We are currently have several positions open on our farm ranging from land and farm work to care taking and housing keeping.
We are located on the east coast of Maui Hawaii in the rainforest area of Hana. We are a startup cacao and tropical fruit farm on 18 acres and our farm is about 3 miles from the town of Hana, know world wide as one of the most beautiful places on earth. There are lots of beaches and sunshine as well as mountain/rain forest and waterfalls.
East Maui Chocolate also provides services to other farms in our community. We are moving towards sustainable and organic practices and have planted or will be planting: bananas, pineapple, lilikoi passion fruit, mango, lychee, mountain apple, cacao, vanilla, citrus, jackfruit, macadamia nut, veggie and herb garden, mushrooms, soursop, star fruit, cherimoya, avocado, chickens, worms, compost. And More!
Our main goal is cacao production to make chocolate.
Food and lodging is provided. We load up on staple foods and there’s a shared kitchen to cook and store food. We have stoves and showers, passive solar hot water, toilets and composting toilets. We are off grid with solar panels and rainwater catchments. Looking to build chicken or duck coop for eggs.
No experience needed, but we like to host people the are into healthy organic agricultural practices and lifestyle.
Farm work we need help with: planting, clearing invasive trees, pruning, weeding, bush wacking, harvesting fruits and veggies, nursery management, building structures, removing debris, gardening, chipping wood, permaculture design.
Care taking and housekeeping: cooking, preparing meals for 3-5 people, general cleaning with help from everyone else, helping with the kids when they are here (age 8 and 5), light gardening.
The positions can be exclusive just a farm position or just a care taker position, or a combination of the two. Couples and friends are welcome, everyone will need to apply.
25 hours of work per week is typically 8am-1pm monday to friday, but we are flexible with scheduling as projects arise.
We are looking for minimum three month position with possible long term positions available and time progresses. Air fare to Kahalui Maui to be paid by applicant. Transportation from Kahalui to Hana provided by host. Groceries and shopping transportation can be offered as needed. Non Smoking, No hard drinking or Drugs.
Applicants are expected to help with farm chores, planting, weeding, propagation, farm project construction, etc. Aloha!
We have a maximum of 2-4 positions at any time. There’s theres 3-4 people living and working on the farm and sometimes Dave’s (the farm owner) kids stay for a few days at a time.
Im a certified permaculture designer and we are setting this farm up with permaculture intentions as well as education. The farm isn't 100% sustainable, but we'd like to get there and we need help!
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