Renovate a home to support young adults with autism in rural Maui, Hawaii, USA


United States

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  • Description


    Renovating a newly purchased home purchased to support young adults with autism to live independent lives with real friendship.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house

  • 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

    1) Learn about living in the tropical climate of Hawaii through landscaping, gardening, home renovation and fruit tree planting
    2) Working supporting two young adults with autism to live independently. Sharing life this way can be a challenge; a challenge which has the potential to help you grow in ways you never imagined.

  • Help


    Renovate a newly purchased home where once renovated will be a lifesharing home that supports two male adults with autism in rural Haiku, Maui. August until November will be renovations, landscaping, etc. The place is really run down! Staring end of 2020 work supporting adults with autism with cooking, cleaning, companionship, yard work and property renovations. Experience helping or living with autistic individuals preferred. Most help will either be first thing in the morning getting everyone ready for the day and in the evening with dinner and getting ready for bed. A volunteer more interested in gardening, landscaping and home projects can also do more work on the property and spend less time with the adults with autism. Adults with autism are gone from the residence during the daytime hours 9-5.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Private bedroom in a group home. Shared bathroom, shared kitchen. Internet available.
    We will provide plenty of food in the home for volunteers to cook. When working with the residents meals will be made together. Volunteers are welcome to put together a shopping list and we will do our best to accommodate within reason.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    10 minute drive to world famous beaches and waterfalls on Maui. Walking distance to restaurants, grocery store, post office, hardware store. Walking distance to bus stop to travel anywhere on Maui.

  • 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 host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 966257684621