Help us on our back-to-Eden tropical fruit garden in Hawaii, USA

Availability

  2024 

 Min stay requested: 1 month or more

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  • Description

    Description

    Aloha, we are looking for people who can help us on our orchard: planting trees, spreading woodchips, weedwhacking, basic carpentry, basic plumbing for irrigation system, weeding, grafting, air layering, harvesting, cutting down trees, etc. You will sweat, get dirty, and be tired...but the work is very varied so you will not get bored .. it wont be too repetitive because there are so many things to do to keep the farm running.

    Individuals with construction skills would be a bonus!

    Our tropical fruit orchard is on the beautiful North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii. We practice “ Back to Eden” organic farming method. We have many varieties of tropical fruits.

    This would be a great place for individuals who love to surf or want to learn surfing...because it is the surfing Capitol of the world. In summertime there is amazing snorkeling, diving thru lava tubes, swimming..even swimming with dolphins in Waimea Bay.

    We are not a commercial farm so we dot not pay wages.

    As per Workaway guidelines, we will expect 5 hours of work per day 5 days/week. Transportation will be your responsibility but you can hitch a ride with us when we go places and we can drop you off...or you can hang out with us when we go do fun stuff such as surfing and snorkeling.

    Our expectations include but are not limited to the following:
    1. get up early and ready to work by 6:30am.
    2. clean up after yourselves, maintain good order of the living space, and clean up the living spcace nicely before your departure.
    3. projects include but not limited to: organic farming, carpentry, grafting, air layering, propagating fruit trees; weedwhacking, building and maintaining organic vegetable garden, building fences, irrigation, etc..
    4. Quietness and peacefulness is important to our family.
    5. No drugs or alcohol


    Also during summer months of June, July, and August, individuals with STEM background will be a bonus but not necessary, as part of the work could be tutoring our 12 year old daughter.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Teaching
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainability 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

    Learn Back to Eden organic gardening; plant propagation; personal growth North Shore style; learn and practice whatever they want growing food

  • Help

    Help

    organic fruit and vegetable farming

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Room:
    Camper van with 2 single beds, mini frigerator, outdoor kitchen, outdoor hot shower.
    Meals:
    Basic supplies are provided for all of your meals, in addition to fresh produce on the farm.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Surfing, snorkeling, beautiful beaches, hiking, Waikiki nite life, yoga, outer islands, Haleiwa 10 minutes away; swim with dolphins

  • 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

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 662985962273

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