Several reasons may explain this. Hosts receive numerous demands and do their best to answer everybody, as soon as possible. However, the lack of precision, the mass mailings or an incomplete profile can lead hosts not answering you.
However, here are some tips for communicating with the host:
- Make sure your first exchange with the host is personal and friendly, showing that you have read their profile carefully. Give details about yourself, why you go WWOOFing, and why you chose this host. We strongly advise against sending generic "copy and paste" messages to the hosts as they will notice it in and probably not answer you.
- We insert a link to your profile WWOOFer in each message sent to hosts. These will be more likely to respond if your profile is complete and up to date.
- If you do not have an answer after several days, send a second message or give a call. Your persistence will show the host that you are actually interested in their farm.
- If nothing happens, contact us.