Mama had a neat thought, after we rang off. Consider your everage weekly spend. We’ll call it £x, most of which goes on food and lodging. Then consider what you would earn full time at a menial task. Call that £y. The odds are that £x is almost as much as if not more than £y. In other words, it costs as much to live as you can readily earn! Then – and this is the cunning part – consider how Wwoofing, by providing you with full board and lodging, thus saving you a large part of £x, actually ‘pays’ as much as if not more than full time employment.
How’s that for lateral thinking?