Eco Lodge Hawaii County, United States

5.0
(95 reviews)95

Enjoy Big Island with us! Hawaiian experience!

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Connect with nature
79 travelers recommend this experience for reconnecting with nature
Connect with international travelers
66 travelers recommend this host to meet travelers from all around the world
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What you offer

14h

Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Reception
Help with check-ins, check-outs and guest assistance.
Gardening
Help grow plants and cultivate gardens
Cleaning
Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.
Housekeeping
Help with changing the bed linens and general housekeeping.
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What you get

1

Days off per week
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Team Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other people.
Fast Internet Access
High-speed internet for you to work remotely
Dedicated Workspace
Specific space for you to work remotely
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Free Hiking Tours
We’ll take you on excursions and hikes around town. For free!
Bikes at your disposal
You can use our bikes any time you want.
Pick Up
We will pick you up when you arrive, and take you to our property.
Surfboards
You can use our surfboards as much as you want.
Support
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Availability

Jul
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Stay at least
3 weeks

The Experience

We are a "glamping" campground 10 miles North of Hilo, Hawaii (on the Big Island) near the tiny farming town of Honomu and the legendary Akaka Falls on the beautiful Hamakua Coast. We live off-grid which mean we get most of our power from solar panels so we are providing an eco-friendly place to say. We need help with tasks such as laundry, housekeeping and light maintenance.

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Requirements

  • Intermediate English
  • Over 18 years old
  • Only hosts solo volunteers (doesn’t accept couples or partners)
  • United States Visa

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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95 Reviews

5.0

Host & Team

5.0

Hours & Tasks

5.0

Eco Lodge

5.0

Learning & Fun

5.0

How this experience will transform you

  • 79 Get in touch with nature
  • 66 Meeting international travelers
  • 60 Learning about sustainability
  • 56 Immersing in the local culture
  • 48 Developing environmental awareness
  • 47 Meeting locals

This host contributes to Sustainable Development Goals

  • 20 7. Affordable and clean energy
  • 15 13. Climate action
  • 13 5. Gender equality

United States

5

Overall great experience. Happy that this was my first Worldpackers experience. Both the owner, Matt, and the property manager, Clarke, were helpful and welcoming. The work was manageable and could be done in a timely manner especially when everyone helped everyone so we could get out and explore. While you don't need a rental car it is nice to have while there. The bus isn't always reliable and having car made it easy to experience the most possible while there. There is also stuff that you can walk to if you don't want to rent a car.

about 14 hours ago

Ireland

5

Volunteering in the lodge guest house was so much fun. I explored so much of the island and made friends with everyone there. The hours were straightforward and the jobs were easy. We had so much time to see the island. Clarke and Matt where really nice and welcoming

7 days ago

India

5

This was my first WP experience, and it was truly amazing. The work could be done before noon on almost all days, leaving us the remaining day to explore the island. I made some really good friends and made memories that I will cherish forever. Everyone is super welcoming and supportive. A car is needed if you want to explore, buses are not super reliable. They have 4 adorable cats! If you have any questions, feel free to message me on ig: @korevisha

21 days ago

United States

5

This guesthouse became a little home and I can't be more grateful for my time here. The work is really good and can be done on time for volunteers to venture the island. The beautiful island life, sunsets/sunrises, cats, and nights lit up by stars are magical. Everyone I met was really fun to hang around, and the managers are probably the best managers I could have asked for. For those looking to really explore the island, learn, meet people, and make memories, taking the chance to apply here will be worthwhile! Now I have more in my life to miss and look forward to. :) Mahalo! 🌺

about 1 month ago

United States

5

I can't recommend this experience enough. Managing the Guesthouse was truly the best experience of my life thus far. The house/property is so beautiful and as soon as I arrived I felt welcomed and at home. Initially there is a lot of information to take in for the work, but I never felt overwhelmed. If at any point I had any questions/concerns, Mat was always there to help me out. He is one of the most knowledgable people I've ever met and I knew I could always count on him. The work/atmosphere at the house taught me so many skills and lessons that I will keep with me forever.

about 2 months ago

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Hosted by Mathew

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