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Holistic Center Captain Cook, United States

9 reviews9

Constant Gardener

High demand host
This host has received 4 applications recently. We recommend you apply for other positions too.
Connect with nature
5 travelers recommend this experience for reconnecting with nature
Learn about sustainability
4 travelers learned about sustainability working with this host
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What you offer


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Help with a wide range of repairs or building.
Help grow plants and cultivate gardens
Animal Care
Help look after and take care of animals.
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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.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
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.
Yoga classes
Take free yoga classes at our place.
Dance classes
Take free dance classes at our place.
Holistic Therapies
You can take part in any of our therapeutic activities 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

Aloha, you should love animals, we have dogs, cats , chickens and ducks. Someone coming here to help should love the outdoors & land to be our gardener. Love to pick tropical fruit and be responsible for starts, to seeds to weeds.

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  • Fluent English
  • Between 30 and 65 years old

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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9 Reviews


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Hours & Tasks


Holistic Center


Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

5 Get in touch with nature

4 Learning about sustainability

3 Creating true social impact

3 Immersing in the local culture

3 Developing environmental awareness

2 Meeting international travelers

United States


What I've found with everyone I've met at the Dragonfly-- past and present interns-- is that only truly, genuinely good people come to the Dragonfly. The people at the ranch made it all worth while. That being said, it isn't for everyone. It's indoor-outdoor living- so expect no AC, outdoor showers and screened in walls! There are creepy crawlers everywhere, as it is in the middle of a "jungle" and it requires A LOT of hiking as it is a very steep, tough incline to the resident quarters. Organization and direction need a little help. But overall, I loved my time here and hope to keep in touch!

about 2 months ago

United States


Dragonfly Ranch was a dream come true. Barbara and Anita treated me like I was one of their own. I’ve learned so much from both of them and felt supported and loved the day I got there. This holistic center is so special to me, it helped me get in tune with my spirituality immensely. I worked 4 days a week for 6 hrs and took the Sunday yoga class! I did housekeeping and laundry mostly because I worked there during the busiest season. But there are so many things to do here and such a beautiful place to be in. I will never forget this surreal experience and the people that made it <3

3 months ago



I really appreciated my time at the Dragonfly Ranch community thanks to Barbara, Anita, and the amazing team of work exchangers there. Everyday I woke up with breathtakingly beautiful sunrise before starting my breakfast shifts, shared meals with everyone, and went on memorable adventures with new found friends. The work schedule (3 days off) allows to you enough time to explore the island. The ranch itself is gorgeous but its location is also prime being close to ideal snorkeling places and beaches. Down side includes mosquitoes and the little hike up to the room but you'll get over it!

3 months ago

Barbara replied

Thao was a delight to host and in the time spent together here was memorable. We are so glad to have her assist us and would have her back anytime.

United States


The Dragonfly Ranch is a magical place in the jungle on the Big Island. Barbara has created a creative oasis that gives guests and volunteers an opportunity to connect with the island. The manager Anita is working hard to create organizational systems, training, and has need working on expanding the Bed & Breakfast into an Educational Nonprofit. Come to the Ranch with good work ethic, communication skills, respect for the feminine, and a desire to make spiritual growth. The Big Island will help you manifest your hopes and dreams so be sure to spend time visualizing that which you seek.

4 months ago



I've no words to express my gratitude... This is literally the best experience of my life until now.
Nothing like dragonfly family, the essence of this place is pure love and there is so much abundance. Living with this community of beautiful and magical soulds is a blessing.

Mahalo Dragonfly Ranch Family!!!

Alberto Uranga - @vidamalista

5 months ago

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