Help around the house for an adventurous Hawaii family, USA

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a small family of 3. Myself (Ryan), my wife Beccy, and our daughter Mahina. We run a small family run adventure tour company in Hawaii and provide outdoor adventures to many visitors. We live a very healthy lifestyle, surfing and beach time everyday. Beccy runs the business from the office and Ryan is an adventure guide that takes all the clients out. Our lives are pretty fast paced, and could use some help around the house and to be able to relax and unwind when the days are over! We've hosted a few people on Workaway, and have had some amazing experiences. We really noticed that just the slightest bit of help around the house really makes things so much easier for us! We are always go, go, go with activities, surfing, hiking, camping, cooking, gardening, etc. Basically we work extremely hard and play really hard.

    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️Please ONLY contact us through the Workaway webpage and not on our personal social media or business. If we do not reply then just send us a reminder email through Workaway.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Other
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Language practice
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet
    Teaching

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We live in a really desirable area that is full of beauty and good energy. We have great organic farms and a lot of really great gems nearby. We like to teach people and talk about living more sustainably and buying from farms and farmers markets.
    We own an adventure tour company, taking people surfing, stand up paddling, hiking, snorkeling, cliff jumping, and adventures around the whole island. You will have the opportunity to surf, and we can guide you in the right direction to do many hikes and adventures around our beautiful island. You are always more than welcome to Join on our days off when we go out adventuring with our family and friends.

    Ryan is also extremely knowledgable about the ocean and the island. He grew up here on the islands and knows all the hikes, surf spots and best things to do.
    Beccy is very knowledgable about herbs, holistic health and practicing Hawaiian Medicinal techniques and natural medicines. She loves to talk about and teach natural healing of the body and practices.

    Hawaii is a very different culture than US Mainland. Come learn traditions and cultures that Hawaii has to offer through the eyes of locals. We know a little bit of Hawaiian Language and we would love to teach you some as well.
    We have hosted health programs and we are very knowledgable in health, fitness and taking care of your body the natural way and staying away from processed packaged foods. Ryan is a certified Health Coach and Beccy loves yoga and we love to practice and live a healthy lifestyle.
    We try to live self sustainable, less trash, we try to use as little plastic/waste as possible.
    We try to live a very healthy positive life, if you are open to learning and what we have to offer than you will leave with a lot of new learning experiences to take with you.

  • Help

    Help

    Aloha. My wife and I are looking for a positive, helpful and hardworking person to help us around the house. We have a 8 year old daughter who skates, surfs and plays soccer. She is very active and has a lot of energy and so do we. We are starting a new business so we need someone to help around the house with the things we cannot get around to right with our busy schedule so we can get our new business launched.

    We are looking for a like minded, healthy, active, energetic, self motivated, open minded, fast paced, positive, and out going person who truly wants to join our family and experience our active lifestyle here in Hawaii. We love positive energy and people who love to be healthy and active. A creative soul to bring creative inspiration. Honesty about work experience and ability to communicate are some traits we would like to have in a Workaway. Must have real work experience. This a not a hostel, hotel or summer camp, we are genuinely looking for help since we are so busy. We are also not here to parent you or manage your work, we are looking for someone responsible and respectful and does not need to be asked constantly to do tasks. We do not have a lot of family here to help with our daughter and other things. We have built our business from the ground up with our daughter by our side. Ryan is out adventuring with guests for most of the days from sun up to sun down and Beccy works from home in the office while juggling being a stay home Mom and running the business.
    We work really hard to live where we do and have the lifestyle we have but when we are not working we also explore and play hard and enjoy life and we would like to share that with you also.

    Help with cleaning the house since we get so busy our house usually gets put on the back burner. We strive for a clean, organized and tidy house but just need the help getting there. We like our home to look very presentable. Organizing skills are needed. Beccy likes to keep the house very organized and tidy with everything in its place.

    Example of things we might need help with around the house:
    *️️️️️️️️️️Cleaning the house
    -Laundry
    -Cleaning the floors
    -Dishes and help keeping the house tidy
    *️️️️️️️️️️Organizing
    *️️️️️️️️️️We really want help getting some garden beds going.
    *️️️️️️️️️️House maintenance/handy work
    *️️️️️️️️️️Help with the animals, we have three cats and one dog.
    *️️️️️️️️️️Help us getting out the door in the morning before work.
    *️️️️️️️️️️Working on arts and crafts with our daughter, language, help with homework and reading and music.
    *️️️️️️️️️️We would also like our daughter to learn a different language or play an instrument. Our daughter is number one priority above anything so we like to make sure she is on a good routine and happy.
    *️️️️️️️️️️We like to have our house very clean tidy and minimal. We really like the Mari Kondo method and making sure everything has home.
    *️️️️️️️️️️We really love our daughter to have the best of manners and behavior.
    *️️*️️*️️We just moved into our house not to long ago so some help organizing the office and unpacking could be helpful also.

    Kid friendly is a MUST! Our daughter looks up to all of her elders, so we want a positive wholesome role model in the house! She has a lot of energy so someone who has a lot of patience. She loves art and she aspires to be an artist. Someone who dresses modestly and respectable. She will want to talk and play with you, so we are looking for someone who genuinely wants to be a part of her life and genuinely likes kids. We are a family so we are around kids a lot and parents, so being comfortable around that kind of setting.

    We do not include food in our listing only because we buy top quality organic and gmo free food. It takes us hours to source our food and then prep and prepare it. The food we buy also costs more since we have to buy gluten free, corn free and dairy free goods. We do love to treat our workaways with meals on occasion or special treats we have made when the time arises. Also on occasions we would love to do potluck style meals. We shop at a lot of local farms and health food stores so you are more than welcome to tag along and shop for food for yourself. Our specialty foods including protein powders, green mixes, oils, organic honey etc...are off limits. When we go out to eat it is your responsibility to pay for your own meal.

    I try to make a schedule but our days change from day to day because of our business and we get last minute bookings. I usually put my schedule on a calendar for everyone to see so days can be planned. We usually wake up pretty early and go to bed not too long after the sun goes down. We prefer to play music(guitar/ukulele), rest, do yoga or play with our daughter when we are home. Our home is our resting place/sanctuary and we really enjoy the quiet when we are home but we also love to chat when we are not busy working. We love listening to music while we are working at home. We would love to have a jam session with you, we have a guitar, ukulele and drum you are more than welcome to use at the house.

    Here is an example of our days:
    Ryan is up at 6am getting his vans and everything ready for his adventure days. Washing snorkel masks, loading boards, washing and vacuuming vans. Washing and re-filling the reusable water bottles, getting the guides ready and their van. Making phone calls and answering emails. Ryan and the guides leave the house around 8:20am, so help during that time is extremely helpful for us. Ryan gets back home pretty much after the sun is down most days and has to break down the work vans and continues to work when he gets home. So having a workawayer help with this process could help us to have more family time together and help us relax into the evening hours and get our daughter to bed at a decent hour.

    Beccy starts the day waking up at 6am and helping Ryan with whatever he may need. Then makes breakfast for everyone and cleanup after. Helps to get Ryan out the door. Gets Mahina to school when school is in session. Then comes straight home and works on the computer doing book keeping accounting and running the business. until our daughter gets out of school. She doesn't always get everything done, so she sometimes has to work when school is out. We also have a vacation rental we manage so Beccy is driving back and forth cleaning, doing yard work there. Beccy tries to take Mahina to do extra curricular activities after school because Mahina has lots of energy and sometimes gets put on the back burner when we are so busy with work. So more help around the house would help so we can have more family time and we can get more time with our daughter.

    The great part about helping us that we need help with things in the morning and later in the evening time so that creates time for you to explore during the day and have hours of the day to explore and adventure our island.
    We would like you to wake up in the morning when we need the help during the day time/ work hours when we need the help.

    We also have three cats and a puppy that we need help training so must be animal friendly and experience with pets.

    We are looking for a couple week stays but make sure to have a back up plan just in case it doesn't work out. If it works out and you are the right fit we can hopefully host for up to two months. The first week will be a trial week. We do not want you to feel uncomfortable or us to feel uncomfortable in our own home. We are looking for someone who is going to fit in with our family and lifestyle. *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️Must have your own spending money for food, bus passes and toiletries or anything else you might need while you are here.

    We do not party or drink alcohol. We are a drug free and smoke free home.

    Must read below:
    This is a great link to refer to on Workaway if you want to be a great Volunteer and what we expect.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We live in a simple house on the North Shore of Oahu. We provide a guest bedroom for you to sleep and put your things in. There is a bathroom that you can use that will be shared with our daughter. We live in the countryside/rainforest and it is very quiet and peaceful. There is a hike walking distance from our home that's in a lush tropical forest. We live on top of a hill and you would need to have rides from us up and down the hill. We will definitely make sure you are able to be mobile and able to get around. At the bottom of the hill are some of the most beautiful beaches for snorkeling, diving, paddling, surfing and also plenty of hikes on top of our hill and down the hill to enjoy. We are a 15 minute drive or bus ride to Haleiwa town. The best way to get around is through the bus system. You can buy a monthly bus pass online and there are many great apps to help you navigate through the bus schedule.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We live close to many good hikes, short and long, and easy to advanced. We live a 5-10 minute drive close to some of the most desirable beaches on the island where you can watch the turtles, relax, stand up paddle, surf and enjoy beautiful sunsets on the beach. There are many famous beaches with great surfing for beginners to advanced. In the winter time on the North Shore the waves are really huge and you can watch the would famous Triple Crown of Surfing and other surf contests. In the summer you have the opportunity to swim with dolphins and turtles, hike to some of the most beautiful scenery in the world. If you are adventurous and self motivated, this is the place for you. We know every best hike and spot on the island! It's our job! Help us around the house, and we can make sure your time in Hawaii is nothing short of amazing!

  • 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?

    One

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    Hours expected

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

The nearest beach. A 10 minute drive from our home.
Our daughter swimming with dolphins.
A beautiful summer day.
Waimea jump rock
Our simple living space.
Ryan surfing near our home.
Some of the adventures we go on. Earth Day hike.
Our family!
Our daughter surfing with Ryan.



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