Our beautiful house in the suburbs is a about a mile away from the beach. Our backyard literally leads into an epic hike with beautiful views of hawaii. Sometimes we are making breakfast and are surpassed to see our friends walking through our side yard. We tell them they can bring their friends up the hike in our backyard whenever.
Great scuba diving nearby too!
Our home was featured on HGTV!
It has a beautiful indoor heated pool with rock climbing notches on top for those who want to train for american ninja.
If available the “room” you will stay in is our new attic space. This is our nearest space in the house - it has been turned into our office room. You will be on an air mattress or futon. We can host two friends, a couple or even a couple and a friend stay with us (3peeps). We will put you in this room IF we don't have any last minute family or friends visiting. If we have visitors we will put you in our downstairs living room - it’s much cooler anyhow! If you’re a solo workawayer we may pair you up with another solo volunteer. so please be flexible.
Keep in mind - it’s Hawaii :) we don’t use AC. We use the natural clean air Mother Nature has provided us. So if you need AC…our home isn’t the place for you.
The house is located in one of the nicest areas of Honolulu. It's very very safe!
We have a bus stop a couple blocks from our home. Lots of famous hikes nearby (including the one in our backyard), many famous beaches and surfing spots walking distance to our house. Also a great outdoor rock climbing wall walking distance from our home!
We have wifi.... There's a Costco nearby...we will provide you a small fridge to share with other guests if you want to buy any of your own food.
Help with Eco Projects
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
You will see how amazing it is to live in Hawaii! Hikes, beach days, rock climbing, scuba diving (so many turtles, dolphins and sometimes whales!). We also know all the secret local spots! You can bus it to Waikiki - I recommend it at least once just so you can see it...but the true beauty of hawaii is off the beaten path.
We sometimes host online as well...all our previous guests have loved staying with us because we are more than just lodging we are adventurous and really show you the aloha experience!
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
Main help we need: We need help renovating our home! idealy we are looking for a couple or multiple friends...the help we need are broken into two categories.
1) Muscles and Home Renovation(priority):
- our backyard: install gas fire pits, retaining walls, collect rocks for the wall, Hike our backyard and maintain the trail, gas electricity plumbing lines, light fixtures, a treehouse with a flushing toilet! And backyard maintenance, build a herb garden (just installed sprinklers!!), Make a treehouse in our amazing banyan tree (make the tree magical!)….
-landscaping our front yard! Actually...probably just all around curb appeal!
- Painting interior and exterior of house, build furniture, take down walls, organizing, interior decorating!
-Lawn maintenance, trim, mow the lawn etc
*️️️️️️if you have carpentry skills, renovation skills, tiling, Masonry etc - pictures would be very helpful. We have had people claim they are skilled - and it turns out they are just "willing to learn" or are "hard workers". Which is AMAZING!!! but unfortunately we do not have time to teach people. We need to be able to give a task out and trust that this person knows what they are doing.
2) Daily Life and Daily Home maintenance:
-Cooking healthy foods. Meal Prep prepare breakfast, or lunch or dinner.
-Daily cleaning of the house, dishes, laundry, mopping, dusting, vacuuming, mopping, bathrroom cleaning, organizing cupboards, taking out trash
- organizing. I know it’s the second time I have mentioned it 😆 foot stomp on organizing - not because I am so organized...the opposite in fact! I so need help with this! I love when things are labeled and color coordinated! I just can’t seem to get our home that way! Help!
If you’re marie kondo certified..you’re in and hired!
We just renovated the kids room, added a butlers pantry, and put in a new pool bathroom. We need to organized those areas! Shelves! Labels! All of it! Help!!! If you have experience with this - show me pics as proof and you’re hired :)
Must Have a VERY good eye for cleanliness...as in see EVERY speck of dirt and dust in the tiniest little corner kinda thing.
We also have chickens :)
*️️️️️️Please state if you have a valid drivers license to drive in Hawaii.
* Must be good and patient with kids.
This host offers a language exchange
Polish and German
Futon in our Attic space.
Home located in the suburbs....in the most beautiful part of the island. Walkable to beach and world famous Hanauma Bay
You can hike, go to the beach, run, scuba dive, rock climb, go to the movies, eat out...
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
About 5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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