Come and help on our small homestead near the gorgeous Waipio Valley on Hawaii


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    I am a single woman with a small fruit farm. We are very close to the gorgeous Waipio Valley on the big island of Hawaii.

    My search is for a woman this fall to help with harvesting and processing fruit, weeding, pruning and helping with the infrequent rental quests (turning room). I am looking at the month of October and part of November of 2019. I have maybe 8-10 rental guests a month and can give the workaway person those cleaning fees. It is approximately 45 min to turn the room and the fee is $10. There is also extra yard work which we pay $12 an hour for about 6 hours a week. The food we supply is generally basic yet we do try to accommodate special dietary needs.

    WE DO NOT SELL THE FRUIT ON THIS SMALL FARM. Our harvests are small therefore consumption is for our personal use including our workaway guests! So expect to eat anything in season.
    I am looking for a fit individual. This does require a bit of strength for the outside work.
    You would have a private room
    I ask for 20 hours a week of farm/house help and am very flexible on days. I need a self starter, motivated, and organized person who, of course, is drug free and does not smoke.

    The house is an historic dance hall converted to a private residence that was built in the 20's.
    It has a lot of character and has been restored so it is in great condition.
    I do have a cat so if you are allergic you have to consider that.
    I have a bike for you to ride either to the valley in one direction or the cute small town of Honokaa in the other direction. I am a cheery sort and I take very good care of my farm helpers.
    I work two part time jobs and paddle outrigger canoe so am not home a lot.
    I will to help you get around when possible but hope you can take advantage of our very inexpensive bus system, as well. I have a small pick up truck for short stints that I can offer.
    I am certainly available should you need to talk to me.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Help in the house
    Animal care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    This is a Hawaiian immersion of sorts as we live in a very local and diverse part if the island away from the resorts. The hikes and beaches are some of the most beautiful experiences. I also prepare many interesting things grom local sources as I am a retired caterer.

  • Host offers a wage in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers a wage in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

  • Help


    fruit harvesting
    some minimal house upkeep

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken


  • Accommodation


    A small room with internet. I provide all linens, towels, etc.
    Food included within reason. Basic pantry items, fresh fruit and veges. And protein, of course. Vegan diets are okay..i expect you to prepare your own meals, though I do cook on my days off.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We have many things to do and see.
    The big island is one of the most diverse places on the planet.

  • 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?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 222918471362