Tropical food forest in Kealakekua, Hawai’i, USA


United States

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  • Description


    Aloha nui! Our farm is a 2 acre diversified organic homestead, in Kealakekua, Hawai’i bursting with avocado among others all year round; bananas, macadamia nuts, coffee, loquat, pineapple, guava, passion fruit, sapote, lime, lemon, grapefruit, mango, papaya, ginger, lemongrass, turmeric, ulu, jaboticaba, rollinia, sugar cane, okinawan sweet potato
    and many more edibles. Tōnya is your host, and a homesteader, artist, Mom, foodie, and doula. Eat local, fresh and live simple.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

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

  • 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 use organic, sustainable and permaculture practices on an abundant tropical homestead farm. You are welcome to eat and learn to prepare farm grown and nutrient dense delicious food. As well as enjoy all that island life here has to offer, 13 unique ecosystems with beautiful beaches, desert, active volcano, rain forest and waterfalls, lush jungle and tropical pacific waters and is Hawai'i! We live Mauka to Makai (from the mountain to the sea) on the slopes of Mauna Loa above Kealakekua Bay.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    I’m looking for hardy folks to help with whatever farm project is in season..harvesting, pruning, mulching, weeding, trimming, chainsawing, weed whacking, mowing, animal care, helping with building and maintenance of farm systems, such as rain catchment and irrigation. Also I am a midwife assistant, on-call for births, I need kid loving dependable persons who can commit to being on farm and do childcare for my children when I am called to a birth (1-2 births a month). Experience not necessary but willingness to learn, get sweaty and be dependable is! Aloha nui, I look forward to discussing your goals and hosting you 🌺

  • 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


    Fully furnished and private 10x20 wall tent with electricity and kitchenette. Work-exchanger shower and bathroom are a one minute walk down the hill at the main house. 🌿

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The Big Island of Hawai’i is amazing!!! Most people walk or hitchhike around. Bus service exists, but is pretty poor. Some people bicycle, but hills and traffic are challenging. For 25 and up (due to insurance) we might sometimes be able to lend (trade additional work for) use of a vehicle if we have an extra one working!

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    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.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    20 hours a week for room and board; 4-5 hours per day, 3-5 days a week. Timing can be flexible and based on farm needs and your travel goals

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Host ref number: 635333994875