Dragonfly Ranch:Healing Arts Center in Kona Hawaii

Our beautiful indoor/outdoor accommodations attract people from all over the world! The activities include snorkeling, diving, kayaking, hiking, yoga, etc. We are situated on the southern side of Kona - only 3 minutes drive from the best snorkeling beach on the Big Island called "Two Steps". We are 19 miles away from the heart of Kailua-Kona, so if you are interested in what the city has to offer, then our Ranch is probably not suited to your needs. Since we have our own little community of wonderful people, no one seems to mind that we are in the county, away from the hustle and bustle of traffic and city business.

As the "Ohana" team, we are a family of about 10 people who love to enjoy life and work together cooperatively - in loving harmony. In exchange for your 25 hours per week help you will receive the following: - Basic accommodations - Grains (Rice, Quinoa, Oat Meal) - Variable spices (for cooking) - Greens from the garden (subject to availability) - Purified filtered water - Free internet with Wifi - Clothes washing facilities - Access to extended library - Use of snorkeling gear - Linens, towels, and toilet paper Job Titles and Expectations: Here at Dragonfly Ranch, we love to have multifaceted beings who can jump straight into projects with little guidance. We are making major changes here as we begin our journey into becoming a non-profit organization - An educational center for sustainable living and slowly phasing out of the B&B business. We hope to attract students who are willing to learn and teach sustainable living. We want passionate people who see themselves living a healthy and eco-friendly lifestyle in and out of Dragonfly Ranch. We may ask you to do things outside of your job title on occasion. Those with the following skills are a plus: - permaculture - agriculture - gardening - Biophilic design - Ayurveda or any kind of healthy cooking passion - teachers / coaches - social media - marketing - videography Housekeeping: We have two shifts - 8AM - 2PM AND 12PM - 6PM each intern will be under the supervision of a housekeeping manager (permanent residents of Dragonfly Ranch) and can go to them for any questions or concerns. He or she is responsible for the morning checklist. - cleaning kitchen upstairs and downstairs. (dishes, sweeping, moping) - cleaning public bathrooms - Laundry (B&B guests) - Turning over rooms (B&B) - Keeping public spaces tidy (the Leni and Illuminarium/ event spaces) - cooking breakfast and for Wednesday meetings - feeding dogs am and pm shifts Gardening: Under the supervision of Our constant gardener (permanent resident of Dragonfly Ranch). - composting - planting, transplanting - weedwacking - weed pulling - maitenance (on occasion) - trash/recycling runs - Bio digestor maitenance - feeding chickens, and ducks Events: If you enjoy event planning, here is an opportunity to learn and grow alongside Dragonfly Ranch. - Planning - coordinating - set up / clean up for events - media- marketing


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Aprendizado & Diversão


Estados Unidos


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!

2 meses atrás

Estados Unidos


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

2 meses atrás



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 meses atrás

Barbara respondeu

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.

Estados Unidos


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 meses atrás



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 meses atrás

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