At this time we only have a cabin that is intended for two friends or a couple. Our strongest need right now is for someone with strong construction skills that also enjoys farm work.
We are currently accepting interns/community members for our organic, regenerative farm and education center. We are looking for folks who are honest, reliable, motivated, hard-working, open-minded, passionate, learners, and interested in cultivating self-reliance and personal growth. Currently giving preference to an individual/couple that enjoys gardening, vegetarian cooking with knowledge of botanicals a plus. We are also looking for an individual that has some knowledge of basic farm tools like weed whackers and chainsaws with construction skills a very high priority.
***Due to the volume of interest, we only accept those willing to stay for 3 months or more. Thank you
*** ** We can only accept those over the age of 21. **
Who We Are:
Our Farm and Wellness Retreat is located on 7.5 acres, on the slopes of Mauna Loa Volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii. The farm has amazing sweeping views of Kealakekua Bay and Honaunau’s City of Refuge along the coast.
We are a small community of people living on the land creating a conscious model of food diversity, self-sufficiency, and holistic living. We host many visitors from around the world as renters, work exchangers, guests in our farm accommodations, and workshop attendees. We love inspiring a HOLISTIC LOCAL LIFESTYLE and being a working demonstration of how that's possible. We have 25 years of experience in sustainable agriculture and holistic living.
The farm has dozens of different types of fruit trees, edible & medicinal plants all integrated with our animal systems. Our animals include poultry, ducks, milking sheep, and goats. The original plantings on the farm were macadamia nuts and we still have over 150 macadamia nut trees. One of our primary focuses besides education is herbal medicines, including hemp. In addition to farming, we enjoy cooking, yoga, music, dance, meditation, swimming, hiking, exploring the islands, traveling and learning about other cultures.
If You Are Interested:
If this sounds like a good potential fit, we would love to hear from you! Please provide your preferred email so we can send you an application. Then email it back to us with a brief description of yourself, what you have been doing this past year, and a PHOTO doing something you love.
Mahalo & Aloha!
Help with Eco Projects
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
Learn about herbal medicine, health/wellness, tropical regenerative agriculture as well as hospitality.
This host offers accommodation and payment.
Host has indicated that they will pay at least the minimum hourly wage of their country for each hour worked and that accommodation will also be provided. They are asking for help with a business or business activity. Contact the host directly via the site messenger for more information and details about the wage provided. Any arrangements should be agreed in advance with your host.
Some of your tasks will include feeding and watering animals, tree trimming, digging holes for planting, pest control, weed wacking/burning, and general upkeep of the farm and community spaces. Because we have animals, there are daily morning activities that need to be tended to.
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.
Off-grid, 300 sq ft rustic cabin with access to our community kitchen and lounge. The kitchen is fully stocked with major kitchen appliances and also has laundry and bathroom facilities. Outdoor hot shower running on rainwater.
In your free time it is easy to access the beach, 10min drive down the hill, snorkel, hiking, yoga, explore Hawaiian culture, dive into community, etc..
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Here at our Farm, we have fast WIFI in the common spaces.
In special cases yes. In general, though we don't encourage this as we have dogs on the farm, ducks, chickens, goats and sheep.
More than two
3-5 hours a day, 5 days a week