In Jeollanam-do

General Information

✔️ Registered 2011

✔️ Host Gender Male

✔️ About us
Gucheung-am(구층암) is a peaceful tea farm full of nature. Nearby are paths through the bamboo grove behind Hwaeon-sa  full of sounds from the nearby stream. Our ancestors used to say “It lies among bamboos with a long stream running musically beside it. A very beautiful spot!” Gucheung-am has served as a meditation hall, a teaching hall, a home to a community, and a place for ascetic practice. Its historic buildings are simple and natural. The hall, containing statues of a thousand Buddhas, is small and beautiful, with a solemn atmosphere.

✔️ Farming Experience Since 2007

✔️ Farm Type Temple

✔️ Main Crop wild herb tea from mountain

✔️ Farming Method
We collect leaves from wild tea plants for products.

✔️ Organic Lifestyle
We minimize the food waste.

About Host & Member

✔️ Family / Member 6 monks, 3 officer

✔️ Animal Dogs

✔️ English Simple English

✔️ Other Language

WWOOFer’s Work

✔️ Works
Spring: Bamboo thinning, Delivery, Making green tea, Harvesting green tea leaves, Making a String
Summer: Packaging green tea, , Making a String
Autumn: Bamboo thinning, Delivering trees, Preparing the yard for the winter, , Making a String

Winter : Preparing firewood, Making a String

✔️ Working Hours
Basic 7 to 8 hours. About 10 hours when making tea.

✔️ WWOOFing Season
Available all year around.

Cultural Exchange

✔️ Knowledge / Skills WWOOFers can learn
Anything about tea

✔️ Experiences WWOOFers can expect
Mediation, Temple experience

✔️ Preferred WWOOFer
Diligent WWOOFer

✔️ Message for WWOOFers
-Please be prepared with tolerance since it is a reverent place.

-We only accept WWOOFers who stay more than 10 days.


✔️ Type
The entire dormitory has six to seven rooms called Ondol room, a traditional Korean structure. There are usually two or three extra rooms available for the Wwoofer, and if there are too many people, they can share the room.

✔️ Room Sharing
You might share a room with a woofer of the same gender, but you will be notified in advance.

✔️ Internet WiFi

✔️ Drink & Smoke Light drinking / No smoking Indoor

✔️ Distance from house to farm 1.5Km


✔️ Sharing a Meal
We eat together

✔️ Organic Ingredients
Environmentally Friendly as possible

✔️ Vegetarian Vegetarian available

Check Point

✔️ Preferred Length of Stay More than 2 weeks

✔️ Capacity 8 people

✔️ Accept Short Stay(~3 days) No

✔️ WWOOFers with Children(under 15 yrs) Yes

✔️ Accept Minor(16~18 yrs) No

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