Cat sanctuary and non-profit organic farm on Maui, Hawaii, USA


United States


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 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

  • Description


    Curt and Linda moved to Maui in 2011 after losing their house to a Colorado forest fire. Even though "retired" they work every day and have built a lovely organic farm and cat sanctuary. Curt is a former soft ware engineer and Linda a nurse practitioner. We are healthy seniors. We have utilized many short and long term "Workawayers" (farm-hands) over the years to help build and maintain the property. If you want to learn about organic farming and enjoy cats you will enjoy a stay on our farm. There are going to be opportunities to pet and house sit for periods of time as we would like to do some traveling.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art 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

    You will learn about organic farming and taking care of cows, chickens and cats. You will be living with a group of individuals who also work on property and the care of cat sanctuary. You will have opportunities to explore the island of Maui and all that Hawaii has to offer. We can shuttle you to a nearby bus stop for day trips and provide transportation as needed for food supplies, etc. We process milk, cheese, yogurt, butter and cream cheese that you can share. You will have access to all organic fruits and vegetables on property.

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    Our Ranch is a seven and a half acre property located on the lovely island of Maui. We grow organic vegetables, tons of fruit - avocado's, tangerines, bananas, coconuts, passion fruit, papaya, pineapple, lychee, oranges, limes and lemons. We have a milking cow and chickens - all fed organically. We also have a cat sanctuary with ~ 200 cats, most of them rescued feral kittens and cats. We are a 501(3)c non-profit.

    We are working to complete our cat sanctuary . We need help with caring for the cats, keeping all areas clean, laundry, yard maintenance, building projects and fencing.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We offer a shared room with bunk beds and bathroom with full access to the kitchen and laundry.
    We do have cats in the house - up to as many as 10 so you really have to like cats to stay with us. We are rigorous about cleaning the litter boxes and keeping the house odor at a minimum. We will provide meals and/or money for you to buy groceries within a moderate budget.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Maui is an amazing island with much to see. You will have two full days off a week to enjoy exploring the island. We can transport you to the bus station and pick you up. We tend to go to bed early - 9-10 and start our work day early - 6-7. No smoking in the house. We ask for a minimum of two weeks and a maximum of two months. We have good Internet access, cell phone reception can be inconsistent and we only have Net Flix - no network TV. We enjoy sharing meals and also enjoy having people cook for us, although not required. We are not vegan or vegetarian.

    We are total cat people and our cats live in and outside of the home. They jump on the tables and sometimes leave messes on the floor. It is all in a days work. We love our cats more than our furniture. If you are grossed out by the smell and site of cat messes, this isn't the place for you. We ask you to help us clean up as a part of your work responsibilities. Don't sign up for the job if you are unable to deal with the down and dirty care of animals.

    We offer limited use of a car for grocery shopping. We are not able to accommodate your excursions around the island with our vehicles so please plan to rent a car if you want to explore the island. We are happy to transport you to and from the bus stop.

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    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

    We have areas where small campervans can be parked.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day 5 days a week

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