Come help garden and take care of our beautiful Big Island, South Kona, Hawaii


United States

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    We are Ken and Courtney. We have a lovely home and garden overlooking Kealakekua Bay, in South Kona, on the west side of the Big Island. The view is epic! There is a lot to do here. The gardening and landscaping alone is an endless project. Things grow so fast here! Ken was a professional organic farmer for over ten years, so you will learn a lot about growing plants while staying here. Our home sits above a Heiau, a historic Hawaiian site. Seeing this landmark daily is a special part of living here. Our property consists of winding gardens that are filled with both edibles and ornamentals. There are also plants important to Hawaiian culture, like bread fruit, cacao, ginger, and turmeric. Ken is a licensed massage therapist with a studio on property, so we seek to maintain an atmosphere of serenity. Courtney is a school teacher as well as a ceramic artist. Another project were are in the middle of, is turning the garage into a functioning art studio equipped with a kiln and potters wheel.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Kona, has a rich history and culture. If you are interested in gardening and horticultural practices, South Kona is a great place to gain knowledge. Our half acre is diverse with edible, native, and flowering plants. We are located in the middle of Kona's Coffee belt, where coffee has been a main cash crop for generations. Our Property sits right next to the Kona living History Farm, where they have preserved the old technologies in a living museum. Courtney is a ceramic artist and will need help in the studio. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn ceramic arts. We do a lot of local eating and eating off the land. If this is interesting to you, you will enjoy the lifestyle here.

  • Help


    We are looking for help in our day to day life on this property. This help will include gardening, cleaning, shopping, meal prep, and other projects in the home, garden, and art studio. There are always fun things happening around here that we would love additional help with.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    We are offering a private bedroom with a shared bath. You will be sharing the house with Ken and Courtney and other guests. You will have access to a large kitchen with many appliances and amenities. We have a washer and dryer here at the house. We feel that it is important to keep a clean house and are looking for someone who feels the same.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Our home overlooks Kealakekua Bay, one of the main historical sites of the Big Island. Kealakekua Bay is less than a 10 min drive from our house and is a magnificent swimming and snorkeling spot. People come from all over the world to hike the Captain Cook Monument Trail and snorkel in the Bay. The trailhead is walking distance from our house. Sometimes you will see dolphins and other times you will see goats. This is a very interesting part of the world. Adventure waits around every corner.

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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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 3-4 hours a day, 5 days a week, flexible schedule

Host ref number: 365764279623