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Aloha, I'm Anya.
I'm originally from Ukraine, grew up in New York, but spent a lot of my life traveling the world. I use Workaway as a traveler and as a host, and I love it.
Please don't be discouraged by the low reply rate shown on my profile at times. Being in a popular place like Hawaii, I get so many emails sometimes and I can't keep up. I do check them all and get back to ones that seem like they might be a good fit.
I have been living on Big Island, Hawai'i for the last 7 years. Here I stay busy by creating beautiful spaces, hosting travelers, renting out rooms and running after my 2 young daughters (ages 6 and 8).
I'm passionate about photography (previous to this I started Sattya Media Arts Collective in Nepal), languages, art, design, cinematography, architecture, journalism, books, travel, and making things happen.
In 2019, I moved into a beautiful new home with good vibes, friends, travelers, volunteers and am open to hosting Workawayers who can help me make the place better and help keep it clean. Plus always looking to connect with interesting people on building and design projects, media/film, and just in general!
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
It's a great way to stay in Kona and get to know the beauty and culture of this place! Awesome beaches, valleys, swimming, snorkeling, surfing, etc.
This host offers accommodation and payment.
Host has indicated that they will pay at least the minimum hourly wage of their country for each hour worked and that accommodation will also be provided. They are asking for help with a business or business activity. Contact the host directly via the site messenger for more information and details about the wage provided. Any arrangements should be agreed in advance with your host.
***CURRENTLY SEEKING FROM FEB 4***
-1 person to take on afternoon homeschooling. Accommodation in tiny house with another workawayer. Must be able to plan lessons and activities and take initiative. Looking for camp counselor kind of vibes.
-1 person to help with cleaning and household help on weekends. Potentially also some camp counselor vibes. Accomodation in a large tent with a bed.
Especially seeking Russian speakers. Also prefer people that can stay more than 3 months.
Seeking people who can respect the family vibe of our home (no party vibes please). This is a good fit for someone who wants to get work done, and then be out and about exploring the the island...we like to have Workawayers around, but also have some personal space around the house too.
SEEKING HELP WITH
-Cleaning (lots of it)
-Carpentry, plumbing, repairs (please definitely inquire if you have these skills at any time)
WHATS IMPORTANT TO ME
Seeking people who have/are:
-Can respect our family's personal space
-Can get along with other Workawayers
-Can do attitude
-Tidy and organized
-Genuinely care about the spirit of Workaway
WHAT I OFFER IN RETURN
-A place to stay in an amazing house (your lodging is a tiny house or tent) with killer views and a pool, in Kailua-Kona, close to town center
-A car (Need to share with other Workawayers. Please fill it up with gas.)
-We sometimes have group dinners and share food, but in general please plan on purchasing your own food and budget accordingly.
I've been a Workawayer myself and want to be a fair and good host, and for you to enjoy this beautiful island :) So we will talk about what works and plan accordingly. Taking a few days off to go off on an adventure is cool too, please just discuss your plans with me.
This host offers a language exchange
This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
Please contact them directly for more information.
A tiny house in the backyard that has two twin sized bed so you may be sharing it with another Workawayer. Workawayer kitchen, shower and bathroom are nearby.
In your free time, you can check out the local beaches and all the natural beauty the island has to offer. Town is close by so you can hang out in cafes, check out shops, go to yoga classes, check out events, markets, etc.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Great wifi, flexible schedule
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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