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


United States


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    1 open spot available starting December 1
    We especially enjoy hosting those from a foreign country.
    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. Reference letter or recommendation letter if your profile does not have a review.
    4. acknowledge that you have read this profile and are comfortable with what is offered and expected.

    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, ducks, guinea pigs, chickens, goats, sheep and often foster puppies and kittens 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.

    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 own trash to 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, coconut oil, spices, salt, tea. You will need to feel comfortable cooking foods from scratch.
    Organic, gluten free lunch Or fresh smoothies on some days.

    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....
    non of the fruits and vegetables grown here are sold at the islands wonderful farmers markets or grocery stores. It is for our consumption and to share with friends.

    Laundry services available in town.

    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 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.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    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

    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 do 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
    General farm maintenance and upkeep
    Building, sanding, painting.

    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

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Private cabin, private bedroom, shared bedroom or cabin. The cabins and studio provided for workawayers are cute, artistic and dry. Everyone is expected to keep the spaces clean and tidy at all times. If you prefer a messy space with no one checking up on your personal zone we are open to people bringing their own tent, bedding etc.
    The kitchen is Shared with both those doing workaway and a few of our friends who live on property.
    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.
    Toilets are either outhouses or composting toilets.

  • 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

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

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

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