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Farm Maui, United States

3 reviews3

Experience Hawaiian Paradise while creating a Garden of Eden

Connect with nature
2 travelers recommend this experience for reconnecting with nature
Expand your environmental consciousness
2 travelers felt they returned from this experience with a greater environmental consciousness
Needs help immediately
Accepts couples and pairs of volunteers
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What you offer


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Social Work
Help with volunteer work in local projects and communities.
Help with a wide range of repairs or building.
Plant crops, sow seeds and help in outside tasks.
Help grow plants and cultivate gardens
Additional Fee
This host charges a fee in addition to the cost of the Worldpackers annual plan.
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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.
Private Room
You will have a bed in a private room. In other words, a room just for you.
You will sleep in a tent at a camping site.
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
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.
Holistic Therapies
You can take part in any of our therapeutic activities for free.
Permaculture Course
Take part in our Permaculture course for free.
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

Maka Ainana Farm is a sustainable project working towards the beautification of organic gardens, orchards, and a revival towards Hawaii’s food security. A retreat-like setting on the island of Molokai, located on the foothills of Kaluahaha Valley with beautiful sweeping views of Mt. Kamoku and ocean views of the Pailolo channel. This is a true Hawaiian Paradise and Sanctuary!

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Additional Fee Required

Volunteers contribute a small $3 per day or $20 a week towards your gas usage, mainly the propane powered refrigerator. Payable in advance weekly.


  • Intermediate English
  • Between 24 and 46 years old
  • Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
4 weeks
Stay up to
12 weeks

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How this experience will transform you

2 Get in touch with nature

2 Developing environmental awareness

2 Learning about sustainability

2 Meeting locals

1 Immersing in the local culture

1 Creating true social impact



You will get out of this experience what you put in, I had an amazing time on Molokai and I could confidently say there would be very few volunteer positions in Hawaii that could compare to this one in regards to experiencing true Hawaii, and living with nature. If you understand that you will be living rustic and willing to give up some comforts I guarantee you will have a once in a lifetime experience. Molokai is not a mind blowing island like Oahu or Maui but it is still full of spectacular surprises. Bret is a real solid dude, hard working and fun. Quiet, friendly, natural, this is Molokai

3 months ago

Bret replied

Happiness starts from within and takes one on to higher levels of gratitude and fun experiences! Right on Stephen! Molokai is such a special and unique island, its really the only Hawaiian which has said ''No to over development corporate greed and exploitation''. Molokai has held its value of staying pristine with nature being its true authority. It holds many off the beaten sites, mystical valleys, and beaches. Some majestic sites are so breathtaking that they can rival any destination in the world !!!

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I do see all the hard work Brett put in and I do admire his efforts, yet some things he said and did I found to be not so awesome. I had very open conversations with him throughout my stay, about what concerned me, and I doubt his character is going to change.

6 months ago

Bret replied

Nicolas is correct , I have a very strong work ethic and believe passionately about sustainability and living with a real respect for nature. Sadly Nicolas is suffering from an intense alcoholism and substances abuse issues, only so much advice can be given to an individual which daily gets as sloppy drunk as possible within 5 minutes of ending work. I truly hope he gets the help his hurt inner child needs. I encourage volunteers to have fun , being centered around personal grow and spiritual well being. Peace



I loved staying at this farm at Molokai island. The place is very peaceful and beautiful. Very intense connection with nature. It’s awesome see all the plants growing. Bret is very kind and welcoming :)

10 months ago

Bret replied

Caroline came with a humble and joyful spirit, truly appreciating the pristine beauty of this Rare Hawaiian experience. Nature abounds! Fun adventures and good vibes!

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