Come and help on our permaculture farm on Big Island, HI


United States

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 Min stay requested: 1 month or more

  • Description


    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!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Learn about herbal medicine, health/wellness, tropical regenerative agriculture as well as hospitality.

  • Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    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.

  • Help


    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.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent

    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


    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.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    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..

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    Here at our Farm, we have fast WIFI in the common spaces.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    In special cases yes. In general, though we don't encourage this as we have dogs on the farm, ducks, chickens, goats and sheep.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    3-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 385164353752