Help reclaim a jungle farm in Kona Hawaii, USA

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 Min stay requested: at least a week

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  • Description

    Description

    Reclaiming a jungle farm in Kona Hawaii on a steep hillside and a beautiful view. The shack and the house and the farm all need some loving care, some sweat, without too much blood or tears. It is beautiful and there are lots of tropical foods growing, and it’s also a jungle living experience. We are growing avocados, cacao, bananas, citrus, star fruit, loquat, and more. Any produce off the farm will be eaten, given away to friends, family, coworkers and people in need. I like to have a variety of projects so that Workawayers can choose what best suits their skills. On the project list currently: making the driveway less rutted; power washing then painting; screwing on a new roof to the shack; weed whacking; cleaning. There is not currently a refrigerator, but I can get one as soon as I get a worker.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    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

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities abound if you seek them out with humility from the local scene. Of course, anytime you travel to a new place, especially with a different landscape you will learn much. Even if what you learn is that country life is not for you. Ha ha. I’m happy to orient you to lots of opportunities for exploring the local culture and flavor.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help

    Help

    Much of the work might be solo unless the second Workaway comes with you for joins you. The first order of business is to make the road more drivable, and the shack more livable so some experience with basic tools is of course a plus. Comfortability with a Weedwhacker would be important as well. I am a waldorf schoolteacher and a parent but I do hope to work alongside of whoever comes from time to time

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    There is a house, that is open to the view, the air and all: think fewer walls, but balcony style railings all around and an amazing view. There is a bedroom upstairs. The road is in need of repair, so at the moment it’s an uphill walk of 4-5minutes. It is well built and in good shape, and not completely finished. There is also a coffee shack, “in-law” tiny house which will become the Workaway quarters eventually. Food staples are included.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    I have a car that I rent to travelers from time to time and there are periods when it is already rented, but would consider Workaway use of the car for extra time on the farm, or for pay.

  • 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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week


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