We have a open spot for 1 or 2 people For the summer and I am now scheduleing for the fall.
When messaging for a request to be hosted please include the following;
1. Describe your practical skills. The more details the better.
This is a beautiful, rainy and rural area of Hawaii. The farm is 100% smoke free (yes all kinds). We live a lifestyle of early to bed early to rise. Healthy foods and a desire to have positive and productive interactions with the animals and plants around us.
We have cats, a dog, rabbits, ducks, chickens and often foster puppies for the animal shelter.
We all do our part to keep the living space; beautiful, light, airy, mold free and very clean.
Everyone is expected to clean up after themselves and be responsible for the things they use while living here.
Everyone is expected to have their own rain gear; rain jacket, mud boots, umbrella etc.
We are totally off grid, water catchment, solar etc.
Pantry with organic, gluten free nonperishable staples provided.
Organic, gluten free lunch on most workdays.
Fruit available for snacking, listed below.
We grow, pineapples, oranges, avocados, macadamia nuts, turmeric, lemongrass, lychee, tangerine, bananas, breadfruit, lilikoi, abiu, chernam cherries, lemon, tangerine, grapefruit, jackfruit, pumpkin, taro, papaya, cinnamon, tapioca, and so much more....
Laundry on property when there is enough sun and rain.
internet services available in Pahoa town, there is no WiFi and limited phone reception.
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
Volunteers will have the opportunity to experience off-grid living in a tropical location as well as learn about the diverse Hawaiian culture here on the Big Island.
We work together and for those who show interest I teach about the native plants, off grid living, solar maintenance and positive reinforcement animal training. We do all the building ourselves ( our homes, chicken coups, outbuildings etc) so for those who show a respect and understanding of safety equipment I will share my knowledge of working with locally grown bamboo and other native woods.
We embrace eating real, organic foods and like to share in the abundance of information on how to grow, harvest and prepare edibles from Hawai’i.
We have started a fun project of building each person we host a personal garden bed to grow and harvest veggies and flowers that grow well in Hawaii. We love to teach and encourage methods of feeding ourselves well while also taking care of the land and giving back to the island.
22hours a week.
Normally we work 4 days a week from 8-1.
For those who show common sense and the ability to complete a task on their own, we are flexible with hours. Some choose to help a few hours everyday, others like to help a few very long days to take advantage maximum free days.
Cleaning, tidying, organizing
Gardening, planting, fruit tree maintenance
Building, sanding, painting.
We have a 2 month minimum with the first two weeks as a trial to make sure everyone is happy and capable of off grid living.
There are exceptions, for example I enjoy hosting from countries outside of the USA and would welcome a shorter stay.
Private cabin, private bedroom, shared bedroom or cabin
You may share with other workawayers
The kitchen is shared so everyone can prepare or share meals if desired.
The shower is on-demand which means unlimited hot water. It is located behind a cabin semi outside with views of bamboo and sheep grazing.
I am 2.6 miles from Pahoa town and 10 miles to kahena black sand beach. Pahoa offers a free outdoor pool, recreational center, skate park and fun ways to participate with the community. Hilo is a bus ride away and offers beautiful snorkeling beaches, farmers markets, imaloa astronomy center etc. There is a bus and Hitch hiking is legal and an easy way to explore the island.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week