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Join our Swiss-American family in Pukalani, USA

  • United States
  • Favourited 160 times
  • Last activity: 06/02/2023



 Min stay requested: 1 month or more



  • Description


    We are a Swiss-America family (2 school aged boys aged 10&12) who are looking for some help in and around our house. Our garden is pretty large, or rather what should be a garden one day. A lovely rescue dog is part of our family and she appreciates walks and attention.

    We also have a separate large 6-acre farm property (with no farm on it yet) where we will be building a house and where there is a lot to mow, water and weedwhack.

    We do NOT live by the ocean, but at about 2200ft/600M elevation. The nearest beach on the North Shore is a 20min drive away. If you do not plan to rent a car, be aware that you'll be dependent on the bus, which is a great way to get around but definitely does not get you everywhere (and the bus routes are not the best planned ones). Check out Maui Bus to get an idea if that is something you can see yourself dealing with (we are about a 5-10 min walk from the nearest bus stop). Unfortunately a bicycle is really not an option as a mode of transportation for where we live (who wants to do 0 to 2200 ft on a regular basis with no separate bike-lane but just biking on the side of the highway), but can be one in combination with the bus (only the bus takes a max of 2 bikes per bus so if there are two bikes, you'll wait for the next bus).

    We speak several languages and are comfortable with people from all different places. We love meeting people from everywhere cooking together etc.! But we'd also love someone who can speak either Swiss-German or French and help our kids maintain/improve their language skills/keep connected to their mother-tongue.

    We have a bedroom available and can host ONE person. Separate toilet in that part of the house too. Shower is in the kid's bathroom.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are passionate travelers ourselves, understand people from many different backgrounds and love showing our beautiful island to new people (as much as work and other obligations allow us to). Makes us get out and about to and every now and then forget about all the work and all the stuff to be done.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    We have 1/2 acre property with a vegetable garden where there are always projects and we have an ag property where there is gras to mow and fruit trees to water. We also always have project in the house if someone is interested.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Spanish: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    Private bedroom. Shared (with children) bathroom.

    We are mostly an eat-at-home family. And of course our workaway is part of the family and on days when we both work we do appreciate someone who can maybe prep a dinner every now and then.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Maui has so many amazing sights, beaches, hikes that you will need to be here for a good amount of time to explore it all!

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


  • ...

    Hours expected

    About 3-4 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 186526939677

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