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Permaculture project Hawaii County, United States

16 reviews16

Handyman/ Mechanic

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This host receives lots of worldpackers and has a high average rating, being recognized by the community as a Top Host.
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This host has recently approved volunteers and is looking for more applications.
Learn about sustainability
15 travelers learned about sustainability working with this host
Connect with nature
14 travelers recommend this experience for reconnecting with nature
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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 a wide range of repairs or building.
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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.
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!
Free Hiking Tours
We’ll take you on excursions and hikes around town. For free!
Free Events
Get free entrance for the best events in town.
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.
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

I need help fixing a car right now, there is always something needing doing but right now I have a spot for an experienced mechanic, I will work with you most of the time. I do my own repairs usually but its nice to have help. Let me know your background in this if you want to apply for this position! Mahalos! "experiencing technical difficulties, please send an email address in your first message!"

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  • Over 24 years old
  • Only hosts solo volunteers (doesn’t accept couples or pairs)

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
1 week

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Permaculture Project


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How this experience will transform you

15 Learning about sustainability

14 Get in touch with nature

14 Meeting locals

13 Developing environmental awareness

11 Immersing in the local culture

9 Practicing English



My time with Matt from the beginning was very welcoming! He showed me the many ways that the locals like to spend their free time and showed me the true ways of knowing how to live on the island. I was able to get to know a lot about him and other people who reside there and was able to learn about their interests. This is a great experience for someone who is willing to learn and adapt to other types of work, cultures, and different environments. I am very grateful for the memories I was able to make here at the project hope that I can return once again in the future!

16 days ago

Matthew replied

Yessah! Thank you Edgar, it was a good time hosting you. Thanks for being so happy to be here and helping with a good and dependable mentality all the time.
Cheers Braddah



Working with Mat I learned so much about processing fruits from scratch into delicacies . I also learned that a lot of things I am used to are not that necessary. The farm isn't too big and doesn't get overly sunny, which makes weeding more fun, even though mosquitoes can be scary before sunset. Thank you Mat for being authentic, all the good laughs, and your kind heart. I will wish you, Mitts, and Illo the best. Ps if your are travelling from out side USA, Straight Talk is the best for signal coverage in this area.

20 days ago



I had an amazing experience in Hawaii with Matt. He is generous, open-minded and just super nice! I felt safe, and I also had a great time with the other Worldpackers. I strongly recommend it if you want to connect with wild nature and learn about permaculture.

24 days ago



My week with Matt has been an intense and grateful experience. He made me feel welcome and made sure that I felt comfortable living off grid. He lives in a tiny paradise, and I could learn a lot about just living from the land. Matt enjoys cooking for you and he reapects the time you need to get settled and what you want to work with during the day! If you want to take a break from society this is definitly a great place!

4 months ago

United States


What a incredible experience! Matt was an amazing host. He made my roommate and I feel at home right away. He's an amazing cook and incredibly knowledgeable when it comes to the island and his beautiful property in Laupāhoehoe. We learned so much about what grows on the island and how to harvest, prepare, and preserve it. Matt is quite the fisherman and showed us how to break down the fish and cook it. We were able to help with harvesting fruits and vegetables, cleaning out some garden space, or doing some work to keep the valley clean. Highly recommend to anyone and everyone.

4 months ago

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