✔️ 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 –
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 We take only male WWOOFers during winter(Nov to Feb).
✔️ Knowledge / Skills WWOOFers can learn
Anything about tea
✔️ Experiences WWOOFers can expect
Mediation, Temple experience
✔️ Preferred 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.
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
✔️ 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
Become a WWOOF member and view full information!