I kind of know what you mean! I'm working on getting started in permaculture in central NY right now because I'm attached to the location, even though it might not be the ideal location. I've been working on a local farm learning a lot and that can be a big push to get you started! I think it's right in line with the principles of permaculture that you don't need to have lots of money to get started - you work with what you have! I think it's a really great move for you to do the WWOOFing thing - I know many people who have done that and had amazing experiences where they learned a lot. I know sometimes it seems frustrating when something's a long way off and you want to get started right away, but it sounds like you're doing what you can with the opportunities you have right now! Keep working at it.