Enjoy living a sustainable off-grid life in paradise, Hawaii, USA

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  2020 

 Estancia mínima:  Al menos 2 semanas

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  • Descripción

    Descripción

    My husband Patrick and I are now living out our dream of sustainable off grid living in paradise! Putting into practice what we have leaned from being helpers on our own travels. We traveled Europe for almost a year in work programs so WE KNOW what it is like to be a volunteer and we try to make our volunteer experience how we would have liked it. Work hard play hard. We love to interact and share adventures in the off times. We love to hike, surf, have campfires, snorkel with turtles, and go dancing and local events. We will make sure you have a well rounded experience.

    We came to Hawaii from Texas over 2 years ago and we have hosted some awesome volunteers who have done amazing things to improve our homestead. They have helped us build a lanai, clear jungle, built a volunteer structure, built chicken coups, painted murals, harvested crops and experimented with chocolate making from raw cacao, and the list goes on and on!


    We are new with WorkAway (we were referred to it by other hosts) and excited to use this platform! We can also provide you many past worker reviews.


    We generally host couples and groups (2-6). When we have a mass of inquiries we can accommodate singles. We don't like people to be helping alone, we want it to feel like community.

    We have a Helper agreement/waiver that we will e-mail you upon consideration. It will go over more specific details/house rules so there will be less surprises. We ask you also have some form of health insurance/travel insurance protection. While we haven't had any accidents things can happen when you are helping in the jungle we want to make sure both ourselves and our helpers are protected (hence waiver).


    If you're interested in volunteering with us out, send a message! We would love to take you on a video tour and talk to you to see if it would be a good fit.

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Jardinería
    Proyectos de construcción y bricolaje
    Mantenimiento general
    Ayuda en una granja
    Ayuda en proyectos ecológicos
    Ayuda doméstica
    Cuidado de animales
    Proyectos artísticos

  • Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    You will be living in a thriving fruit forest. You will be able to pick and enjoy daily things like bananas, avocado,star fruit, oranges, grapefruits, lemons, coconut, guava, passion fruit, surinam cherries, cocoa pods and many other things. You will learn how to live more sustainably off grid learn gardening practices and we will do our best to expose you to local culture.

  • Ayuda

    Ayuda

    We currently need help with finishing touches on a small cabin (for use by our guests and helpers when not occupied by friends). Other tasks can include hand clearing land, gardening, and other handyman work. One of our top projects will be to renovate a 4x4 van. Interior and some body work. We are looking for somebody with mechanical/carpentry skills. Someone mechanical experience with cars, and ability to remodel the interior of a van is on the wish list of projects. This van will be used for adventures around the island for all of us to enjoy:)

    On really rainy days I may occasionally ask for assistance in housework/interior/cooking projects to help break it up. But you will have to be prepared to also work in the rain when needed.

    Right now we are only looking for a couple of people who have strong building/construction experience and capability to work alone with basic guidance. Must be able to use power tools and understand basics of construction.

  • Idiomas hablados

    English: Fluido
    Spanish: Principiante

  • Alojamiento

    Alojamiento

    We aim for 25 hours a week in exchange for meals and wifi access. sleeping would be in an out door jungle hut (full sized bed with basics) or a tent on a platform with a large covered tarp awning. We have a newly built cabin that is also up for grabs when not in use by visiting family/friends. Wifi and electric. Hut and tent are both located with enough space to provide privacy. Bathroom is its own structure. There is a nice camp shower and a composting toilet.

    We travel at times and when gone helpers can stay in our main home.

    Breakfast is typically self serve. Homemade granola, smoothies, coffee and coconut milk made from our coconuts will always be available.

    Lunch on workdays I will make. Typically vegan/vegetarian.

    Dinner and off days basic ingredients/snacks will be available.

    Occasionally we like to mix it up and enjoy your dishes.

  • Algo más...

    Algo más...

    We can pick you up from the Hilo Airport (we are only 20 minutes away) or from the bus stop in Hilo if coming in from the Kona side. Hitchhiking culture is big here so you shouldn't have any problems getting around once you arrive. Occasionally we can give you a lift too when we go in to town a couple times a week:)

    Pahoa is 10 minutes away and is a charming hippy village. Lots of great music, bars (affordably priced!) and an open air market. Occasionally on Wednesday nights we will take you to Uncle Roberts. A fantastic place to dance to local bands, shop local wears, and really get a feel for the vibe of the area.

    Hilo is 20 minutes away and is great for night life, shopping, surfing (more advanced).

    We live 10 minutes from Shipman's Beach. A fairly secluded beautiful black sand beach and sea turtle sanctuary. You will be able to swim with the majestic creatures on demand any time you make the hike there!

    Kahena Beach (stunning black sand beach (clothing optional) It is like you went back in time to Woodstock, but at the beach. Drum circle Sunday is a popular local attraction.

    We are so happy to live in such a gorgeous place and will do our best to show you a good time on the Big Island! So much to do and see here! We want you to have a great time.


    We generally host couples and groups (2-6). When we have a mass of inquiries we can accommodate singles. We don't like people to be working alone, we want it to feel like community.

    We have a Helper agreement/waiver that we will e-mail you upon consideration. It will go over more specific details/house rules so there will be less surprises. We ask you also have some form of health insurance/travel insurance protection. While we haven't had any accidents things can happen when you are working in the jungle we want to make sure both ourselves and our helpers are protected (hence waiver).


    If you're interested in volunteering with us out, send a message! We like to do some type of video call and give a walking tour of the place.

  • Un poco más de información

    Un poco más de información

    • Acceso a Internet

    • Acceso a Internet limitado

      Acceso a Internet limitado

    • Tenemos animales

    • Somos fumadores

    • Puede alojar familias

  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

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    Horas esperadas

    25 hours a week

Kona side beach field trip
Currently the lava is NOT active, but when it is we are close to the action for viewing!
Cacao from our tree being fermented into chocolate nibs!
Waipio Valley! A magical place full of wild horses, waterfalls and a beautiful beach views!
Mural painted by our first volunteer on the island!
Some of the bounty from the land
Shipman Beach Turtle Sanctuary. The closest beach to our cabin. A magical hike to a beach where you can spend the day snorkeling with upwards of 30 sea turtles! One of my favorite places in the world.
Jackfruit for vegan tacos!
Our off grid cabin before the lanai was built by an awesome volunteer!
Cabin after lanai was finished!
Helper built helper cabin. Tucked in the back of the land on a small trail for privacy. Has a little fire pit. Now featuring electricity and wifi! Next helper project is to continue building out the camp with outdoor kitchen and bathroom/shower.
Volunteer cabin bed (full sized fits two). Can accommodate a small air mattress on the floor as well.
pineapples from our patch!

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Precisión del perfil: (5.0)

Intercambio cultural: (5.0)

Comunicación: (5.0)




Número de referencia de anfitrión: 294458664318