Beautiful Coffee and Cacao Farm on the slopes of Famous Kealakekua Bay!

We were once work traders and try to make travel a positive experience. We have worked with the Wwoof program for over 10 years and have 50+ 5-star reviews. It's been a really great way for us to meet people from around the world.

We are in our mid 40's and both work full time as well as run the farm. We are not always working side by side with you, but are often avail for questions. We expect everyone to be an adult, and we will treat you as such.


Reseñas

4.5
(9 reseñas)9

Anfitrión y equipo

4.5

Horas y tareas

4.5

Hostal

5.0

Aprendizaje y diversión

5.0

Brasil

5

John, Kathy and Nani are great!! We spent two months with them and it was an incredible experience, going to bed early and waking up with the birds, swimming at Manini Beach, Snorkeling, Pickleball, Yoga, Surfing and many other things we did there. You have to work too!! But it's all worth it, if you're a person who does what has to be done and makes the most of your free time with nature, it will be worth it. The island is incredible and there is a lot to see there. I can't wait to go back! 🤙🏼

hace 6 días

Brasil

5

I had an amazing experience at the farm, John and Kathy were great.The work is easy and the hours are flexible. They often invited us to parties at their house, as well as offering rides into town and invitations to swim. The farm is a 50 min walk to the nearest beach and a 30 min drive to Kona. Renting a car is good for exploring the island because public transport is not good but it is very easy to hitchhike. Food on the island is expensive but the hosts provide the basics and there is also a variety of fruit on the farm. I definitely recommend this experience.I already miss Mango, Nani Maxi

hace 8 días

Francia

3

I think that everybody will enjoy the island but you need to know that you can't do anything by walk from the farm, you need to rent a car or do hitch hiking. There is a lot of fun and beatifull things to do after your work at the farm. You need to know that the groceries are verry verry expensive and that you won't have a lot of food at all at the farm. My favorite part of the trip was meeting other woofers and go to see the manta rays !

hace 1 mes


Kathy respondido

Thanks for your feedback. We are about 2 miles to the beach, and 2 miles to the store, post office etc. Of course having a car is easier, but for years no work traders ever had cars and managed to get around. We are happy to give you a ride to the store, or have you cruise w us and can drop you off. Hitching is still a real method of transportation, and although it’s limited, the bus is also free. It’s true, groceries are expensive, actually most things in Hawaii can be pricey. We’re up front (in our application & we talking about it in our video chat) that we provide basic staples for food, and you can eat off the farm. We have ulu, avocados, surname cherry, pomegranates, plantain, banana, guava, jackfruit, star apples, chayote squash, kale and much more that were in season during Lilia & Elga’s visit, but we do ask you to have a full farm experience so you may need to go harvest
It yourself. We mostly eat off the farm and found it meets our needs.

Francia

3

John and Kathy are good hosts, and the Big Island was a revelation : everything that's growing on the farm is really interesting to learn about but I think it's important to know a few details before coming to La Buena Vida; first you're practicly not having food from hosts, and grocery shopping is very expensive on the Island, so if you like to have choices you have to know that you'll spend money...Also sometimes the communication can be slow. At the end, we think that it was a good global experience as you get used to the day-to-day life at the farm. FYI: you need to rent a car or hitch hik

hace 1 mes


Kathy respondido

Thanks for your feedback. We are about 2 miles to the beach, and 2 miles to the store, post office etc. Of course having a car is easier, but for years no work traders ever had cars and managed to get around. We are happy to give you a ride to the store, or have you cruise w us and can drop you off. Hitching is still a real method of transportation, and although it’s limited, the bus is also free. It’s true, groceries are expensive, actually most things in Hawaii can be pricey. We’re up front (in our application & we talking about it in our video chat) that we provide basic staples for food (so it’s true if your want to have “choices” we offer basics - as we share with you before you arrive) and you can eat off the farm. We have ulu, avocados, surname cherry, pomegranates, plantain, banana, guava, jackfruit, star apples, chayote squash, kale and much more that were in season during Lilia & Elga’s visit, but we do ask you to have a full farm experience so you may need to go harvest
It yourself. We mostly eat off the farm and found it meets our needs. People have all kinds of food preferences, so we give you supplies to make your own meals. We see a lot of farm that ask for 25 hrs, we find that it works for us best to offer the staples and eating off the farm and not ask for as many work hours.
Once of us is usually around daily (I work remote full time
From the farm) and we also use a messaging system called “slack” to be more in communication, we balance our jobs and the farm the best way we know how and have enjoyed hosting people for 10+ years and made some
Amazing friendships!

Estados Unidos

5

my experience here was better than I could have ever expected! I made life long friends and saw some of the most beautiful views. I think the work trade is fair and John and Kathy are both very hands on and understanding. I felt right at home just a couple nights in. I hope to return to the farm soon with peyton! I loved my experience here, it is something I will never forget. I highly recommend spending your time here! :)

hace 5 meses


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