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Eco Lodge Hawaii County, United States

8 reviews8

Enjoy Big Island Waterfalls & Hamakua Rainforest Living

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This host has recently approved volunteers and is looking for more applications.
Connect with nature
6 travelers recommend this experience for reconnecting with nature
Learn about sustainability
4 travelers learned about sustainability working with this host
Accepts couples and pairs of volunteers
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What you offer


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


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.
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.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
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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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  • Intermediate English
  • Over 18 years old
  • United States Visa
  • Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
2 weeks

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Eco Lodge


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How this experience will transform you

6 Get in touch with nature

4 Learning about sustainability

4 Immersing in the local culture

4 Developing environmental awareness

3 Meeting locals

2 Meeting international travelers

United States


My month at the Hamakua house was amazing! It is located in such a beautiful spot with great nature walks in any direction. Mat provides a very comfortable place to live for such a manageable position in the work exchange. I highly recommend this host for anybody looking for a fun Hawaiian experience.

14 days ago

United States


This place is an absolute dream. From the work exchangers to the actual guest themselves. I got to meet several people and build connection that will last a lifetime. The work was incredibly easy and you would be done early enough to have the whole day to explore the island. Definitely recommend if you are looking for an escape of a fast paced life, as this will show you to take it easy and live in the present moment. 10/10 on the views and how beautiful this place is.

22 days ago

United States


Mat was an amazing host. Felt welcomed and valued as a member of the team from day one. He is very clear and concise about how daily tasks should be completed to ensure staff members get the opportunity to explore and enjoy the island. He is very knowledgeable of the local area and culture. Thanks again Mat! Looking forward to visiting again in the future!

2 months ago

United States


Great experience! Very welcoming and everyone was really nice and engaging. Was invited multiple times to go explore the island together after work was done. The work was not that difficult just make sure you’re clean and detail oriented cause you’re prepping space for guests to stay at. The area is beautiful and you get a good amount of free time to connect with nature and the people around you. I hope to make it back there someday!

2 months ago



This work exchange was an amazing experience. You learn, you grow and you live in the nature everyday. Everything about volunteering here was perfect, the staff became friends, the hostel was a great place to hang out in, it really felt like home. Thank you!

Alberto Uranga - @vidamalista

3 months ago

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Hosted by Mathew

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