Gingerhill Farm Retreat

Volunteer in Paradise and Help Make A Difference!

Do you want to make a positive impact on the world while taking some time away to relax and unwind? Our eco-retreat is the perfect place to do just that.

Here, you will be surrounded by beautiful nature while staying in comfortable and inviting cabins. Enjoy the tranquility of our rural paradise while knowing that you're helping us protect and conserve the surrounding environment.

With warm hospitality, delicious culinary experiences, and an array of activities to discover, volunteering at our retreat will be an experience unlike any other. Join us today and help make a difference!

Our eco-retreat is a rural paradise surrounded by nature. If you have an adventurous spirit and enjoy being outdoors, then this is the place for you! We offer comfortable accommodations amidst the beauty and tranquility of the island. You'll be able to explore our food forest while helping us protect and conserve the environment. From harvesting fruit and vegetables to reducing waste and promoting energy efficiency, every activity helps make a positive difference. Plus, you may meet some friendly spiders along your journey! Join us as a volunteer today and let's work together to create a vibrant, thriving environment.


Reviews

4.0
(13 reviews)13

Staff & Host

4.0

Hours & Tasks

5.0

Hostel

4.5

Learning & Fun

4.0

Venezuela

5

This was an amazing experience. Such a beautiful and peaceful place with really good people (Owners and roommates). This experience just made me feel at home✨🦋 This farm is close to a bus stop, so it’s easy to get to downtown by bus if you don’t have a car. Markets and the best pizza place are close too 😊

12 days ago


Íris replied

Thank you for sharing your fantastic experience with us! We're happy you found Gingerhill Farm to be such a beautiful and peaceful place, surrounded by wonderful people, including the owners and your fellow roommates. It's heartwarming to know that your time here made you feel at home ✨🦋

We're glad to hear that our farm's proximity to a bus stop made it convenient for you to explore downtown, especially for those without a car. It's also great to hear that markets and the best pizza place are close by, adding to the convenience and enjoyment of your stay 😊

Thank you for choosing to spend time with us at Gingerhill Farm Retreat. We're grateful for your kind words and hope to welcome you back for more memorable experiences!

Aloha

United States

5

This was my first WP, and my experience at Gingerhill was unforgettable. The property is absolutely beautiful and spending each day immersed in nature, eating homegrown fruits was very special. The work was fair, could be quite busy at times, but chill other times! I would really recommend other volunteers have a car to make the most of your time here. I had a private room which was so cozy and I will miss the ocean view from bed SO much. I am forever grateful to have met Silvia, who made my experience here so memorable and has become a great friend. Mahalo GHF for becoming my home!! ❤️ :)

about 2 months ago


Íris replied

Thank you for sharing your unforgettable experience at Gingerhill Farm, and congratulations on completing your first work trade (WP)!

We're thrilled to hear that you found our property beautiful and that immersing yourself in nature and enjoying homegrown fruits made your days here special.

We're glad you found the work fair, with a good balance between busy times and more relaxed moments. We agree with your recommendation that volunteers should have a car, as it can indeed enhance the experience and help them explore the area more fully.

It's lovely to hear that you enjoyed your cozy private room and will miss the ocean view from bed—it sounds like a truly magical spot! We're delighted that you had the opportunity to connect with Silvia and that she made your experience so memorable.

Thank you for making Gingerhill Farm feel like home and for the heartfelt mahalo. We're grateful for your time with us and hope to welcome you back in the future!

Aloha

Brazil

5

My work trade experience at Gingerhill Farm Retreat was truly unforgettable. The hosts were incredibly welcoming, instantly making me feel part of their eco-conscious community. I had the pleasure of meeting other work traders, each bringing their own unique skills and stories, which enriched the experience further. Gingerhill Farm Retreat is a place where hard work harmonizes with nature’s rhythms, offering a profound sense of accomplishment and belonging. Highly recommended!

2 months ago


Íris replied

Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience at Gingerhill Farm Retreat!

We're thrilled to hear that your work trade experience was truly unforgettable. It's fantastic to know that we made you feel incredibly welcome and part of our eco-conscious community from the moment you arrived.

Meeting other work traders and exchanging skills and stories adds a rich layer to your time with us, and we're delighted to have been part of that experience. At Gingerhill Farm Retreat, we strive to create a space where hard work aligns with nature's rhythms, fostering a profound sense of accomplishment and belonging.

Your recommendation means a lot to us, and we're grateful for your kind words. We hope to welcome you back to our retreat soon for another memorable experience!

Aloha

Chile

2

I have mixed feelings, the place is very nice, but there is a lack of coordination, communication and teamwork. My first day I felt like I wasn't welcome, Iris just said hello, follow me,she showed me where I had to drink water, the bathroom and my room (room for myself, it was good and cozy). My first impression was quite unpleasant, there was no empathy from her (I have been so many volunteering and usually they go to pick me up and drop me off, they ask you basic things like, how was your trip, how are you? Can I help you with your luggage, do you need anything, not was my case

3 months ago


Íris replied

We were saddened to hear about Valentina's post-stay concerns, and we regret that she didn't share them during her time with us. Initially, she excelled as a housekeeper, but her performance declined due to a new personal relationship, leading to lapses in responsibilities. Despite invitations to engage in activities, she consistently declined. Operating with a minimal staff, our ability to provide certain amenities, like airport pickups, is constrained. We wish Valentina had communicated her feelings so we could have promptly addressed them. Your feedback is invaluable, and we're actively working to enhance communication and address volunteer challenges. Thank you for your understanding.

France

4

I really enjoyed my experience at the Gingerhill farm, it was a pleasure being a part of this family for a few weeks.

4 months ago


Íris replied


Thank you so much for your kind words, Salome!

We're thrilled you enjoyed your time at Gingerhill Farm and felt like a part of our family during your stay. It was our pleasure to have you with us for those few weeks.

Your positive feedback means a lot to us, and we hope to welcome you back again. Wishing you all the best until then!

Warm regards,
Gingerhill Farm


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