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Aloha! We are a family who raises our own food right here on the beach in Hawai’i. I started back at work now that my children are older and have found I could use some help with the care of the plants, house, and animals. We live in a town with the highest amount of native Hawaiians in the state and the best weather and beaches. Our home is located across the street from a gorgeous secluded beach and a small mountain hike that is perfect for sunset.
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
Omgoodness, this area is full of cultural opportunities and it’s my passion. I can teach you the proper etiquette for exploring the natural wonders, heiaus, hikes, dives if you are scuba certified, how to make leis from natural fibers and flowers etc
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PLEASE READ CAREFULLY AS TO WHAT TASKS ARE EXPECTED AND HOUSEHOLD RULES. PLEASE ONLY RESPOND IF IT ALIGNS WITH YOU PERFECTLY.
Curious about backyard small-scale home farming?
Wanna learn what it takes to plan, maintain and run? Not afraid of dirty work?
Are you reliable, trustworthy, and strong?
Two-week minimum commitment as it’s a lot of energy for me to teach
Examples of responsibilities would be:
Feeding and watering ducks, quail, chickens, rabbits
Sanitizing feed and water containers and habitats
Turning animal manure into healthy fertilizer
Cleaning out animals coops
Learning how to diagnose basic bird disease and treat
Planting, pruning, fertilizing, mulching, and harvesting fruit trees
Starting seedlings and transplanting
Gaining knowledge on weeds. Most can be made into medicine or food. Removing them from places they shouldn’t be and feed the animals with them
Collecting, washing, and packaging eggs from all the birds
Basic repairs on cages as needed
Mowing, weed whacking, sweeping
Helping maintain the community living space an hour a day or so. (not counted in hours as you will be using the living room, kitchen, bathrooms just like at home.)
Maintaining a live compost pile
Ethically harvesting birds (if you’re comfortable with it)-absolutely optional
Deep cleaning inside the house
Random things that I need help with
PLEASE WHEN REACHING OUT TELL ME SOMETHING THAT SHOWS ME YOU READ AND UNDERSTAND THE TASKS. ONLY REACH OUT IF YOU DO AND SEE THAT I HAVE AVAILABLE. SO MANY PEOPLE REACH OUT AND DON'T PAY ATTENTION TO THE CALENDAR OR TASKS and that makes me feel like they wouldn't actually pay detailed attention to rules or work. :(
This host offers a language exchange
I speak English well and would love to learn another language!
Private entranced, beautiful, well maintained shared large bedroom with small walk-in closet, two beds, microwave, and mini-fridge. The commitment for the room is 25 hours per person each week. Shared bathroom with the other room downstairs. Shared kitchen in main living space.
I cook dinner most nights for the family anyway and have always included our work-trade friends. I LOVE when guests cook for us and usually people offer once a week per person not counted in hours. If there are many dietary restrictions, it may be overwhelming for me. For example, vegetarianism is easy for me but veganism would be hard to help with. I cook mainly dishes from the farm. So fresh veggies, side starch, and a small animal protein. I love to cook and with help on the farm, I will have more bandwidth to do so. Breakfast and lunch are the responsibility of our guests to care for themselves. Fresh chicken, duck, and quail eggs are always available. I am happy to provide food for you but specialty foods will be the responsibility of the guests.
Alternatively, if the studio bedroom is occupied by other workawayers, we have hosted people camping. We have a large tent on our raised deck under a large banyan tree overlooking the mountain range with a super comfy thick air mattress, power cord to the tent with three outlets, access to kitchen, bathrooms, laundry etc. the work commitment is only 20 hours a week each instead of the 25. We can even host couples with this accommodation I have added photos so you can see what to expect. If my calendar has it marked in yellow, that means the rooms are taken but the tent camping is available. Please only reach out of that is something you’d feel comfortable with. People seem to really enjoy it and I get many many emails every day.
We live across the street from the beach, the bus line is within 150’ and takes you anywhere on island, hikes across the street, waterfalls within 2 miles, camping near as well. It’s the countryside in hawai’i and everything you think it is :)
Expectations are that we are a family so please be well mannered, non-smoker, not religious, kind, not a huge partier, communicative, help clean up after meals like good guests, and connected. We want to learn from you as well! I know it sounds like a lot to absorb but we have hosted a lot and know what works and makes everyone happy. COMMUNICATION! Can't wait to have fun!
There is a truck available to rent but absolutely no pressure. It’s there if you want but the bus system is too. Truck is old but dependable and $50 a day. Most of the time the workaway guests chip in so it doesn’t cost anyone much. Again, this isn’t mandatory or expected. Just if you want.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
We have high-speed internet and wfh as well. I’m in mortgage and my husband is in marketing. Our kids have virtual school.
We have free parking available
More than two
Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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