Quiet lifestyle, living off the land in Laupahoehoe, Hawaii, USA


United States

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  • Description


    Hello! I am working with the land in this valley to help it keep producing Ulu, Avocados, Kalo, Moringa, Coconuts and Citrus that have been planted long before I arrived.
    I Love this place, and live more or less with the weather patterns, fishing when I can, usually on a kayak. I am planting more gardens, and can use help with this!
    During the week i usually go places, especially to harvest things or for adventure, and i usually go to a weekend farmers market, sometimes a midweek one as well.

    I do not sell any of my harvest yet but some day i might!
    Trade is my favorite.

    I have a fairly quiet lifestyle, i do not drink and do not host people that need alchohol on a regular basis.
    The natural world and a sustainable lifestyle are it for me, i cook local foods in simple styles most of the time, which for me is mostly raw if its from the Ocean.
    I try hard to disconnect from phones and the digital world, and appreciate when others do this as well!
    I have fires on the beach and like to be by the ocean at any hour.
    I host between a camping area, with a 4 burner stove and hot water, and my friends beautiful home that they have allowed me to use for hosting.
    I work with you most of the time!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Language practice
    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

    This part matters to me. I truly want people who are serious about getting away from the "normal" ways of civilization and to take a breath and be somewhere real.
    I am always up for cooking traditional Hawaiian foods, and living as simply as possible.
    The act of giving is a great feeling for me, and we have much that rots away unless it is picked and shared.
    I trade for as much of my diet as i can that i do not produce myself, and am working to fill that gap.
    Currently building a Duckhouse!
    I have been enjoying hosting people from cultures that are different from what i know, and am happy to learn new dishes from your world!

  • Help


    The help is relatively straightforward and will include pulling invasive vines off of food trees, and bagging so we can remove them from the area.
    Digging new garden beds, or cleaning a garden area and spreading mulch is another common thing. Depending on how much of this there is to do, we might have another project, like building new things in the camping area to enjoy.
    I am working towards a treehouse....
    You will break a sweat but not your back. If something is too heavy, etc, i will get it!

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Portuguese: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    Im learning Portuguese i am happy to study together and to help with English skills!

  • Accommodation


    I have a campsite, with a few tents in greenhouse style plastic hoophouses. Inside the tent is a mattress with clean sheets!
    This is very close to true camping, and is life very close to nature. I have an on demand hot water heater for hot showers and dishes and a composting toilet.
    I have solar panels for simple electric, and to charge things.

    There are flush toilets, and cold showers at the beachpark which is about 2 minutes away walking.

    As for food, i enjoy making meals with people, and usually am up for cooking together.
    I can provide a few food products all the time, fish and pork, hopefully soon eggs. Avocados and breadfruit and citrus are seasonal and when in season we have as much as we can eat. I go weekly to the farmers market and trade if i have something to trade, otherwise i will buy some vegetables i dont grow yet and eggs.

    Other things from the store i ask that you get what you need for dry goods, as i really dont eat much beans/rice/bread... Oils i have some Coconut oil and Olive oil usually.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    I live by the ocean, directly above the beach park. This is the place i spend most of my time.
    I can take you hiking, kayaking and diving off of this beautiful coast! The water gets deep quickly here and is very good fishing and diving. I travel to other parts of the island usually at least once a week, and can take you with me or drop you off somewhere to explore and pick you up when I return.
    Also, a bus comes a few times a day and i can pick up and drop off from the stopping place. I can give you my best ideas about what is a good place to visit.
    As an addition, i truly am into getting away from technology and usually ask that people turn their phones off when they can in my car... When possible.

  • 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

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    Let me know what your pet is and if its somewhat friendly... ;)

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    15 hours weekly

Host ref number: 772662721625