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.
Help with Eco Projects
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
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.
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.
We are setting up a 20'x20' (6.6m x 6.6m) covered space with a 10'x10' (3.3m x 3.3 m) tent that should be comfortable for 2 people. Cots will be provided.
We are on a paleo diet. You are welcome to join in on the food we prepare.
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.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week