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HOMESTEAD RETREAT

Homestead in Hawaii (2 Week Minimum)

Here at Farm to Table Hawaii, we have a 2 week retreat program that is a partial work trade experience designed for strong able-bodied individuals who have a passion + interest in small, organic permaculture farms on the Big Island of Hawaii for 2 weeks (or more) - $999/person, max 2 guests

2 WEEK SCHEDULE:

  • Upon arrival you'll meet fellow participants and receive a welcome kit complete with an intro manual, coffee/tea packets, farm tour + fruit tasting, and welcome drink at the welcome "pau hana" (happy hour)

  • Saturday morning we'll head to a local farmers market and take the scenic routes to see the ocean.

  • On Sunday, you have the option to visit a local farmers market in the morning and explore the island on your own before our potluck at 5:30pm at the farm where we'll have our first meeting.

  • Monday morning we'll start early with a silent meditation at 7am, followed by a full work day.

  • Tuesday, will be a great day to explore Hilo on your own.

  • Wednesday morning we'll start early with a silent meditation at 7am, followed by a full work day.

  • Thursday + Friday are your personal days, try exploring Volcano National Park or Kalapana

  • Saturday we'll head to Waimea Farmers Market and explore the northern parts of Big Island.

  • Sunday could be a great day to sign up for the 10:30am cooking class, and then we'll meet up at 5:30pm for our weekly meeting and potluck

  • Monday morning we'll start early with a silent meditation at 7am, followed by a full work day.

  • Tuesday is your free day to explore. It might be nice for an early hike in the neighborhood followed by a day in Hilo 

  • Wednesday morning we'll start early with a silent meditation at 7am, followed by a full work day.

  • Thursday you'll receive your handmade lei before you head off to your next adventure!

Accepted retreat participants will experience farm to table living, local excursions and small batch from scratch meals. The experience is $999 and you'll have the option to rent a cabin on the property for $79/week plus 16 service hours, dome home for $129/week plus 16 service hours. Camping rates are $19/week plus 16 service hours. 
 

You have access to high speed WiFi, the outdoor kitchen, picnic area, communal compost toliet, and hot shower access. In your tinyhome, you have a private fridge/freezer, drying rack for clothes, and electricity. If you're traveling with a partner and plan to share a bed, it's just 16hrs per person each week. Normal rates are $99/night in the cabin and $149/night in the dome plus cleaning fees.

Weekly Benefits ($900 Value):​​

  • Silent Meditation: 7:00-7:30am Optional Group Meditation

  • Work Day Farm Meal: 1 Meal per Work Day Chefs Choice - 2x Week

  • Tuesday/Saturday/Sunday Market Tour: 1x/week Chefs Choice first week only

  • Sunday Night Potluck: 1x/week at Weekly Meeting

  • Farm Discounts:

    • Farm to Table Meal: $20 Breakfast, $25 Lunch, $30 Dinner (based on availability)

    • FREE Fresh Fruit when in abundance

    • Complimentary Clarity or Business Session: Buy 1 Session, Get 1 Free

    • Wild Pig Hunt + Processing Experience: 25% OFF

    • Artisan Workshops: 10% OFF

    • Cooking Class: $100 OFF

  • A HUI HO Lei: Receive a lei on the last day of your stay as a gift from the land!

If you're just interested in volunteering and doing your own experiences/meals, it's $350/week with 24 volunteer hours each week.

WANT TO STAY LONGER? 

VOLUNTEERS WHO ARE RESPONSIBLE, COMMUNICATIVE, AND HAVE STRONG BUILDING, PERMACULTURE, OR GARDENING SKILLS MAY BE OFFERED 50% OFF AFTER 2 CONSECUTIVE WEEKS ($199/week). THIS IS SOLELY AN INCENTIVE FOR INDEPENDENT, HARDWORKING VOLUNTEERS AND IS NOT GUARANTEED. IF YOU PUT IN THE REQUEST, THE FARM MANAGER WILL REVIEW YOUR WORK AFTER 2 WEEKS AT THE WEEKLY POTLUCK, MAHALO!


WEEKLY POTLUCK: 

Every Sunday at 5:30pm there's a community potluck to discuss what was accomplished earlier in the week and what we're focusing on for the rest of the week.

Preference is given to candidates with previous permaculture and/or farm experience + education.  We are looking for hard-working, kind, driven, adventurers with good communication skills who wish to deepen their Hawaii experience with an authentic, farm-based community + service oriented stay. Be prepared to work in the hot sun or rain.

Your stay does not include transportation to/from Hilo airport (ITO), which can be arranged (at least a week) in advance for $50/one way. Car rental is required, and you can find rentals on island as low as $30/day through TURO app. Accepted candidates must provide a $800/person security deposit and signed agreement. No guests, no parties, no heavy alcohol or drug use. To request an interview for our program, please email us your availability and we'll send you a pre-interview form.

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