Live on an active volcano in the rainforest in Hawai'i. Help us at our busy bed & breakfast!

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  • 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 learn how to keep an inn running in a very unique place and help with the operations, keeping our inn running smoothly.

    Due to the nature of our business, we only accept volunteers planning to stay ONE MONTH or more, and give priority to people staying longer than one month.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Helping with Tourists
    Language practice
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Help


    If you have previous office or clerical experience, we are looking for office helpers.

    If you have marketing, videography, social media, and/or website/SEO skills, we would love to have you come work with us! If you have another skill that you think could be useful here let us know! Be creative.

    Some of the types of chores here include: Deep cleaning, housekeeping, laundry, hosting, weeding, gardening, landscaping, hauling firewood, mulching, fix-it projects, general maintenance, recycling, organizing, assisting the guests, and other facets of running a bed & breakfast. We have check-outs daily and always need help with housekeeping as well as deep cleaning. (Let us know if you have prior cleaning experience!)

    We live in a rain forest, it takes a crew of people to maintain the property. The invasive and noxious weeds always tries to grow back, but we weed out foreign invasive plants by hand. Yellow Himalayan Ginger is a constant battle, they need to be pulled before they flower. Giant Hapu'u ferns form a canopy 15 feet high with flowers and native foliage growing under. Greenhouses grow food year round, and needs to be tended to. 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. Prior experience is a plus! Life on a volcano is hardly normal, but we enjoy it and hope you will too.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Hawaiian

  • Accommodation


    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, greenhouses, garden, pond, Hawaiian rain forest and outdoor hot tubs. Can share left over breakfast, must supply own food for lunch and dinner or share among other workaway volunteers.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We live on the worlds most active volcano. Nothing quite like it.

    The local village has a gas station, a few bars and restaurants, a community center, Sunday farmers market, a bunch of art studios, a hardware store and a few general stores. Hitchhiking is common here and a City Bus (Hele-on bus), passing by twice a day, that takes you all around the island.

    We are less than a mile from the Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park, home of Kilauea Volcano, the only volcano in the world with 2 eruptions occurring simultaneously! The park has great hikes, some beaches (back country hike), craters, steam vents, camping, museum & visitor center, bird watching, and sight seeing - oh, and a huge bubbling lava lake right in the summit caldera!

  • 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 opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Huge opportunity to learn about the world's most active volcano, and mo'olelo (oral traditions) about Kilauea Volcano. Learn about the cultural facets of this unique area weaved into our business. Meet people from all over the world and assist them. Learn about Hawaiian culture and Hawaiian language. Learn in depth about restoring the native rainforest and identifying large numbers of invasive species.

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    Hours expected

    25 hours work per week

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