Share your time and passions and help us get things done at our home in Kauai, Hawaii, USA

  • Estados Unidos
  • 2340 “me gusta”
  • Última actividad: 23 sept 2023



 Estancia mínima:  1 mes o más



  • Descripción


    We're a family with three kids (born in 2013 and 2014) living in a stunning valley on the north shore of Kauai, Hawaii's Garden Island, usually with 1-3 visiting guests.

    To join us, you'll want to be sure of several things:

    1) You are in a stage of your life where you have a strong desire to hang out with and teach elementary age children. It takes passion, patience, and skill. If you are, understandably, looking for a place to stay while you collect fun experiences on vacation in Hawaii, and simply like, or don't mind, having kids around, then that is not going to be enough for a good fit. That said, guests are not responsible for parenting our kids and we are not looking for nannies.

    2) You have a passion for learning and the inclination to really mindfully engage with us and our projects. We have many ongoing endeavors (building, farming, teaching, cooking, etc) that require high quality execution and follow through. We have in house skill in various trades, and are happy to teach attentive guests eager to learn and grow.

    3) You are comfortable with a two to six month minimum stay. We have found that it is necessary for building a true connection with our family, and it allows you to take on and see projects through to the end.

    The best way to think about living with us is to consider yourself joining a family, a mini-community, and a homeschool educational project (though our kids attend public school). We aim high and use structure and routine to help us maintain good habits, and hopefully raise healthy children. Think "homeschool family internship."

    Guests generally help with three things.
    1) Most of your time will be spent on projects which include painting, landscaping, and gardening.
    2) Some of your time may be spent doing office and research type work.
    3) And 1-2 hours a day may be spent on assisting school/homeschool enrichment efforts which may include math, writing, Spanish, music, art, sports, gardening, etc.

    We take teaching quite seriously, have identified some great curriculum and teaching tools, and often consider going back to full time homeschooling in order to more fully re-imagine elementary education.

    We are aiming to replicate parts of the Dervaes Family Farm which you can google.

    Some things to note:

    We make a point of living as a small community / big family and everyone joins us for an early morning 15 minute quiet sitting as the sun comes up, followed by breakfast at 7am (9am on weekends) which everyone also attends and helps set up and clean up. We try to cook 3 times a week on a MWF schedule and stock the fridge with prepared food that can easily be reheated before meals. Breakfasts and dinners are shared on weekdays, though we play it by ear on weekends.

    Outside of each guest's share of communal responsibility for their food prep and common area cleaning, people assist about 25 hours a week from Tuesday through Saturday or Wednesday through Sunday depending on our homeschooling needs.

    Lastly, while we live near what many consider the best spot to learn to surf in Hawaii, our home is in a rural location that requires a car to get to the beach. There is no hitchhiking, walking or biking, and limited taxi service.

    However, for beach time, once a day you can catch a 13 minute ride with us to Hanalei Bay (also the bus stop for exploring the island). That will either be from ~7:30 to ~10am for a dawn patrol surf/swim after the kids are dropped off at school. Or it will be from around 4:15pm, returning for a 6:30 group dinner.

    On free days guests often share a rental car or take the $2 bus from Hanalei. We encourage everyone to overnight at the amazingly beautiful Anini Beach Park. The world famous Napali Coast is at our doorstep.

    If this sounds like something you'd like to be part of, please tell us more about yourself, your specific skills, experience, aspirations, and anything else that helps us get to know you.

    Many Thanks!

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Proyectos artísticos
    Práctica de idiomas
    Ayuda en proyectos ecológicos
    Construcción y bricolaje
    Cuidado de animales
    Ayuda en una granja
    Cocinar para toda la familia
    Ayuda doméstica
    Mantenimiento general
    Ayuda informática
  • Objetivos de sostenibilidad de las NU que intenta conseguir este anfitrión

    Objetivos de sostenibilidad de las NU que intenta conseguir este anfitrión

    Objetivos de las NU
    Fin de la pobreza
    Hambre cero
    Salud y bienestar
    Educación de calidad
    Igualdad de género
    Agua limpia y saneamiento
    Energía asequible y no contaminante
    Trabajo decente y crecimiento económico
    Industria, innovación e infraestructura
    Reducción de las desigualdades
    Ciudades y comunidades sostenibles
    Producción y consumo responsables
    Acción por el clima
    Vida submarina
    Vida de ecosistemas terrestres
    Paz, justicia e instituciones sólidas
    Alianzas para lograr los objetivos
  • Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    We're unusual in that we feel so strongly about living in a more communal way. In our last homes in Madrid, and near San Francisco, we regularly had 3-5 people eating meals with us every day - with several languages between us. Here, the kitchen table seats 8 to 10. Our family is a mix of Irish American and Northern Thai.

  • Proyectos con niños

    Proyectos con niños

    En este proyecto podría haber niños. Para obtener más información, consulta nuestras directrices y consejos aquí.

  • Ayuda


    Here are the skills that you'll need to succeed.

    1) You lean toward being a leader.

    2) Hold a high bar in all you do.

    3) Great with kids and have a genuine interest in spending time with them.

    4) An ability to keep your phone in your room much of the time, and in your pocket around the kids.

    5) An interest in living communally and giving/sharing with others.

  • Idiomas

    Idiomas hablados
    Inglés: Fluido
    Thai: Fluido
    Español: Intermedio

    Este anfitrión ofrece intercambio de idiomas
    We'd love to fill the house with people wanting to practice and expand their Spanish and/or Thai.

  • Alojamiento


    It really depends on who is staying with us at the time, with a first come first choice policy. Most people stay in either of several guest rooms. Be prepared to share a room, but often that is not necessary as we have a lot of space.

  • Algo más...

    Algo más...

    Research the north shore of Kauai, and you'll get a sense of the stunning beauty.

  • 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

  • Puede acoger a nómadas digitales

    Puede acoger a nómadas digitales

    Yes, we have fast internet. Ideally you're on vacation, or your main job is a remote online one. Many guests work or go to school online.

  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    Más de dos

  • ...

    Horas esperadas

    5 hours a day with 2 days off a week.

Número de referencia de anfitrión: 943732726226

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