Come enjoy the island life and peaceful getaway in a jungle paradise, USA

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United States

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    08/12/2021

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  2021 

 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    Aloha, Come enjoy a peaceful homestead in a jungle paradise.
    We are two hardworking women with 2 daughters (age 15 and 17) on a 5 acre tropical farm. This is not a commercial farm. Workawayers will not be involved with any aspect of business. We have been living a sustainable lifestyle and homesteading for over 14 years in Kealakekua, Hawaii. We live in an 80% recycled home surrounded by organic gardens and permicultured landscapes. We have dogs and cats and about to get chickens!
    We are looking for a solid, responsible, and independent couple or (two friends wiling to share a 10x20 space) who can contribute to our scene. It is also very important that we hold the same values for well-being. We are very busy so we are looking for people who can easily fit into our family's flow.
    At this point the help we need will be laborious. Clearing out the jungle and tending the gardens which are ever growing.
    We expect 16 hours of work a week in trade. Examples of tasks include weedwacking, mulching, seeding, planting, harvesting and making compost teas.
    We are looking for short term help from two weeks to a month and if its a really good fit we are open to considering longer stays.

    Mahalo!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help

  • 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 live at 1700ft elevation, so it is slightly cooler and refreshing at night. You will have access to plenty of fresh tropical fruits and vegetables. We live 10 minutes drive from the ocean and 25 minutes from downtown Kona. Local Bus stop is at the end of my road.
    Our Island offers amazing hiking right from my home, (check out the 7 mile Captain Cook Monument trail). The entrance is a 10 minute walk from my house. ...all kinds of ocean sports, and camping. Also 10 minutes from dolphin resting area, so you can swim with the dolphins in the morning.
    Please bring your own masks, fins, snorkel, and beach towels.

  • Help

    Help

    Cutting down tree branches and pulling overgrown weeds to make clear paths. Experience with weed wackers or willing to learn how to use them is needed.
    You will learn how to build soil and feed the plants through Hawaiian natural farming practices.
    Harvesting and tending our food gardens need to get done on a weekly basis. Sometimes there are DIY projects in our home that require tools or artistic creativity.
    Cleanliness is very important and helping with household chores will be expected.
    A valid Drivers License and health insurance is a must.

    This is not a commercial farm. Workawayers will not be involved with any aspect of business.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    A 10x 20 deck and tent accommodated with a two full size mattresses and shelving for clothes. Personal Space outdoor covered space with table and chairs. We have an outdoor shared community kitchen with electricity and wifi. There is a hot shower and flush toilet. We will provide you with the staples (beans, lentils, oats, grains). The gardens provide many fresh greens, avocados and fruits.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Amazing 7 mile hiking trail all the way down to the ocean walking minutes from my house. Sunday Farmers market 15 walking minutes. Kealakukua Bay has the closest beach access. There are Black sand beaches, green sand beaches, white sand beaches, waterfalls and tropical jungles all over the island. The most popular activities are swimming, kayaking, surfing, fishing, diving, and exploring.
    The bus stop 1/3 mile at the bottom of my road. This bus will take you all around the island.
    You can camp and visit a rainforest in Volcano National Park about 1.5hours from where I live.
    The volcano is still active but is not flowing. It is an amazing place for hikers and nature enthusiasts.

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    4 hours, 4 days a week

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