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Eco Lodge Hawaii County, United States

5 reviews5

Come live the Hawaiian experience of a lifetime!

High demand host
This host has received 14 applications recently. We recommend you apply for other positions too.
Immerse yourself in the local culture
4 travelers recommend this host for those looking for a local cultural immersion
Connect with nature
4 travelers recommend this experience for reconnecting with nature
Needs help immediately
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 clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.
Help with changing the bed linens and general housekeeping.
Help grow plants and cultivate gardens
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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.
Shared Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.
You will sleep in a tent at a camping site.
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Free Tours
We’ll take you on tours and rides around town. For free!
Pick Up
We will pick you up when you arrive, and take you to our property.
You can use our surfboards as much as you want.
Surf lessons
Take free surf classes at the local beaches.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Get help from the Worldpackers support team in case you need it, at any point of your trip.
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The Experience

Aloha! We are looking for energetic and enthusiastic people to help us host guests at our large home in Hawaii called Kona Mountain Refuge! While no specific experience is needed - a strong ethic, flexible, fun, and adventurous spirit is desired. We work and play hard! We have multiple guest units on our mini eco-resort which require lots of cleaning, gardening and DIY projects. If you are not afraid to roll up your sleeves - you may apply.

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  • Fluent English
  • Between 18 and 25 years old
  • 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
4 weeks

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5 Reviews


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Hours & Tasks


Eco Lodge


Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

4 Immersing in the local culture

4 Get in touch with nature

3 Developing environmental awareness

3 Meeting locals

1 Developing social awareness

1 Meeting international travelers

United States


Shaheer and Maria are kind and welcoming hosts, I couldn't have asked for a better first time travel experience. The work was fair and the air bnb was in a beautiful location. I would definitely recommend this experience!

11 days ago

United States


I had the BEST few months with Maria and Shaheer when they hosted me. They made me feel so welcome and did such a great job showing me and the other helpers great spots and experiences. They taught me a lot about the island and Hawaiian culture. The work was not bad at all and this position would be a great fit for you if you are very organized and pay attention to small details when working. Kona Mountain Refuge was such a beautiful space to be and the 3 months I spent on the Big Island were the best of my life! This is definitely an experience you should go for!

15 days ago

United States


I cannot say enough about my experience here at KMR. I have loved every day of my time here. Maria and Shaheer are welcoming, kind, and truly care about the people they welcome into their home. I felt comfortable right away. The work asked of you is very fair. Be prepared to put in some elbow grease! I have been able to work my remote job from home on the side too. This may be a good fit for you if you are positive, easygoing, hardworking, friendly, energetic, and love to have fun. I'm so excited for anyone who gets to experience life here and become a part of the KMR Ohana. Mahalo!

2 months ago

United Kingdom


This was my first worldpackers experience and I honestly don't think it could've been any better. Shaheer and Maria are great hosts, they are so welcoming, kind and they know a lot about the area. I met really interesting people and made some great friends. The Big Island is really cool and has a lot character (the snorkeling is awesome!) The work is fair for the experience you get while you're there, also Shaheer and Maria are always there if you have any concerns. It really does feel like a home away from home and I hope to come back in the future

4 months ago

Shaheer replied

We loved having Aoife so much! We explored so much of the idk and together, having a truly memorable, fun and meaningful time. She’s a hard worker and make huge contributions personally and professionally. Highly recommended.

United States


This experience was definitely one of a kind! This was my first time traveling alone so I was pretty nervous before, but Maria and Shaheer definitely made this place feel like a home away from home. I had a fun time spending time with the other workaway workers that were there with me, and I hope to return some day!

about 1 year ago

Shaheer replied

Rachel is a wonderful person, made great contributions, was willing to learn and always positive and helpful. Very highly recommended. We miss her.

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