Help us with a few projects around our home and garden on the Big Island of Hawaii, USA

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  • Description

    Description

    Aloha!

    We are now looking for a couple from now through Sept 29th.
    You will need to have some "handy man" skills. Light carpentry, light electric (replacing ceiling fan and/or plugs) and minor plumbing knowledge.

    My name is Laura. I was born here but raised on the east coast. I have been back here since 1989.
    Hawaii is gorgeous and you will be in Paradise. Here on the Big island we have a laid back life style.
    the project will be exterior painting projects.

    I am a real estate agent and work mostly from home. I have one cat, Cutie who goes in or out as she pleases.

    I also foster kittens (one at a time) for the Humane society.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    General Maintenance
    Help around the house

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We will interact doing these projects together and we will be happy to teach you about the Hawaiian culture, how to care for tropical plants and experiencing a tropical Polynesian climate.

    You will be surrounded by tropical plants, birds and you will learn about the Hawaiian history, the Volcanoes that make up the island. If you like I will be happy to take you on a tour of the Volcanoes National Park, the botanical gardens, Lyman museum or the Tsunami museum.

    I will be happy to pick you up at Hilo airport. I hope to learn about your country or your area of the USA.

  • Help

    Help

    My home on the market and will need help with packing and moving to my near by rental house.
    We will then be fixing up that home.

    We will be doing interior painting, fixing windows, some house cleaning and repairing anything that needs it. I do not know all until I get into the house. In the yard there will be cutting, trimming, pruning the bushes and trees.

    I will provide room with bath & separate entrance plus two meals a day for a couple. What seems to work best is 5 hours a day for 25 hours a week. The evenings and weekends will be your own time to explore and enjoy the island life.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Please read the entire Description which will tell you that you have your own cooking facilities and a barbecue.

    Our Ohana studio is sparkling clean & features tropical furnishings with private entrance, private bath & private lanai. Kitchenette features fridge, microwave, sink, coffee maker, kettle, toaster, blender, hot plate and rice cooker. There is also a barbecue with a burner right outside your unit for your use.
    All dishes, silverware, towels, linens, shampoo, conditioner & body wash are included for your use.

    Private bathroom with tub & shower is inside the unit. The lanai is private, great for relaxing, drinking your morning coffee (included) or having cocktails and/or candle lit dinner. View from your lanai is a beautiful fountain, pond, garden and seating area, all for your use.

    The studio is fully furnished with comfy queen sized bed, table and chairs, desk, dish TV, DVD player with DVDs, CDs, a d books. Common carport has washer & dryer for your use. Snorkel gear, boogie board, beach chairs, cooler and towels are also included.

    We are on one acre of land. We have our own separate living area, on the opposite side of the carport. Property is landscaped with many beautiful plants, fruit trees, tiki torches, fountain and pond.

    Snorkel gear, boogie board, beach chairs, cooler and towels are also included. Carport has washer & dryer for your use.
    The property is landscaped with many beautiful plants, fruit trees, tiki torches, fountain and pond.

    We are 20 minutes south of Hilo,
    10-15 minutes from shops, restaurants, grocery store and Olympic sized swimming pool.
    We are approx 1/2 mile from the ocean cliffs.
    Isaac Hale beack park is approx 20 minutes away.
    Volcanoes National Park is a 40 minute drive.
    Kehena Black Sand Beach (clothing optional), where you can sometimes swim with the dolphins, is 25 minutes away.
    We are 15 minutes from Uncle Robert's.
    Huge Sunday Makuu market is 10 minutes.
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    We are centrally located for side trips to all other parts of the Big Island.

    No smoking anywhere on the property. 4/20 friendly but outside only.

    PLEASE NOTE THAT AS OF RIGHT NOW, 8/13/20, IF YOU FLY INTO HAWAII, YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO STAY IN ONE PLACE (QUARANTINE) FOR THE FIRST 14 DAYS. THIS SHOULD NOT BE A PROBLEM IF YOU ARE STAYING HERE.
    YOU WILL NEED TO FLY INTO THE HILO AIRPORT.
    CHANGES MAY HAPPEN DEPENDING ON THE VIRUS.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are in a "country" type setting on one acre of land and approx 25 minutes to Hilo. I go approx twice a week. If you want to travel the immediate area there is a place close by that rents bicycles.
    If you want to go further, you will need to rent a car. Bus service is not very good here.
    You will need your own source of income.

    Hilo offers a glimpse into the past of a authentic Hawaiian township.
    Ocean temperature offers snorkeling and swimming every day of the year.

    Other fun things to do are the botanical gardens, see the many waterfalls,
    Lyman museum, Pacific tsunami miss museum, the beach, music events. There is an Olympic swimming pool near by (free).

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    25 hours a week

Your studio
Pond and fountain
Some of the many tropical plants on the property
View of the pond and fountain from your studio lanai.
Breadfruit and Lemon tree
Cutie and one of our foster kittens

Host ref number: 133114564939