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.
Proyectos de construcción y bricolaje
Cuidado de animales
Ayuda en una granja
Cocinar para toda la familia
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
En este proyecto podría haber niños. Para obtener más información, consulta nuestras directrices y consejos aquí.
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY AS TO WHAT TASKS ARE EXPECTED AND HOUSEHOLD RULES. PLEASE ONLY RESPOND IF IT ALIGNS WITH YOU PERFECTLY. I don't mean to be harsh but we get so many people that copy and paste messages to each host or just talk about themselves that I need to put this message here.
If you email without reading the profile in it's entirety and email accordingly, I will feel like you sent a copy/paste message and I won't host you. You will just receive an automated message response saying that you didn't read my profile and good luck in the future.
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 could 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. :(
Este anfitrión ofrece intercambio de idiomas
I speak English well and since it is all I speak, I will be sharing it :) I wish I had the bandwidth to learn another language but I do not. My daughter however is a second-year Japanese student so knowing Japanese would be helpful and could count as your hours if you're willing and able to teach it.
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.
Security cameras on property and gates help keep everyone safe but the neighborhood has some houseless folk that can be visually rough if you're not used to it. No danger to your person but you don't want to leave things in your car or loose on the beach.
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 each guest is asked to cook once a week per person not counted in hours. That way most nights you get cooked for by me or the other guests and then you reciprocate. It makes for a very tight community bonding experience. That said, if you are out and about and exploring, just text me and let me know you won't be home for dinner so I don't plan on you being here to eat. If there are dietary restrictions, it may be overwhelming for me. For example, vegetarianism is easy for me to adjust to for some meals but veganism or allergies are stressful and you'd be responsible for any special food and cooking it. 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.
Please note that this is a real small-scale farm so you will have roosters crowing at 2am, smell animal smells and get dirty while you are helping.
Things to make comfier/easier for you:
Earplugs/white noise machine if you are a light sleeper
Sunscreen and bug spray as you are in the tropics
Closed-toed shoes but also flip flops (we call them slippahs here)
Shorts with elastic band for ease of movement
Tank tops or yoga tops
Sunhat if you want. I don't use one but I have had guests really like having theirs
US sim card if your phone is foreign. Walmart carries them here on the island
Copy of vaccination card as a lot of indoor activities on the island need a copy of negative test result within 48 hours or vaccination to enter. (This is changing as we speak, so look up the laws for O'ahu island at the time of your interest)
Your personal soap, shampoo, conditioner etc
Laundry soap if you want to use the laundry on site. I don't charge for the water, power etc but please just buy your own laundry soap etc
We live across the street from the beach, the bus line is within 150’ and takes you anywhere on the island but takes a while, hikes across the street, waterfalls within 2 miles, camping is 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 of anything even E-Cigs, 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 and small sedan available to rent daily or hourly but absolutely no pressure. It’s there if you want but the bus system is too. 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. Turo is also an option on the island and getting more affordable but have to rent it by the week etc. It used to be crazy high.
Please reach out to me with any questions or if you see my calender is filled for the dates you want, I don't mind you reaching out if you just acknowledge that you are aware its booked but just wanted to check to see if any changes have happened.
Acceso a Internet
Acceso a Internet limitado
Puede alojar familias
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
Más de dos
Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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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