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Aloha, Come enjoy a peaceful homestead in a jungle paradise.
We are two hardworking women with 2 daughters (age 14 and 16) on a 5 acre tropical farm.
We have been living a sustainable lifestyle and homesteading for over 14 years in Kealakekua, Hawaii. We live in an 80% recycled home surrounded by organic gardens and permicultured landscapes. We have dogs and cats and about to get chickens!
We are looking for a solid, responsible, and independent person who can contribute to our scene. It is also very important that we hold the same values for well-being. We are very busy so we are looking for people who can easily fit into our family's flow.
At this point the help we need will be laborious. Clearing out the jungle and tending the gardens which are ever growing.
Our work days are structured to 4 hours a day, 4 days a week with various assigned tasks to try and balance the heavy labor. I will attach an example work week for better explanation. You will learn every aspect about what it takes to grow food from seeding, compost teas, transplanting to harvesting.
Summer will be in full swing and our island’s bounty will be at it’s fullest. We will be harvesting various fruits and vegetables and preparing dinners from this bounty. We will help you make a clear connection to the earth and see how we are provided for.
We are looking for short term help from two weeks to a month and if its a really good fit we are open to considering longer stays.
Example Work Week:
Tuesday-Friday 8am-12pm (schedule is flexible if need be)
1st Hourish: *Garden Dance*
-Foliar, Soil or Neem Treatment
*avocados, loquat, lychee, lemons, bananas, chiotay, sapote*
-freeze or dehydrate ripe bananas
This week is going to be focused on mulching and feeding all garden beds and fruit trees on the
property. We will mulch with banana leaves, mango leaves, comfrey and wood chip. Apply k-mag
before adding a 6 inch layer of mulch.
Tuesday- **Foliar Feed**
clear around front of the property by gate
Weed triangle bed with pineapple
Make better trail leaving compost tea
Create mulch piles from Banana patch by garage
Wednesday- **FULL MOON SEEDING DAY**
Bait Zone for Fire Ant Removal
Zone 3 &4 mulch and feed
Make Compost Tea
Bring Guava Wood over to wood pile
Dump run with old pallets in front of garage
Thursday- **Soil Feed**
Lower fenced in garden mulch and feed
Clean Around Garden Area
Plant Cassava and Taro
Friday- **Make IMO 3**
Weed starfruit and cherimoya trees
Zone 1 mulch and feed
Transplant and Plant Keikis
Práctica de idiomas
Ayuda en proyectos ecológicos
Proyectos de construcción y bricolaje
Cuidado de animales
Ayuda en una granja
Cocinar para toda la familia
En este proyecto podría haber niños. Para obtener más información, consulta nuestras directrices y consejos aquí.
We live at 1700ft elevation, so it is slightly cooler and refreshing at night. You will have access to plenty of fresh tropical fruits and vegetables. We live 10 minutes drive from the ocean and 25 minutes from downtown Kona. Local Bus stop is at the end of my road.
Our Island offers amazing hiking right from my home, (check out the 7 mile Captain Cook Monument trail). The entrance is a 10 minute walk from my house. ...all kinds of ocean sports, and camping. Also 10 minutes from dolphin resting area, so you can swim with the dolphins in the morning.
Please bring your own masks, fins, snorkel, and beach towels.
Cutting down tree branches and pulling overgrown weeds to make clear paths. There are a few building projects we will begin and would be ideal for you to have some experience working with tools. ( weed wackers and saws)
You will learn how to build soil and feed the plants through Hawaiian natural farming practices.
Harvesting and tending our food gardens need to get done on a weekly basis. Sometimes there are DIY projects in our home that require tools or artistic creativity.
. Cleanliness is very important and helping with household chores will be expected. We guarantee you will have an amazing time on our peaceful property
A valid Drivers License and health insurance is a must.
Este anfitrión ofrece intercambio de idiomas
Este anfitrión ha indicado que está interesado en compartir su idioma o aprender otro.
Ponte en contacto con él para obtener más información.
You will have a tent equipped with a full size mattress and an outdoor covered space with pic-nik table next to our beloved fire pit. We have an outdoor shared community kitchen with electricity and wifi. There is a hot shower and flush toilet. We will provide you with the staples (beans, lentils, oats, grains) The gardens provide many fresh greens, avocados and fruits.
Amazing 7 mile hiking trail all the way down to the ocean walking minutes from my house. Sunday Farmers market 15 walking minutes. Kealakukua Bay has the closest beach access. There are Black sand beaches, green sand beaches, white sand beaches, waterfalls and tropical jungles all over the island. The most popular activities are swimming, kayaking, surfing, fishing, diving, and exploring.
The bus stop 1/3 mile at the bottom of my road. This bus will take you all around the island.
You can camp and visit a rainforest in Volcano National Park about 1.5hours from where I live.
The volcano is still active but is not flowing. It is an amazing place for hikers and nature enthusiasts.
Acceso a Internet
Acceso a Internet limitado
Puede alojar familias
5-6 hours a day M-TH (max 25 hours)
Son opciones de calificación adicionales para cuando los miembros dejan sus comentarios. Se muestra la calificación media dejada en cada opción.
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