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Aloha. We are family living in the Puna district of Hawaii. Evan is a Waldorf school teacher and Porter is an acupuncturist. Our 2 children are Eureka (5) and Bhumi (2)
Our home is in the jungle but walking distance to the beach, on the grid and our volunteer would have their own room. We would love a guest to stay and enjoy our positive environment while helping out Porter & Evan with household chores, gardening/land work and kitchen and some with baby and kids as well. Usually we can sit down at the beginning of the week and come up with a schedule of times where we know we will be expecting your help and the rest of the time it’s up to you if you want to go to the beach hang with us or whatever. When we share meals together we expect that you hang around for 10 or 15 minutes to help with the dishes and clean up after we eat just as a part of being in the house.
Porter used to be fluent in Italian although she is a little rusty now, Evan is fluent in Spanish and we would love to practice these languages. Our top preference is for an Italian speaker:) I also would be happy to have a Korean, Japanese or Mandarin speaker/ couple to learn some language from.
Práctica de idiomas
Ayuda en proyectos ecológicos
Proyectos de construcción y bricolaje
Cocinar para toda la familia
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We like to think of ourselves as a friendly family and would be happy to share our knowledge and passion for Hawaii and Hawaiian culture with our volunteer guests. Our home is walking distance to the beach and although the community events are suspended for Covid reasons its generally a beautiful area with plenty to see.
It would be great to have 1 or 2 people that could help with meals, household tasks, yard work and Bhumi (22 months old) watching.
We would ask for 20 hours of time a week and an extra 5 if you want to use the extra car (for local driving -buy your own gas-most days of the week its available)
I can be providing dinner and staples (always rice, beans, oatmeal and coffee available but you buy the snacks, fruits and other things for eating that you enjoy throughout the day.)
Este anfitrión ofrece intercambio de idiomas
I would love to practice Italian and would be happy for my young children to hear other languages as well
Our house is medium size and our visitors sometimes call it a "tree house" with the jungle all around.
Downstairs there is the bathroom and outdoor shower, and two large rooms. One we use for our bedroom. The second room is a large shady room that acts as an acupuncture clinic/ office and chill space (off hours) for the workawayers whose room is on the lanai off the office.
For food we would plan to have one meal a day that is planned shared that we eat together (most often dinner.) We like to eat things like quiche, hearty soups, taro, homemade pizza, spinach dishes, burritos, salads etc. We try to eat as much local fresh produce as we can and mostly only buy organic and natural groceries. If you really need to eat meat then you could take yourself to a restaurant and get some but we don't do meat in the house
Our area is so beautiful! We are in the district of Puna on the Big Island of Hawaii in the Kalapana area. This side of the island is rainy and our coastline is black lava- so no white sand beaches or hotels. From our house one can walk to the black sand beach. There are some nice warm ocean pools down the road as well.
We have a second car that you could use if you are a trustworthy driver.
Our home is in a sweet neighborhood but there are no stores or commerce nearby and the town with stores is 15 minutes away by car so it is good to be comfortable with going to the store only a few times a week. This is a jungley place, which means we are close to nature- a definite plus but it is best to be comfortable with the possibility of cock roaches, ants, little lizards, coqui frogs and random critters mostly outside but sometimes inside as well. We like to go to hula at least one night a week.
We like to go to the beach and swim but we tend to go in the morning or afternoon and avoid full on sunning.
It's quiet in the evenings and we are just home and kicking it a lot of the time. Hi it would be great if you were on board with germ theory. If you are coming from off island I would ask that you do a mini quarantine for 4 or 5 days elsewhere first.
We don't smoke and the way the air here is thick and the windows are only screens it wouldn't work to have a smoker in the house.
Acceso a Internet
Acceso a Internet limitado
Puede alojar familias
The internet connection here works pretty well for regular internet stuff and my husband hasn't had an issue with teaching online from home so far. There is a desk by the room for the workawayer.
20 hours or 25 with the car usage