Help on our avocado orchard & food forest and learn about construction, farming and self development in Kauai, Hawaii

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 Min stay requested: 1 month or more

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  • Description

    Description

    Aloha!

    We are a small, private farm and homestead. We grow medicinal herbs and produce for personal use on the farm.

    We are a 5-acre organic farm located in Anahola on the island of Kauai. Our vision for this land is to create a living ecosystem, which involves a harmonious integration of micro-organisms in the soil, biodiversity of plant life, and the community and animals which inhabit this land. We are a small, private farm and homestead. We grow medicinal herbs and produce for personal use on the farm.

    We create our own compost and compost tea, we strive to grow with the resources we can create on the land, to keep the to the micro and macro biomes created on the land integrally circulating. Eventually the farm would like to expand into an education center for herbal studies, though for now we provide enough foods and medicines for our helpers and family.

    We have a thriving avocado orchard and a diverse grove of fruit trees in our food forest. These resources will be provided to helpers for nourishment along with room and board. We have a newly renovated community kitchen, with stoves, ovens, and lots of counter and table space for cooking community meals :) There is a heated outdoor shower onsite, as well as running water and flush toilets. Each of the cabins for the Workawayers has electricity, and wifi can be provided if it is necessary. Though we often like to keep our footprint small and focus on the beautiful land growing around us!

    We are looking for individuals with a passion for herbalism, planting, and getting their hands dirty!

    We are looking for experienced helpers who have a strong wish to cultivate awareness around every action they do. We want someone who is interested in lowering their carbon footprint, cultivating the intricate balance of nature, consciously and respectfully communicating with the beings they live with. People who are passionate about keeping shared spaces organized, caring about their own bodies, and being enthusiastic about working to make a difference in this world by raising the planet's vibration are welcome.

    Farm Activities (after work we relax, heal, and play!):
    Two world-class beaches are a 10-15 minute bike rides away.
    We have bikes to use
    Every week we go into town together to buy fresh food from the farmer's markets
    On the weekends we often get together and watch a film on the farm movie theatre!
    We also enjoy going to Ecstatic Dance, breathwork shops, and other offers on the island

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    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

    You will have the opportunity to put your skills to work and expand your knowledge regarding organic farming in a tropical environment.
    Outside of the farm, you will have the chance to explore all that Kauai has to offer. There is much hiking to be done as well as beaches to checkout and a variety of water sports to try your hand. There is a rich Hawaiian culture to be exposed to and much to learn about the local medicinal and edible plants of Hawaii.

  • Help

    Help

    We are looking for individuals interested in helping who possess prior knowledge and experience in building small structures.

    We are looking for a jack or Jane of all trades! Even though our main interests are gardening, we hope to attract individuals who have a variety of skills to contribute. We value drama-free hard workers to help us build the infrastructure we need to really thrive. Looking for individuals who are able to make a commitment of 3-6 months, though this is open to negotiation.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Private cabin.

    ~ We are a vegetarian and vegan-friendly farm, though we are open to dietary exceptions with the acknowledgement and respect.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Workers will be expected to contribute 5 focused hours of work, 5 days a week, allowing for plenty of time to adventure and relax. This will be in exchange for your private shelter, access to kitchen, hot shower, washer, wifi and common area Structure for a yoga and meditation space is in the planning stages...perhaps you could help with that :)

  • 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?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    5 hours per weekday, 25 hours per week





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