Eat well, be healthy and stack your skills in Hawaii USA


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This listing is a Last minute host. They have let us know that they are looking for help immediately as well as at other times of the year.

 Min stay requested: 1 month or more

  • Description


    When messaging for a request to be hosted please include the following;
    1. Describe your practical skills. The more details the better.
    2.Travel dates.
    3. acknowledge that you have read this profile and are comfortable with what is offered and expected.

    Especially looking for someone interested in growing microgreens. Requirements; 11 week stay, gentleness with delicate plants, clean, detailed note taking.

    This is a beautiful, rainy and rural area of Hawaii. The farm is 100% smoke free (yes all kinds). We live a lifestyle of early to bed early to rise, eating healthy with positive and productive interactions with the animals and plants around us.

    We have cats, a dog, rabbits, ducks, chickens and often foster puppies for the animal shelter.

    Everyone participates in cleaning the shared spaces and are expected to keep their own space very clean. You are responsible for items, tool etc used while living here.

    Everyone is expected to have their own rain gear; rain jacket, mud boots, umbrella etc.

    If you are comfortable camping, you should be comfortable with the ammenaties provided. We are relatively secluded and live off-grid. This means our electricity is provided from solar power, our water is from the rain, and we must take all our trash to garage collection facilities. As such, we try to produce as little waste as possible and use our resources responsibly.

    Pantry with organic, gluten free nonperishable staples provided. For example; beans, lentils, grains, oats, coconut oil, spices, salt, tea. You will need to feel comfortable cooking foods from scratch or buy alternatives for yourself.
    Organic, gluten free lunch on some workdays.

    Fruit available for snacking, listed below.
    We grow, pineapples, oranges, avocados, macadamia nuts, turmeric, lemongrass, lychee, tangerine, bananas, breadfruit, lilikoi, abiu, chernam cherries, lemon, tangerine, grapefruit, jackfruit, pumpkin, taro, papaya, cinnamon, tapioca, and so much more....

    Laundry on property when there is enough sun and rain.

    internet services available in Pahoa town, there is no WiFi and limited phone reception on property.

    The work is hard, the sun is strong and it rains frequently. I have been told this is the perfect place to reconnect with oneself without the distraction of WiFi, to shed pounds and gain muscle, to physical and mentally push oneself and deepen your practical skill set. If you are looking for easy place to crash, or a place to trade reiki, I suggest somewhere else where those desires can be appreciated.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Volunteers will have the opportunity to experience off-grid living in a tropical location as well as learn about the diverse Hawaiian culture here on the Big Island.
    We work together and for those who show interest I teach about the native plants, off grid living, solar maintenance and positive reinforcement animal training. We do all the building ourselves ( our homes, chicken coups, outbuildings etc) so for those who show a respect and understanding of safety equipment I will share my knowledge of working with locally grown bamboo and other native woods.
    We embrace eating real, organic foods and like to share in the abundance of information on how to grow, harvest and prepare edibles from Hawai’i for those who show a genuine interest and willingness to put in the extra time it takes to grow, harvest, clean and prepare fresh foods.
    We have started a fun project of building each person we host a personal garden bed to grow and harvest veggies and flowers that grow well in Hawaii. We love taking care of the land and giving back to the island.

  • Help


    22hours a week.
    Normally we work 4 days a week from 8-1.
    For those who show common sense and the ability to complete a task on their own, we are flexible with hours. Some choose to help a few hours everyday, others like to help a few very long days to take advantage maximum free days.

    Animal care
    Cleaning, tidying, organizing
    Gardening, planting, fruit tree maintenance
    Building, sanding, painting.
    Cooking lunch

    I enjoy hosting those from countries outside of the USA and prefer those who can stay two months or more but can accommodate shorter stays for foreigners with limited travel visas.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken


  • Accommodation


    Private cabin, private bedroom, shared bedroom or cabin
    You may share with other workawayers
    The kitchen is shared so everyone can prepare or share meals if desired.
    The shower is on-demand which means unlimited hot water. It is located behind a cabin semi outside with views of bamboo and sheep grazing.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    I am 2.6 miles from Pahoa town and 10 miles to kahena black sand beach. Pahoa offers a free outdoor pool, recreational center, skate park and fun ways to participate with the community. Hilo is a bus ride away and offers beautiful snorkeling beaches, farmers markets, imaloa astronomy center etc. There is a bus and Hitch hiking is legal and an easy way to explore the island.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

My dog Boyboy is the sweetest and most gentle dog. He enjoys short walks and long cuddles.
Your host, friends who live on property feeding the chickens and ducks a fresh homemade yogurt snack
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Ulu Lounge Cabin, spacious for two people with two separate beds.
One of our many gardens. Hundreds of pounds of Olena grow in this compact garden.
We grow loads of fresh organic micro- greens in this dedicated greenhouse.
Your host, Serena. Harvesting fresh taro.
The Hothouse. One of our cabins with its own fireplace. Our cat, Om taking a sunbath.
Our workshop, where we build most everything for the property and our homes.
Walkway through the bamboo.
Newly built workaway kitchen.
Free day adventure to the mermaid pools with everyone we were hosting.
Peek through the apple banana trees to Ulu Lounge cabin. It can accommodate three people and has its own bathroom and outdoor shower.

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