Help with our off-grid homestead & non-profit honey bee sanctuary near Ulupalakua, Maui, Hawaii


United States

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 Min stay requested: at least 3 weeks

  • Description


    I own a property in upcountry Maui and I am building an off-grid homestead and honeybee education location.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Charity Work
    Art Projects
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • 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

    Maui is a beautiful place and our property is perfectly situated for peace and relaxation. You will be exposed to our local community while staying on this beautiful part of the island. You will learn about bees and experience living off-grid during your stay.

  • Help


    We are currently building a non-profit honey bee sanctuary on our Maui property. Our end goal is to educate the general public about honey bees and bridge the gap between people’s fear of bees and their appreciation of them.

    Since this project is in its beginning stage, there are manythings we can use your help with. Here are the tasks we have in mind:

    Flower Gardens - beautification of land and creation of additional forage sources for the bees by planting and maintaining flower beds

    General Maintenance or Construction - assemble & repair beehives, create structures mostly out wood from shipping pallets

    Painting - honeybee themed artistic painting for beautification of the sanctuary grounds, creating hand-painted signs

    Online Presence - help share our activities & honeybee information on social media and help maintain our website

    Beekeeping - get hands on experience with honeybees by inspecting beehives, extracting & bottling honey

    Workshop - learn make natural products using beeswax and honey

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Tent accommodation is provided & outdoor kitchen stocked with food staples for you to consume. We have everything you need to prepare food - pots, pans, utensils, cooking oils plus condiments such as ketchup, mustard, relish, soy sauce, balsamic vinegar, & hot sauces. Group dinners are generally arranged each evening between us and/or the volunteers depending on diet preferences.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We have a 3-week minimum commitment.

    We are located in the beautiful upcountry area of Maui with a gorgeous ocean view and an incredible sunset each night. Our nearest town, Ulupalakua, is just two miles away and is host to the historic Ulupalakua Ranch Store & Grill and Maui’s only winery.

    We are located on the road beyond Hana. We are on the dry side of the island which means mostly beautiful weather with little rain and virtually no mosquitoes. We are at approximately 2,000 feet elevation on Haleakala and therefore we have slightly cooler temperatures during the day and can drop down a bit at night. It can be windy at times when the trades are blowing. It is generally pretty sunny and sometimes windy everyday.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day / 5 days a week

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Host ref number: 525638536367