Live on an active volcano. Tend the native rainforest. Meet guests from around the world in Hawaii

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a small bustling Inn nestled in the tropical rain forest just miles to an active lava lake and lava flows. Located on the Big Island of Hawaii, in a small village we cater to travelers from all over the world who come to see the volcano.

    The island is filled with places to hike, beaches, exotic flora and fauna, snorkeling, glowing lava, national parks, snow covered mountains, surfing, giant ferns, deserts, underground lava tubes, sea turtles, local Hawaiian culture and so much more.

    Come help us tend the rain forest that surrounds us and learn how to keep an inn running in a very unique place.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Farming
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Helping with Tourists
    Other
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Help

    Help

    Weeding, gardening, cleaning, housekeeping, fix-it projects, general maintenance, recycling, catchment tank monitoring, landscaping, some construction, assisting the guests, chopping firewood, etc.

    We live in a jungle, it takes a crew of people to maintain the property. The jungle always tries to grow back, but we weed out foreign invasive plants by hand. Giant Hapu'u ferns form a canopy 15 feet high with flowers and native foliage growing under. Greenhouses grow food year round.

    We collect all of the water we use here. Pumping, filtering, treating, purifying, and monitoring the catchment system is vital to keeping our Inn flowing.

    We're willing to train if you have the enthusiasm to want to learn. Life on a volcano is hardly normal, but we enjoy it and hope you will too.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Room for a single/couple in a small sized private room in our main house with a full sized bed. Dorm room with 2 bunk beds (4 singles) and one queen bed, fridge and microwave. Free unlimited high speed Internet and cable TV. Access to gas cook top and utility sink, full bathroom, laundry facilities, workshop, greenhouses, garden, ponds, forest and outdoor hot tubs. Can share left over breakfast, must supply own food for lunch and dinner.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We live on a volcano. Nothing quite like it.

    The local village has a gas station, a few bars, many restaurants, community center, markets, art studios, a hardware store and a few general stores. Hitchhiking is common here and a City Bus, passing by twice a day, takes you all around the island.

    Less than a mile from the Volcano National Park, home to the only active volcano in the US. Great hikes, beaches, craters, steam vents, camping, museums, bird watching, and sight seeing.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunites

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunites

    Huge opportunity to learn about the world's most active volcano. Learn in depth about restoring the native rainforest and identifying large numbers of invasive species. Meet people from all over the world and assist them.

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    Volunteering hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week


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