Help with home improvement projects- Kailua Hawaii


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    Explore Hawaii in exchange for helping us wrap up a handful of home improvement projects we have going on.

    During COVID-19 stay at home order, we started quite a few projects that now need to be wrapped up. Do you have carpentry, painting, construction etc. skills, and wish to help us finish up our renovation projects?

    Couples are welcome and can be accommodated! A private airconditioned room with a king-size bed is available.

    Hawaii has a safe travels program those with approved negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of their trip to Hawaii may bypass the state’s mandatory 14-day self-quarantine for out-of-state passengers.

    Are you skilled in construction, would you like to hike to waterfalls mountain ridges and valleys, or hang out at white sand beaches, snorkel, kayak or surf?

    If yes then this opportunity is for you!

    Priority is given to those with construction trade skills.


    Anna & Guy

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    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 enjoy helping travelers make the most of their visit to our beautiful island - showing them our favorite hiking spots, beaches, and farmer's markets. We encourage travelers to immerse themselves in the laid back Island culture of our small beachside town. This is an opportunity to discover the Hawaiian way of life.

    We have hosted a handful of travelers and enjoy learning about their culture and hearing stories about their exciting travels around the world. We love to cook and having a chance to share our favorite meals and try those of our travelers is always a fun way to learn about each other's backgrounds.

    We are in the midst of handful of renovation projects and our travelers are sure to learn new building skills.

    Oahu is a perfect place also to learn how to surf, kayak or snorkel. Our island also offers many opportunities for learning about the rich culture and history of the Hawaiian people. Travelers can visit historical sites around the Island or learn more at the culture and history of the Islands at the Polynesian Cultural Center or at the Bishop Museum.

  • Help


    We are looking for help with the below.

    Helping us with some home improvements:
    Build a tool room and sauna building
    Miscellaneous carpentry projects
    Bathroom renovation project

    If you are a couple you can work together or divide where one person helps with construction, and the other with cooking and organizing etc.

    We follow mainly a Paleo type diet (pasture-raised meat/poultry/eggs, and lots of vegetables). If you are a vegetarian or vegan this will probably not be a good fit as you would need to be comfortable cooking meat.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Finnish: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Guest room with fast wifi, TV, closet for storage, king size bed, and air-conditioning. Private bathroom for your use. Sheets, bathroom towels and beach towels provided.

    Shared full-size washer and dryer. Shared fully equipped kitchen, living room, and dining room. Large backyard with a pool, chaise lounge chairs and outdoor seating area with a BBQ.

    Our house is situated on a canal, and we have a two-person ocean kayak which you are welcome to use to paddle to the ocean and back. You can easily walk or bike to the beach.

    Kailua Town with shops and restaurants is a bike ride away. Our house is conveniently located with a bus stop nearby.

    Quiet time after 10:30 pm on weekdays as we work, and get up early in the morning.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We live 1.2 miles from the beach on Oahu’s Windward Coast. Turquoise water and fine white sand have made Kailua Beach a favorite of locals and visitors alike. Our Island has ample opportunities for hiking, swimming, stand up paddling, snorkeling, fishing and other fun adventures!

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    High-speed internet is available along with a desk set up.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Approximately 5 hours a day weekends off.

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