Join our quiet off-grid project in Pahoa and have a blast in Hawaii

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  • Description

    Description

    We are Will and Lana, the stewards of the land we live on. It is located in a very quiet road, about 3.5 miles (5.6 km) to a charming small town of Pahoa, with the nearest beach about a 30 min drive away.
    This land used to be an orchard and plantation but had been neglected before we found it. We are in this journey of building an off-grid, eco-friendly, homesteading farm, with free-ranging animals, gardens, and orchards. We share the fruits of our labor with our friends and neighbors, we don’t sell any of our produce to the public.
    We have many building projects (e.g. mobile chicken coop, small living spaces and facilities, farm structures, etc...) that we would very much love to build them beautifully, reflecting the environment here, as well as on going farm maintenance help, that we would love to have you participate in and put your personal touch to!
    We go into this looking to make connections, perhaps, finding life long friends and building communities who share similar values and can enhance each other. Human connections, cultural exchanges, learning from each others, are what are important to us.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    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

    Pahoa, is a very relax and laid back town, people are very friendly and often go out of their way to help. That was why we fell in love with this town. Will is from Asia, Lana from Europe, we had travelled around and appreciate individuality. If you are interested to learn different board games, mahjong, or the ancient game of Go, we can show you! We love to discuss the affairs of the world and our planet, listen to, and inquire about perspectives that may not be the same as ours. We are open, environmentally conscious, progressive, and care about many social issues.

  • Help

    Help

    We are looking for many diverse skill sets!
    Our farming projects will help produce more fruits, herbs, and vegetables in the future, in a sustainable and environmentally friendly way - we absolutely do not use chemicals! Things we need help on: propagating new plants, new orchards, gardening, tending to chickens, rotational grazing.
    Our building projects will bring more comforts, facilities, and better work space to you and fellow travelers, as well as the chickens. Skills that we can use more of: power tools, hand tools, working with concrete.
    Our maintenance projects give us all reliable machineries to do the heavy lifting and save all of our energy and time for more creative and delicate work. We can use more help with mechanics skills and welding.
    We love to have artists to bring many of our project to live! It is so beautiful when a chicken coop, or a building is painted with murals that expresses an artist's impression or reflect the many plants, animals, and culture here!
    There are many essential tasks that we all don't want to live without. We like to cook and hope you will enjoy our cooking, but we would love to try the dishes you are most proud of cooking, too! Of course, we all contribute to cleaning the space we share.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have four 8'x7' (2.6m x 2.3 m) tents, they are all on platforms off the ground and under another structure to keep out the elements. Cot, air mattress, pillow, and beddings will be provided.
    There is a out house with a compost toilet available as well as the bathroom and shower in the main house.
    We are in the process of building out a hangout space with cooking facilities for everyone to share!

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    If you are looking at the Big Island of Hawaii, we don't have to tell you all the beautiful place around in this tropical island. But we can show you where the hidden gems are, which unnamed places we like to hangout at.
    A typical day can be a few different things to keep it interesting. E.g. feeding the chickens, working on the machines, building projects, gardening, cleaning, cooking, and plenty of restful time in between.

  • 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

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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