Farm & Wellness Retreat- Pemaculture farm on Big Island, HI, USA


United States


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 Min stay requested: 1 month or more

  • Description



    We are currently accepting interns for our organic, regenerative farm. 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 that enjoys gardening, vegetarian cooking with knowledge of botanicals a plus. We are also looking for a possible couple or individual to help with retreat management.

    *Due to the volume of interest we are only accepting those willing to stay for 3 months or more. Thank you


    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 we can do that. We have 20 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 we're 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, reading, swimming, snorkeling, hiking, exploring the islands, traveling, learning about other cultures, etc.

    Do This If You Are Interested:
    If this sounds like a good potential fit, we would love to hear from you! Please fill out the application: ask us for the link
    and 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!

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help with Eco project
    Animal care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Learn about herbal medicine, health/wellness, tropical and regenerative agriculture.

  • 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


    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 spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Off-grid, rustic cabin with all utilities included. Community kitchen with laundry and bathroom facilities.

  • 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

  • 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

View of the Guest House and Kealakekua Bay.

Host ref number: 385164353752