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#420 – Host Reviews?

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Wednesday, 28 November 2018 08:18 CET
 Hi there,

My wife & i are looking to wwoof in Italy for 4 weeks this upcoming Spring/Summer 2019. We were wondering if there are reviews available for the Hosts?
As we can't seem to find them on the Wwoof Italia Website anywhere

We have wwoofed before & will be wwoofing other plaes in Europe & all the other Wwoof sites have the option to leave reviews for Hosts & other potential wwoofers to view them.

Any help on this would be greatly appreciated!

Wednesday, 28 November 2018 08:41 CET
Thank you for your request but we are opposed to this type of feedback, it has been voted against in several general meetings by members in the past, primarily because the type of relationship that is established when you live and work together, sharing so much, even family intimacy, does not seem correct to be reviewed in public. All the farms are visited and accepted by a local WWOOF coordinator before they go on the list and on the site you can fill out a form in case of complaint or for general comments that allows us to interact directly with the farm in question precisely in order to clarify any misunderstandings, if the complaints are repeated the farm is removed (we have also suspended WWOOFers in the past).

You will need to choose farms carefully selecting the aspects that interest you on the particular farm, I suggest that you make good use of the search engine facility to help with this http://www.wwoof.it/en/list/list/search.html

tell the host why you specifically chose their farm, tell them a bit about yourself and your interests, ask questions!

Good communication before you get to the farm and whilst you are there are the key to a successful WWOOF stay.

All the farms are visited and accepted by a local WWOOF coordinator before they go on the list and we take complaints very seriously and so they should all be fine!

Thursday, 29 November 2018 00:33 CET
Hi Bridget,

Thank you for the quick reply & totally understand where you stand on the matter.

Glad to hear that a Wwoof Coordinator visits all properties before being added to the lists & that complaints for hosts AND wwoofers are taken seriously.

I just wanted make sure i wasn't missing something that i've seen on other sites--as reviews from other sites have been really helpful!

Thanks again & we're really excited to set up wwoofing in Italy!! :D
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