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Mountain View
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 1.2
Persons: 6
Category: Other
Host ID: 27230
Region: Hawaii

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Last Updated: November 10, 2015


This is a new project converting a few acres of lava 'rainforest' to sustainable farmstead. There is a small cabin being built of natural and recycled materials right now, and some land clearing and garden work by hand. The location is in a rural subdivision in Mountain View, and there is parking if you have a car or can arrange to meet at the bus stop at the top of the subdivision approx 2.5 miles from the property.

I don't require any set hours of help, we can go at our own pace and to what weather permits. I provide all meals, water, and accommodations at the moment are camp style with 2 covered canopy areas for cooking/chilling, tents with air-mattress, and simple camp shower/toilet. I recommend bringing a sleeping bag but I may have some extra. There is minimal electricity but its possible to charge cellphones/small devices.

Unless there is some other helpers its usually just me (and the dog) working. Its approx 10 min drive away from volcano village and volcano national park, 30 min from Hilo and 30 min from Pahoa. I have some fishing and snorkel stuff peoples can borrow for days out to the beach if the weathers nice. I go to the surf beach every week to bodyboard and everyones welcome to come along. Keep in mind mountain view is considered rainforest so be prepared for a moist climate and chilly nights! And as appealing as it is to do garden work in Hawaii in slippers.. covered shoes are a definite must!

I would recommend this project for those wanting to learn alternative/simple building methods with (mostly) hand tools or homesteading

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