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Farm Hawaii County, United States

3 reviews3

Permaculture Design Course on the Kona side/Big Island of Hawaii

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This host has recently approved volunteers and is looking for more applications.
Learn about sustainability
3 travelers learned about sustainability working with this host
Connect with nature
2 travelers recommend this experience for reconnecting with nature
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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.
Animal Care
Help look after and take care of animals.
Plant crops, sow seeds and help in outside tasks.
Help grow plants and cultivate gardens
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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.
Shared Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.
Team Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other people.
You will sleep in a tent at a camping site.
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

This is a hands on Permaculture Design Course on an organic farm in Hawaii. The big Island offers 11 of 13 environments; the best agriculture and weather in the world. So come, learn, get dirty with the best of the big island has to offer. The end result will be a certificate in hands on farming! And you get to visit volcano and different parts of the island no one else can offer. Other courses are offered for a fee in Holistic, yoga, surf

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  • Beginner English
  • Over 18 years old

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
2 weeks
Stay up to
3 months

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How this experience will transform you

3 Learning about sustainability

2 Get in touch with nature

2 Developing environmental awareness

2 Meeting locals

1 Immersing in the local culture

1 Creating true social impact

United States


My experience with Joe’s Nuts was something I will take with me for the rest of my life! I was lucky enough to be surrounded by an amazing team of volunteers who made the stay as positive as possible, I was able to explore Big Island inside and out and I was able to connect more with the nature and animals around me as I was fully immersed in off grid living. This farm and my time here will not be forgotten.

22 days ago

Dee replied

Come home anytime! All of you! kisses and life friends, especially Harry. diane

United States


Working here was such a unique experience! The area is beautiful, and I loved all the animals on the farm. Whenever Diane was going out, she always offered to drop me somewhere so I could see and experience as much as possible during my month on the farm!

about 2 months ago

Dee replied

Hi Tara, you are missed by all of us! Have a great thanksgiving day.
Wish you were here.

United States


My experience in Captain Cook was amazing! Everyone was super welcoming. I really enjoyed learning all about sustainability and organic farming. Playing with all of the animals is something I am really going to miss! The farm is a two mile walk to one of the best snorkel beaches, so there is always something to do! Dee did an amazing job with immersing us into the culture and her life, she really wanted us to get a good feel of the island! Overall I would definitely recommend!

4 months ago

Dee replied

Regan is the best of the best! She is staying till the end of the year and not leaving early! She can stay forever! With Covid, t his is a good place to be.

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