New! Unexpected opening for help in garden, repairs, handyman starting now May.
We have been hosting volunteers from around the world since 1997 and are one of the oldest hosts on Maui. Over 500 people from the age of 20 to 55 years young have participated in our project. If you can stay for 3 months you are welcome to send a request for an application. We receive many requests and we only can welcome a few of you and only those who took the time to fill out a volunteer application. We have had so many wonderful people from Workaway, and we enjoy hosting them.
It has been a safe haven for many people from all walks of life who come to Maui to spend some quality time, and deepen their awareness of living ecologically and responsibly with Mother Nature. It can also be a time for deepening the awareness of the self, and experiencing inner and outer wisdom ~ Awakening the Eco-Soul. Welcome to our place.
If you would like to support our Maui Retreat with housekeeping, maintenance - if you are skilled for small repairs, office help, computer skills, landscaping, trail maintenance , anything that makes a place like ours run smoothly, we would love it. Whatever is next in creating an environment we all can enjoy, learn and sustain ourselves and Mother Nature's needs.
Our artistic and educational community is living ecologically and responsibly on 15 acres of sustainable land on the pristine North Shore of Maui. We are surrounded by 18 acres of cliffs and oceanfront, our hiking trails lead to fresh water pools and 150-foot tall waterfalls. Yet we are only 20 minutes from Paia and Ho'okipa, the windsurfing capital of the world. With solar power and with Maui's own recycled vegetable oil, our generator pumps our own well with the sweetest water. The rain fills our ponds. The compost and the chicken coop (with 10 chickens) nurtures our earth, the bees drink from our flowers and we grow organic food in our garden. We are specialized in structural bamboo. We feature unique and elegant bamboo housing, a grand view of the ocean and lush tropical surroundings. Come with your passion and your skills and meet other volunteers and make friends for life.
We provide rooms, hot water showers, phone, wireless Internet, laundry service, and a communal kitchen in a bamboo house with a great spiritual library. There are also beautiful meditation temples to practice your awareness. Yoga and Embodied Spirituality classes are available during your stay. Our volunteers, Artists in Residents and retreat guests come from all over the world. The work is demanding and when your work is done the time is yours to learn, play or focus on what nourishes your spirit. Our volunteers help make our beautiful retreat center run, taking care of landscaping, maintenance, housekeeping and taking care of our guests, ensuring each experience here is as special as the land.
If you are a Yoga teacher or practitioner of any healing arts you are welcome to share your gifts to our volunteers and guests. We have daily Yoga classes in the morning, and also offer a "Shamanic Night Teaching" once a week where ancient teachings meet science and other Meditations. You can participate in any of our classes for free as a volunteer.
if you would like to join us, please contact us with a request for an application. We are looking for new volunteers to join the community for this summer 2019 and autumn 2019. We prefer longer stays only.
If you would like to come earlier, ask for an application with the request to be on the waiting list. Changes happen all the time and you just have to trust if the spirit wants you to be here .... magic happens. We only accept helpers who have submitted an application. We want to make sure your needs are met and you would fit into our artistic spiritual community.
We are looking forward to getting to know you and of course you getting to know us.
Please submit in English, even though Kutira speaks German the rest of the team does not. Once we get your request we will send you an invitation where you can request our application, and receive more information/videos/website links from us.
Mantenimiento / bricolage
Ayuda en una granja
Ayuda en proyecto ecológico
Ayuda en casa
Ayuda con animales
Ayuda de caridad
Ayuda informática / Internet
Besides learning from the land, you will be exploring your inner landscape as well. We always have 6-8 volunteers from around the world, and the friendships you make here will last the rest of your life. It is fun to get to know each other, learn from each other and yes, even fall in love with each other. We also have meditation temples to explore yourself, and we offer Yoga and Embodied Spirituality classes as well . This will be an inner and outer journey. If you teach Yoga or have any other gifts you would like to offer to the fellow volunteers or retreat guests, you are welcome to do so.
You can support our Retreat with housekeeping, maintenance - if you are skilled in small repairs, office help, computer skills, anything that makes a place like ours run smoothly, we love it. Whatever is next in creating an environment we all can enjoy, learn and sustain ourselves and Mother natures needs.
English and German
Our volunteers are in small cabins or rooms. The kitchen is shared with all the volunteers. Our outdoor showers and bath house in the garden invite you to have the real Hawaiian experience.There are also beautiful meditation temples to practice your awareness, and our Ohana Temple ("Ohana" in Hawaiian means family) where Yoga and Embodied Spirituality classes are available during your stay. Our volunteers and guests come from all over the world. Daily Yoga classes are offered from Monday to Friday, 8am to 9am.
If you are interested, please send us a request for an application. We only take 6 to 8 volunteer at a time. We have a 3-month minimum commitment. If you have a special skill that is needed we may also take you a shorter time if we have space. We enjoy hosting and mentoring people from all walks of life. We love people with artistic skills such as music, painting, singing, yoga, healing skills and whatever makes your heart beat faster and don't shy away from the daily labor we have to do in order to enjoy this land.
Mein Mann ist Amerikaner und ich bin Schweizerin. Wir wohnen auf Maui seit mehr als 30 Jahren und haben den Maui Retreat zusammen aufgebaut. Wir haben auch ein "off the grid" Recording studio und machen Musik.
P.S. our application is in English and you need to be able to understand. Of course you can deepen your knowledge but the basic communication skills are needed.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week