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Permaculture project Hawaii County, United States

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Be part of our permaculture project in Hawaii!

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This host has recently approved volunteers and is looking for more applications.
Connect with the locals
7 travelers recommend this host to have close contact with locals
Connect with nature
6 travelers recommend this experience for reconnecting with nature
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.
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.
You will sleep in a tent at a camping site.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
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.
Pick Up
We will pick you up when you arrive, and take you to our property.
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The Experience

Aloha! We are committed to keeping the jungle back and food resources growing here at Laupahoehoe!!! Keeping the vines from overtaking the fruit trees is a big job, and they deserve it! Bananas, avocados, mountain apples, oranges, grapefruit, coconuts, starfruit, cacao and mangosteen, all full size and fruiting well when in season. Lots of coffee, lilikoi vines, taro and wild spinach. I can take you kayaking and hiking, also a weekly market.

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  • Over 18 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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1 week

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Hours & Tasks


Permaculture project


Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

7 Meeting locals

6 Immersing in the local culture

6 Get in touch with nature

6 Developing environmental awareness

6 Practicing English

6 Learning about sustainability



I really felt lucky staying here, it was an amazing experience with a lot of learning. If you want to feel like you’re living Hawaii. This place is the best option for you. There were always something new to do and some new things to experience. If you’re interested about living from the land, really get connected to the culture and get away from the chaos of the city. This is the place for you

about 10 hours ago

United States


If you’re looking to get away from the crowd, disconnect from society, learn about sustainable living and eating really good food this is the perfect place!! I had the best time ever with Matt & he made me feel very welcomed and comfortable. I worked at my own pace and had time to myself to do my own thing which was super nice! It was an adventure everyday and I would recommend this place to anyone doing this for the first time. You REALLY learn what it’s like to live here and care for the land. The locals were super nice and the weekly markets were so much fun!! I’ll miss this place <3

about 2 months ago

Matthew replied

Many Mahalos Sara!!!
Come by and make up new recipes and spend some time anytime. Im grateful to have people I can trust as much as you in this world.



This was my first volunteering experience and it was more than awesome. I felt like I was living in Hawaii and not like a tourist, and that's what Matt does, he makes you feel the real Hawaiian lifestyle. I'm so grateful for having this great opportunity and for meeting Matt. Since first day Matt made me fell at home, I learned so many things, since new food recipes and even fishing in Kayak. I totally recommend this volunteer, the work time, the tasks, the space, everything is perfect, seriously it was amazing, we had really good times.

4 months ago

Matthew replied

Manu..... you are already missed. Im excited to hear all of your adventures in travel and in food... jajaja. let me know when you make some good custard or slaughter a sheep.



Matt gave his best making this a great experience, I’m still mind blown how kind everyone was and that they let me stay since I couldn’t fulfill my required tasks because I got sick after just one day of being there. He showed me around and I met other great ppl, nobody made me feel bad since I couldn’t really work, everyone made me feel so welcomed and I already miss everyone and Mitts ofc!!

5 months ago

Matthew replied

Thank you for your kind words Elisa, you helped for sure and brightened up all our days even when a little sick! was nice to cook together and talk about your plans! I would like to trade art someday when you are working again...
yes please visit us anytime and i think i will try surfing again..
Mitts is sending love, she cannot help it.



My experience with Matt was amazing! I stayed in a house basically next to the campground. The place is wonderful, it is 3 minutes from the sea and you can have contact with many local people.

Work activities included gardening, fishing and cleaning. In addition to that, we also got to know different places on the island, went hiking and diving.

If you like being close to nature and local people, I highly recommend this experience. Thanks for everything Matt.

6 months ago

Matthew replied

Obrigada por tudo Jess, seu espírito está em tudo que você faz e abençoa o mundo ao seu redor. Volte a qualquer momento teremos opções para você ficar!

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