T.House Farm

Aloha! Thank you for considering our Farm for your work-traveling experience!

The farm is located in Puna on an Island of Hawai’i, otherwise known as Big Island, on the south east side. We are 3.5 miles (5.6 km) away from a small, quirky & very hippyish town of Pahoa and about 30 min drive away from a beautiful black sand beach & about 45 min drive to salt-water hot ponds. (We are about an hour drive from Hilo and 2.5 hours drive from Kona.) Pahoa has a community center with free pool, shops, restaurants, bus stops etc. Walking or hitchhiking is the primary mode of transportation around here. However, we do have some bicycles you can borrow. 🚲

Our farmland used to be an orchard and sugar cane plantation earlier in the day but had been sitting neglected and overgrown for a while before we got it. Right now we are on the journey of bringing it back and building an off-grid, eco-friendly homesteading paradise, filled with gardens, orchards, beautiful relaxing spaces and with a good assortment of farm animals and pets roaming around❣️🤩 However, we are just starting and don’t have much of our own produce yet, but slowly and surely we are starting to pick the fruits of our labor and harvest small amounts of the food we produce. We hope you will help us to get our food production figured faster! 🥳 We have bunch of chickens and a little bit of ducks. We have 11 cats and 2 dogs. …and we do hope you don’t have allergies! 😬

Majority of the work at our place involves battling the jungle from taking over: mowing & maintaining the cleared area and clearing the new spaces, gardening, helping around the house, and helping with our animals, also brewing, jamming & making herbal teas and hot sauces. We also have construction projects small & large: raised beds, trellises, chicken coops & facilities, farm structures, etc. that we could use some help with, provided there are skills and the desire to do and learn.

There is also no Internet on the farm, so you will have to rely on your cell signal which depending on your carrier may not be great. Cell towers are in town, so the reception is great there and there is a free WiFi in the town mall.

We are looking for mature, hard-working, independent individuals with a solid work ethic to come and help us to make the paradise a reality! 😁

We are Will and Lana, homesteaders and the stewards of the land. A little bit about us: Will is from Asia & Lana from Europe. We are liberal, open, progressive, environmentally conscious, and care about many social issues. Living self-sustainably off-grid is our dream and it’s …coming, coming coming… true! 😆 We don’t like to sit still! We enjoy the trips to the beach & hot ponds, camping & hiking, horseback riding, biking and other activities. At home we love to veg out, listen to music, play games, watch movies, go for walks and do other fun and relaxing things. We enjoy good conversations and debates and love to listen and to be exposed to many unique positions and perspectives that differ from ours. We go an extra mile trying when it comes to the food quality and sustainability, not only choosing local & organic as much as possible but also using non-toxic, biodegradable products around the house and the farm. We like to cook and share meals together. We love trying & learning new things, so don’t be shy to share your favorite dishes with us! 😉 The human connection is important to us, and we doing this not only to get help, but also to make friends, connections and learn from each other. We treat our volunteers as family and it is very important to us that everyone has a great experience. We try to take our work-traders on trips to see the island as a ‘Thank you!’ for the excellent work. 😉

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Anfitrião & Equipe

5.0

Horas & Atividades

4.5

Hostel

4.5

Aprendizado & Diversão

4.5

Estados Unidos

5

T. House farm is one of the best places i’ve traveled to. The hosts are amazing and really made me feel like family! The hours are super flexible and i genuinely enjoyed working. I felt so accomplished finishing our projects. I learned so much about nature, sustainability, construction, the community, and so much more. I recommend this work trade experience for those wanting to learn new skills and learn a little bit about hawai’i :)

1 mês atrás

Estados Unidos

5

I enjoyed my stay at T house farm. It was a great way to explore local Hawaii with many many sights and adventures. I enjoyed working on the farm, hours were flexible and there was a variety of projects to do and expand my skills on.
Wil was wonderful as a host and as an individual, (I never met Lana, for she was away during my stay, but I've heard many wonderful things about her.) I hope to visit Hawaii again, and I will definitely be visiting the farm again.
Thank you for the wonderful stay and experiences!

2 meses atrás

Estados Unidos

5

Will and Lana were great hosts. I learnt alot and had a great time at the t.house farm. I especially liked the little adventures they took us and the family dinners we sometimes had:)

2 meses atrás

Canadá

5

Being at T.House for a month and a half really helped me learn a lot about myself & the world around me. I would 100% recommend it if you want to challenge yourself in all aspects; physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually, etc. Do NOT underestimate the power of the sun and humidity, as the work is quite labor intensive and it drains you fast (stay hydrated and energized!!!) Thank you Will & Lana for this experience, it’s one I’ll never forget🫶🏽

4 meses atrás

Estados Unidos

4

I stayed for a month at T house farm and during my time I bonded incredibly close with the other volunteers. I got to explore unique and beautiful local places and tried a million different kinds of fruit. This experience really pushed me to live in the present and gave me some peace and mind. Will and Lana are very caring and open people. The hours for work are super flexible but if you prefer a structured schedule it may take some time to get used to. This place was perfect for my first worldpackers experience.

4 meses atrás


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