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Paul has a special offer for people who are part of WWOOF or HelpX. It's a way for them to try Bootcamp with a few less hours/day and without the $100 Bootcamp/GAPPER fee. There are some differences between Permaculture Bootcamp and WWOOF Week.



WWOOF WeekPermaculture Bootcamp
Hours per day6 hours plus nest labor (cleaning up after yourself))8 hours plus nest labor
Accommodationstent (we prefer you to bring your own but can provide a tent in a pinch)Choice of a fancy bunk or a tent
(tents provided)
CostFree (you've already paid WWOOF membership fee)$100
Length1 Weekat least 1 week
Can you stay longer?A wwoofer that is a hard worker and pleasant might impress somebody here enough that it might be arrangedmost people stay for several weeks - and bootcamp is designed for stays of months to years
Meeting locationAll WWOOFers meet at the agreed upon public place and timeWe can pick you up at the Missoula airport or bus station, or we will give you directions to drive here
Food provided?Yes! Food staples are provided
Boots and WWOOFers cook for themselves
Yes! Food staples are provided
Boots and WWOOFers cook for themselves
When can you start?only on the designated days for starting a WWOOF week (once or twice a year)on the designated days to start bootcamp (about once a month)


WWOOF Week is like a trial run for true Bootcamp. People who are part of HelpX are also welcome to join in WWOOF week.

2024 WWOOF weeks: May 19-25, 2024 and Sept 15-21, 2024



Some comparisons between the usual WWOOF and the Permaculture Bootcamp

WWOOF:  20 to 40 hours per week
bootcamp: 40 hours per week

WWOOF: your efforts raise a crop which is sold
bootcamp: 95% of your effort is to grow food for the bootcamp, build shelter for the bootcamp and do stuff to benefit the bootcamp

WWOOF: you are expected to clean up after yourself and keep stuff in good repair
bootcamp: you are expected to clean up after yourself and keep stuff in good repair, which is done through our structured nest labor program.

WWOOF: most gigs end after harvest
bootcamp: year-round program

WWOOF: rare for a site to offer a PDC or any other events
bootcamp:  spend enough time in the bootcamp and get a ticket to attend our events (permaculture design course, permaculture technology jamboree, garden master course, etc.)

WWOOF: food is probably grown in monocrops and on flat ground
bootcamp: we grow with polyculture and hugelkultur






If you are interested in our WWOOF week, find our listing on the WWOOF (or HelpX) website to see exact dates, and contact us through WWOOF (or HelpX)
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