In Gangwon-do

General Information

✔️ Registered 2024

✔️ Host Gender Female

✔️ About us

Our farm is situated in a village where the stream from Mount Odae flows, surrounded by the lushness of mountain azaleas. The farm spans approximately 4700 square meters, with around 3500 square meters dedicated to cultivating hazelnut trees (Hazel nuts), totaling 800 trees, and there are about 20 native beehives. Additionally, we cultivate basic vegetables such as deodeok, duduk, mountain vegetables, and asparagus. With a focus on nurturing native bees, our main activities include grass cutting and flower cultivation. Everything we do is in harmony with the wild, maintaining a natural setting. Your accommodation will be in a Yurt-like structure, providing a quiet place for rest and relaxation. I used to work as a public servant and ran a private business until my retirement in 2017 when I decided to settle down in the countryside. If you have allergies to bee stings, please let us know in advance!

✔️ Farming Experience since2017

✔️ Farm Type Rural Experience and Educational Farm

✔️ Main Crop Hazelnut Tree, Native Bee, Bellflower Root, Asparagus

✔️ Farming Method

We raise native bees, avoiding the use of pesticides and chemical fertilizers. We use compost as fertilizer for hazelnut trees and cultivate kitchen garden produce for use as ingredients

✔️ Organic Lifestyle

Making food with cultivated ingredients. Walking. Growing flowers in the vacant lot

About Host & Member

✔️ Family / Member

Husband or Native Bee Research Club Member

✔️ Animal

2 Dogs

✔️ English

Very basic conversational English

✔️ Other Language

conversation through a translation tool

WWOOFer’s Work

✔️ Works

Wake up the indigenous bees.
Prepare and apply compost to the hazelnut trees.
Prepare for sowing seedlings (photo).
Sow vegetable seeds.
Fertilize the asparagus bed.
Check the indigenous bee hives.

Harvest shepherd’s purse (make shepherd’s purse rice cakes).
Sow various seeds.
Harvest aralia shoots and prepare for grafting.
Transfer and plant deodeok (Codonopsis lanceolata) and gather wild vegetables.
Check indigenous bee hives.
Harvest asparagus.

Harvest wild vegetables and transplant them.
Sow various seeds.
Harvest Codonopsis lanceolata shoots and prepare for grafting.
Transfer and plant deodeok.
Harvest and transplant mountain vegetables.
Check indigenous bee hives.
Harvest asparagus and plant seedlings.

Mow the grass and plant seedlings.
Harvest asparagus.
Check and care for indigenous bees.

Mow the grass and plant seedlings.
Harvest various vegetables.
Dig potatoes.
Care for indigenous bees.

Mow the grass and plant seedlings.
Harvest corn.
Harvest various vegetables and plant ingredients for kimchi.
Pick peppers.
Care for indigenous bees.

Mow the grass and plant seedlings.
Harvest Codonopsis lanceolata fruit.
Care for indigenous bees.

Harvest Codonopsis lanceolata fruit.
Harvest honey.
Dig sweet potatoes.
Harvest various bean varieties.

Collect remaining crops and tidy up the surroundings.
Prepare for hazelnut trees’ pruning and composting.
Prepare for making kimchi.
Winter preparation.
Bee management.

Bee wintering management.

✔️ Working Hours

4~5 hours per day/two days off per week, subject to farm conditions

✔️ WWOOFing Season

Unavailable December~February

Cultural Exchange

✔️ Knowledge / Skills WWOOFers can learn

Raising Native Bees, Operation of Grass Trimmer, Basic Carpentry Tasks

✔️ Experiences WWOOFers can expect

✔️ Preferred WWOOFer

Enjoying rural life and willing to endure inconveniences

✔️ Message to WWOOFers

A quiet person who doesn’t overindulge


✔️ Type

Individual accommodation only for WWOOFers

✔️ Room Sharing

A WWOOFer can share a room with the same sex
(but this will be requested in advance)

✔️ Internet Possible Wifi

✔️ Drink & Smoke

Intermittent outdoor smoking/Alcohol Possible

✔️ Distance from house to farm



✔️ Sharing a Meal

A WWOOFer eats one or two meals a day with host. And the rest, cook by yourself. (Ingredients provided)

✔️ Organic Ingredients Farm and Garden

Almost all ingredients are organic

✔️ Vegetarian Impossible

Vegan and vegetarian available

Check Point

✔️ Preferred Length of Stay 2weeks

✔️ Capacity 3 people

✔️ Accept Short Stay Frequent short-term stays (more than twice a month) are possible

✔️ WWOOFers with Children(under 15 yrs) Yes

✔️ inor(16~18 yrs) No

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