We are a family of two sisters in our late 20s and a sweeeeet four year old boy. We live on the Big Island just north of Hilo. We live in a three bedroom house next to a river with waterfalls!
We are starting a Micro greens business and plan to expand into more farming in the future. Our sweet four year old needs more friends his age. We are seeking a single mama with a 4-5ish year old to join us in a childcare work trade.
We are screen free, nature base and Waldorf inspired living. (We do have wifi here but limit it around the young one and on very rare occasions he gets to watch a short educational animal youtube video)
We aim to eat as local as possible and always organic. There are some fruittrees on the land. We are renting a house but have a lot of access to the 20 acres with river that we are living on.
It is important to us that the kids are respected and empowered. Its important that they feel heard and honored. We also value hands on educational activities that inspire creativity and learning.
We would love help with childcare and maybe some house cleaning (mostly kitchen help and prompting kids to clean up after themselves)
In exchange of hanging out with our 4 year old ( we will have a clear schedule soon!) But pretty much only needed when mom is working and occasional times when mom is there but needs a break.
We can offer a room in our house and potentially a stipend
Also when possible you can borrow our car to go on adventures
This is something that can grow into a long term win-win
Before inviting you and your child to join us we need to get to know each other
References are very much helpful
from there we will have a trial basis to make sure everyone feels good.
Theres so much more to share but this is a good start.
P.S. I am a massage therapist. I am happy to offer body work as a part of our work exchange.
Diego Footer on Permaculture Based Homesteads - from the Eat Your Dirt Summit