Assistance running a certified organic macadamia nut and coffee farm operation in Hawaii, USA

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United States

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    03/12/2020

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  2020 

 Min stay requested: 1 month or more

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  • Description

    Description

    Aloha, We are a family run farm here on the Big Island of Hawaii. We are full time Organic macadamia nut and Kona coffee farmers and processors on 10 acres and manage 4 other organic farms nearby. We are the only Organic macadamia nut processors in the U.S. that we know of. We live off the grid, using solar and water catchment although we do have Wi-Fi and electricity in our processing facility.
    We believe in integrity, having fun, and taking care of ourselves by working hard, eating healthy, and playing at the beach.
    We would love help on the farm, in our processing facility. We ask 30 hours a week with a small stipend for food.
    Paid work available weekends.
    Mahalo Kollette Stith

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house

  • 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

    We have been a host to volunteers on our farm, for 10 years and have gained so much richness in our lives because of it. I think the exchange has been mutual. We can share a simple hawaiian lifestyle, organic growing and bio-dynamic farming techniques, organic grown food, and beautiful loving people.

  • Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

    Host has indicated that they will pay at least the minimum hourly wage of their country for each hour worked and that accommodation will also be provided. They are asking for help with a business or business activity. Contact the host directly via the site messenger for more information and details about the wage provided. Any arrangements should be agreed in advance with your host.

  • Help

    Help

    Aloha and welcome! We are a family of five and run a certified organic farming and processing operation on the BIg Island of Hawaii. Our main crops are macadamia nuts and Kona coffee. We take both crops from the field to a finished product. We will need help with general farm work ( weed maintenance, fertilizing, pruning, rock moving) and processing of the crops ( pulping coffee, husking, cracking, and sorting macadamia nuts). There are always side projects as well, carpentry, plumbing ,electrical building and repair and tool maintenance. You will get a wide variety of experience here. This is a fully operational farm so there is lots of hard work, but a great atmosphere and beautiful setting in Hawaii. About 15 minutes from the ocean.
    We can accommodate 1-2 people at a time.
    Due to covid -19 there is currently a 14 day quarantine period for all visitors to Hawaii. You will have to stay on the farm for 14-days and take a covid-19 test which we can arrange. After that you are free to travel the island and experience Hawaii!
    Thank you for your consideration, Mahalo
    Hablamos espanol.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have recently moved from one of our farms to the another where we now live. We still have the yurt accommodation on our southern farm ( about 10 miles away) but would rather have the workawayers here with us. We are currently setting up new housing for workaway guests so please inquire when you apply.

    Mahalo, Jason and kollette

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    On your time off there is ... beautiful Kealakekua Bay with snorkeling and kayaking available. 10 minutes to a grocery store. 20 minutes to the town of Kailua-Kona (bars, restaurants, shopping, surfing etc.)
    2 hours from Volcano National park.

  • 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?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week



Host ref number: 472333576242