Sustainable Paradise






Maka Ainana Farm Located on the Island of MOLOKAI


This is a true Hawaiian Paradise, often referred to as old Hawaii. Peaceful, Pristine, and Pure.


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Maka Ainana Farm is a sustainable project working towards the beautification of organic gardens, and orchards with a revival towards Hawaii's food security. A retreat-like setting on the island of Molokai, located on the foothills of Kaluahaha Valley with beautiful sweeping views of Mt. Kamoku and ocean views of Pailolo channel. This is a true Hawaiian Paradise and Sanctuary! The farm is a short distance from the ocean with a public beach access being 2 miles away. A free shuttle bus is also available servicing Molokai with daily scheduling for ease of transportation and exploration throughout the majority of the island.
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The farm requires volunteers that have a heart for Hawaii and want to give back to this beautiful land and people. Come with humility, respect, and a sincere effort!

Practical previous work experience is required with a sincere work ethic! Candidates with prior ''real life'' work experience will be given top preference. Maturity is what we are seeking, with a minimum of several years of work experience in a legitimate paid position, being preferred.

The farm offers sustainable techniques in farming and Eco building learning opportunities. We are establishing fruit forests with ongoing plant and orchard upkeep. We require a work trade of 21 hours weekly. This allows for lots of freedom and time to enjoy the beauty of Molokai. A minimum participation timeline is necessary so we can schedule and plan logistics appropriately. The minimum stay is 4 weeks although we prefer 8 weeks. Lodging consists of a private cabin or private screened sleeping quarters. Basic Eco amenities include a hot shower, camp kitchen, several lounge areas, a fire pit, a basic solar station, and more. The peaceful atmosphere of this pristine Sanctuary.
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PROS are

* Pristine Peaceful setting.

* Private outdoor hot shower, Spacious camp kitchen, Solar panel /charger.

* Spacious, private, clean comfortable accommodations.

* Excellent skill-building and learning environment. SUSTAINABILITY!

* Time warp= like going back in time. Serene setting, panoramic views, sacred and tranquil.

* Free Fruits included when available= Bananas, mango, papayas, passion fruit, etc. Basic bulk supplies are included to make simple meals. Organic greens from the gardens are also available for sharing. Occasional host sponsored dinners.

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– Minimum amount of Solar power only. We have an inverter to charge laptops, phones, etc.


– No WiFi on site. Cell service is decent and one can use mobile data or cellular data for the internet at the farm, there is also free WiFi in town.

– Molokai being more rural has higher prices and much fewer shopping options than other islands. Simple living is good for the earth!

– One must be able to live simply & have funds to sustain your full visit!

============================================================================== Maka Ainana is looking for hardworking individuals who have a passion for growing fruit trees and gardening, as well as an interest in Eco construction. Volunteers / Interns should expect physical labor involving work outside, and hands in the dirt. While previous farming experience is much preferred, some type of past labor experience is mandatory and a requirement. HARD WORK. It is essential that candidates are committed to the farming lifestyle and all that it demands. Finding a good match between what our farm can offer and the needs or expectations of a visitor is important to us. We look forward to more communication with you.


Reviews

4.5
(6 reviews)6

Staff & Host

4.5

Hours & Tasks

4.5

Hostel

4.5

Learning & Fun

4.0

United States

4

My stay at Bret's farm was great. I'm so glad that I was able to experience Molokai and the work was pretty straight forward - we worked Wednesdays, Saturdays + Sundays for 7 hours with additional watering duties. I did lots of painting, organizing, watering and cleaning. The accommodation is pretty simple - a tent on a raised platform - but I was comfortable. The farm is essentially off grid so there's no appliances in the kitchen - just a propane stove - which pushed me to get creative with meals. The land is beautiful and Molokai is a very special place. Thanks Bret!

5 months ago

Brazil

5

My days on Molokai with Bret was pretty good. His farm is a huge farm with many fruits options to picking up and eating. Here I ate the best mango I have ever eaten in whole my entire life. Bret provides fruits and some beans, cereal, rices and pasta for us. The area with the shower is an amazing place to taking a shower after a day working hard. The job is ok if you are a man with disposition and strength, I dug some holes, watered the plants and helped with others tasks with cleaning and painting.
Bret is a good man who is worried with the planet and the future and he is making his part!

8 months ago

Colombia

5

Oh what a magical place is Molokai, I loved it since I arrived and everyday I loved it more ! Molokai a is very special island, you have to go look and find the places and that Is a little difficult without a car but people is super nice, you can easily get rides and different activities with locals.
The farm is rustic but very comfortable, it has exactly what you need. Bret is a really nice guy, easy to work and talk and he make the best tofu that I ever had! So grateful with you and with Hawaii for been so welcoming and warm! Thank you so much for the amazing 5 weeks and “hasta pronto” :)

almost 2 years ago

Ireland

5

You will get out of this experience what you put in, I had an amazing time on Molokai and I could confidently say there would be very few volunteer positions in Hawaii that could compare to this one in regards to experiencing true Hawaii, and living with nature. If you understand that you will be living rustic and willing to give up some comforts I guarantee you will have a once in a lifetime experience. Molokai is not a mind blowing island like Oahu or Maui but it is still full of spectacular surprises. Bret is a real solid dude, hard working and fun. Quiet, friendly, natural, this is Molokai

over 2 years ago


Bret replied

Happiness starts from within and takes one on to higher levels of gratitude and fun experiences! Right on Stephen! Molokai is such a special and unique island, its really the only Hawaiian which has said ''No to over development corporate greed and exploitation''. Molokai has held its value of staying pristine with nature being its true authority. It holds many off the beaten sites, mystical valleys, and beaches. Some majestic sites are so breathtaking that they can rival any destination in the world !!!

United States

2

I do see all the hard work Brett put in and I do admire his efforts, yet some things he said and did I found to be not so awesome. I had very open conversations with him throughout my stay, about what concerned me, and I doubt his character is going to change.

over 2 years ago


Bret replied

Nicolas is correct , I have a very strong work ethic and believe passionately about sustainability and living with a real respect for nature. Sadly Nicolas is suffering from an intense alcoholism and substances abuse issues, only so much advice can be given to an individual which daily gets as sloppy drunk as possible within 5 minutes of ending work. I truly hope he gets the help his hurt inner child needs. I encourage volunteers to have fun , being centered around personal grow and spiritual well being. Peace


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