I have been a WWOOF host before, when out in a rural circumstance. See 21 September 2005 on this page for information.
Very pleased now to have been accepted again as a host, this time in a country town small block situation, practising organic growing and seeking to head towards greater self-sufficiency.
There seems no end to the tasks on hand for some time ahead, as I improve things. There is great value for the WWOOF host not only in having help for several hours a day but also in meeting people from other cultures. AND ALSO, in my experience, if you have to explain what you want to do, and what you want done, to someone from a very different background, over a barrier of limited common language, chances are that in the process you might actually, yourself, begin to understand what you are trying to do and whether it makes sense.
Some very good friends made among WWOOFers, including Rocky and Jongpil from Korea and Belinda and Suzanna from Hong Kong