Farm Hawaii County, United States

4.5
(5 reviews)5

Growing Vegetables, Permaculture, Community

Help a sustainable project
4 travelers confirmed that this host is actively contributing to a more sustainable future for everyone!
Connect with nature
5 travelers recommend this experience for reconnecting with nature
Learn about sustainability
5 travelers learned about sustainability working with this host
Accepts couples and pairs of volunteers
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What you offer

25h

Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Animal Care
Help look after and take care of animals.
Building & Repairing
Help with a wide range of repairs or building.
Farming
Plant crops, sow seeds and help in outside tasks.
Gardening
Help grow plants and cultivate gardens
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What you get

3

Days off per week
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Private Room
You will have a bed in a private room. In other words, a room just for you.
Shared Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.
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.
Permaculture Course
Take part in our Permaculture course for free.
Pick Up
We will pick you up when you arrive, and take you to our property.
Support
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Availability

Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Stay at least
30 days
Stay up to
12 weeks

The Experience

We are seeking happy, hard working genuine people to help us on our farm. We Provide rice, flour, oats, oil, spices and all vegetables we grow. Help us to clear areas to grow more vegetables, weed and plant. feed the chickens and cats in the morning, enjoy this experience with other travellers as well. no consumption of weed is allowed at the farm. Also you can enjoy Hawaii riding on the bus which is free on the big island.

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Requirements

  • Beginner English or Beginner Spanish
  • Over 21 years old
  • Welcomes solo volunteers, couples, and partners of volunteers

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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5 Reviews

4.5

Host & Team

4.5

Hours & Tasks

4.5

Farm

4.5

Learning & Fun

4.5

How this experience will transform you

  • 5 Get in touch with nature
  • 5 Learning about sustainability
  • 4 Meeting locals
  • 4 Developing environmental awareness
  • 2 Immersing in the local culture
  • 1 Developing social awareness

This host contributes to Sustainable Development Goals

  • 4 15. Life on land
  • 3 11. Sustainable cities and communities
  • 2 3. Good health and well-being

United States

5

Andy and Matt provide such an amazing experience! They truly treat you like family and I've learned so much about farming, animals and sustainable living. They are such great people to get to know and I will hopefully be returning in the future! This was a great first Worldpackers experience and would recommend it 1000x !!

9 months ago

United Kingdom

5

I've had such a good experience at Andy & Matts farm. It's farm work so expect to work. I learned loads about farming & although the work can be hard in the sun it was worth it for the weekends off. Basic necessities are provided - flour, rice, pasta. Toiletries are not provided so remember your own toilet paper etc. Getting around can be kind of hard as it's pretty remote, but i didn't have any issues catching rides to the bus stop with prior notice given, and catching rides to the cities if people are heading that. I also made some great friends here :) Id recommend.

10 months ago

United States

5

Andy & Matt were very welcoming hosts that made me feel like family! I stayed in a comfortable private room, and the common room area/kitchen had everything I needed. The work was as described. I learned a lot about planting, harvesting, sustainability, and taking care of animals. The dogs and cats are very friendly, and I enjoyed learning how to take care of all the chickens. I had fun being able to experience the process of harvesting veggies, cleaning them up, and then being able to cook farm to table dishes with them. Had fun exploring on weekends. Overall an amazing learning experience!

about 1 year ago


Andrea replied

Awww come and visit again we miss you!

United States

4

My experience at the farm was great — if you're interested in seeing how a working farm runs, this is a perfect opportunity. The work consisted mostly of harvesting, weeding + taking care of the chickens. 7-8 hour days (Mon-Wed) depending on the tasks, mamaki harvests on Thurs.+ quick 30ish minutes of mamaki packaging on Fridays. Audrey, the farm manager, is extremely helpful and welcoming, it was great to work alongside her most days. The area itself is stunning. I loved going for walks + cooking with produce from the farm. So many great memories. Thank you Matt and Andrea!

8 months ago

United States

3

The farm is beautiful and Andy/Matt are very knowledgeable/passionate about sustainable farming. It's farm work, so it's hard & some days feel longer than others.. It's VERY rural and it's hard to explore - the buses are unreliable (late/no show) and there's limited flexibility with being dropped off/picked up from bus stop so be prepared to have to hitchhike when stranded. There were good moments & bad due to travel/living challenges and diff expectations..Thankful in the end for coming bc I have definitely done a lot of living and learning!

11 months ago


Andrea replied

Thanks Mia for the review,

In our profile we mentioned about our location and ask for people to google us for more accurate location.

Also our handbook is given prior of you guys coming and ask for 1 day minimum heads up for being pick up and drop off from the bus.

We just ask anyone to be back before 7 pm since last bus get to pahala at 635 pm and next one at 930 pm and we are in bed by then.

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