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Area (ha): 6
Persons: 1+
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 79737
Region: Hawaii

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Last Updated: November 17, 2018

We are a small, family style, egalitarian, intentional permaculture community on the big island of Hawai’i. Staying with us is a vibrant immersion in our community lifestyle, and many visitors find it transformative and life changing.

We integrate the social aspects of sustainability into daily life: how to live together with honesty, love and peace, and shared power and leadership.

Please enjoy our videos of interviews with our members and past interns, and see tours of our land.

We are currently seven adults and two young children. We hold an intention of expanding to 12 to 20 full-time members. We own the land in common, each paying an equal share to buy in, to insure authentic power balance. We are actively looking for new members at this time.

Our organic farm practices tropical permaculture in our lush rainforest climate. We bought our land in 2005 and currently grow a large portion of our food. We are growing many kinds of fruits and nuts. We have extensive gardens and greenhouses, taro beds and orchards. We keep bees, chickens, rabbits and sheep who are our natural lawn mowers in addition to providing us with food and fertilizer.

Our electricity comes from solar photovoltaic panels, and our water is from a rainwater catchment system. We value alternative and sustainable building techniques.

We live in one of nature’s most amazing places, surrounded by mountains, oceans, steam vents, dense jungle and warm pools. We are a short drive from the active volcano and the fresh lava fields. Our visitors enjoy exploring the many unique features of this land, and the cultural activities nearby.

If you are on the Big Island, give us a call and come visit for a few hours, or days, and take a tour of our land and gardens.

We have positions open for Farm Supporters, which means you will participate in our land activities for a minimum of fourteen hours per week. Farm Supporters also assist with one meal a week, a weekly cleaning party and attend our weekly heartshare meetings. We ask for a daily contribution of $12 for food costs, and ask for a minimum of a one month commitment.

If you are interested in coming to stay with us, please fill out an application form found at this link:

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