Big Island tiny sanctuary in Honokaa, Hawaii, USA

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  • Última atividade: 07/02/2023



 Hospedagem min. solicitada: mínimo 2 semanas



  • Descrição


    Please READ our entire post before emailing us – especially our CALENDAR / availability, thx.

    Big Island, Tiny Sanctuary

    “Big Island Tiny Farm” was the original name given our place by a neighbor-friend, with tongue in cheek, because I’m always outside tending to our tropical fruit and coffee trees, bushes, and plants. We share what we harvest with neighbors and friends, but we’re not a business or “commercial” grower.

    We (and and our guests) consider our home a sanctuary.. so I just changed our Workaway Host Page Title.

    We’re not a commercial yoga studio.Yoga is simply part of our daily way of living.

    We built a sweet studio home on a lovely half acre lot in Honoka’a. It is like a live-aboard Yoga studio with an open kitchen, a large private bathroom, and a second outside shower.”

    Our studio home is our sanctuary, and we live a simple, mindful life. We’re in a small neighborhood on the edge of Honoka’a with good neighbors and an awesome view of Maui on clear days. Our property is only a half acre, but it is large enough and very fertile – so we are growing an “Edible Landscape” that will provide much of our diet.

    We have 3 mature mac nut trees, bananas, guavas (3 varieties), mangoes, avocados (3 varieties), lemons, cara cara and Valencia oranges, rollinia deliciosa, Abiu, Brazilian cherries, coffee, dragon fruit, green tea, and more - and they’re doing great!

    I’ve drawn up plans to build a small outbuilding, and we’re also ready to build several raised beds for veggies. We’re also interested in creating an island-specific compost setup that won’t attract rodents and undesirable pests (roaches).

    Our studio home is quite open, with lots of glass (and screens). It is simple, clean, and safe.
    We have a small tent and a large tent to offer. We built our studio with an extra outside shower, which is pretty cool.

    When we get an out-building (120 sf. space) finished, we'll also be able to offer it for simple lodging.

    Honoka'a is our favorite place in all of the islands... Lots of beauty and community. The Hamakua Coast is alive, awake, and thriving in many ways. We’ve watched an agri-cultural renaissance evolve here for the past dozen-plus years. We love it so much we put down roots!

    Our season to welcome guest volunteers is generally mid-NOVEMBER TO MID MARCH.

    We only host ONE Workaway guest-worker at a time. Most of our Workaway guests have arranged to stay for a month - which has been great.

    The Hele-On Bus passes right through Honoka'a:

    Please note - Honokaa is NOT Kona - it is a wonderful small town on the beautiful green (windward) side of the island, and like all of the Hawaiian Eastern / Windward shores we love the life-giving rain missing on much of the west side.
    If you want touristy night life, big city buzz and hanging on the beach every day - best to search for a host on the west side.

    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ In general, we host one volunteer guest-helper at a time for about a month +/- (We’ve made a few exceptions.)

    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ Our sweet little studio home is our sanctuary and extremely clean and tidy - especially the kitchen and bathroom - and we have had no bug or mildew problems (which are common in these islands). We ask our guests to be mindful and follow our simple house rules - to help us maintain a safe, clean, healthy environment.

    Please read on our feedback / reviews ...!

    🏝️✌️🏻♥️🎶 🙏
    Aloha, Peace, Love, Music, & Gratitude

  • Tipos de ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizado

    Tipos de ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizado

    Ajuda em projetos ambientais
    Projetos de construção/faça você mesmo
    Ajuda em fazenda
    Ajuda a cuidar da casa
    Manutenção geral
  • Objetivos de sustentabilidade da ONU que este anfitrião quer atingir

    Objetivos de sustentabilidade da ONU que este anfitrião quer atingir

    Objetivos da ONU
    Erradicar a pobreza
    Erradicar a fome
    Saúde de qualidade
    Educação de qualidade
    Igualdade de género
    Água potável e saneamento
    Energias renováveis e acessíveis
    Trabalho digno e crescimento económico
    Indústria, inovação e infraestruturas
    Reduzir as desigualdades
    Cidades e comunidades sustentáveis
    Produção e consumo sustentáveis
    Ação climática
    Proteger a vida marinha
    Proteger a vida terrestre
    Paz, justiça et instituições eficazes
    Parcerias para a implementação dos objetivos
  • Oportunidades de intercâmbio cultural e aprendizado

    Oportunidades de intercâmbio cultural e aprendizado

    Honokaa is an old-world Hawaiian community - not the touristy experience that some travelers limit themselves to.
    There is an awesome Agri-Cultural renaissance underway on this beautiful Hamakua Coast. The Hamakua Harvest / Honokaa Sunday Market is more than a typical farmers market ♥️.

    We have ensured that our guest helpers have enjoyed many natural and cultural wonders of our area - and beach time.

    You’re welcomed to join in meditation and /or yoga practice if you like.

    I (David) am vegetarian - mostly vegan now. My past veggie, vegan workaway guests have been quite happy with my meal prep.
    Shing is an awesome chef and when she’s on-island I acquiesce!

    If you plan to extend your time in the islands, we're happy to help with local knowledge, must-see's, and less costly options & opportunities.

  • Projetos que envolvem crianças

    Projetos que envolvem crianças

    Este projeto pode envolver crianças. Para mais informações, veja aqui nossas diretrizes e dicas.

  • Ajuda


    1. Organic Orchard gardening (cultivating, weeding, fertilizing, edging, integrated / organic pest management, etc..
    2. Help building / decorating a tiny-bunk-house.
    3. Picking / processing mac-nuts, coffee...
    4. Designing & building a new composter suitable for our area.
    5. Help with house maintenance & projects.

  • Idiomas

    Inglês: Fluente
    Chinês (mandarim): Fluente
    Espanhol: Intermediário
    Francês: Intermediário

    Este anfitrião oferece intercâmbio de idiomas
    Este anfitrião indicou que tem interesse em compartilhar seu idioma ou em aprender um novo.
    Entre em contato com ele para obter mais informações.

  • Acomodação


    * Your tent
    * Our new (small) double tent.
    * Our HUGE 10X16 tent.
    * Possibly Soon: A tiny-bunk-house.
    * Our studio-home is described. Sleeping space in our studio-home is a possibility for one guest - but PLEASE ASK about that after you read our feedback 😉.

  • Algo mais...

    Algo mais...

    We're close to the amazing Waipio Valley.

    Honokaa is alive & thriving and there is often something going on in town. (Movies, concerts, & dance at our “Honokaa People’s Theatre”, the local pub, several restaurants with music, etc.

    Kamuela / Waimea is a 15 minute drive. Hilo is 45 minutes, Kona is 1+ hour. We have some amazing back roads and trails for running & biking - just out our door. (We have a guest bike). There is much to see and do on our beautiful Hamakua Coast and the Big Island.

  • Mais alguns detalhes

    Mais alguns detalhes

    • Acesso à internet

    • Acesso à internet limitado

      Acesso à internet limitado

    • Temos mascotes

    • Somos fumantes

    • Pode hospedar famílias

  • Pode hospedar nômades digitais

    Pode hospedar nômades digitais

    We have good wifi and it covers much of our property.

  • Espaço para estacionar campervans

    Espaço para estacionar campervans

    We have space for a tent or a camper-van.

  • Quantos Workawayers pode acomodar?

    Quantos Workawayers pode acomodar?


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    Horas previstas

    16 to 20 hours a week divided over 3 to 5 days. We’re pretty flexible.

Nº de ref. de anfitrião: 448592393922

Comentário (13)


Essas classificações são opcionais e foram dadas junto com os comentários dos membros.A classificação média deixada por cada opção é exibida.

Precisão do perfil: (4.9)

Intercâmbio cultural: (5.0)

Comunicação: (5.0)

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