Tropical food forest in Kealakekua, Hawai’i, USA

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 Min stay requested: 1 month or more

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  • Description

    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.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Cooking / shopping
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Art project

  • 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 rainbows..it is Hawai'i! We live Mauka to Makai (from the mountain to the sea) on the slopes of Mauna Loa above Kealakekua Bay.

  • Help

    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. Experience not necessary but willingness to learn and get sweaty is.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Classic Volkswagen Bus, with kitchenette. The 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!

  • 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

    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



Host ref number: 635333994875