Hipcamp host Patrick F.,
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Faris' Forest offers a private & magical get away for your Big Island retreat. We're located on a 3 acre homestead between Volcano National Parks, Historic Pahoa town, and Hilo in a peaceful Ohi'a forest. Our land is home to 100's of plant varieties from exotic fruits like Cacao and Pineapple, to dozens of orchid varieties and other tropical flora. We have worked hand

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Faris' Forest offers a private & magical get away for your Big Island retreat. We're located on a 3 acre homestead between Volcano National Parks, Historic Pahoa town, and Hilo in a peaceful Ohi'a forest. Our land is home to 100's of plant varieties from exotic fruits like Cacao and Pineapple, to dozens of orchid varieties and other tropical flora. We have worked hand-in-hand with the land to create a biophilic experience in hopes of offering our guests an inspirational and energizing experience

The space

We started our Homestead over 7 years ago on a lava 3 zone in an O'hia forest. Knowing this is some of the newest land on the planet we have left much of the Natural topography intact while clearing by hand many invasive species and successively planting many tropical, and native varieties of vegetation bringing about this beautiful space. This has given us a glimpse into Nature's hidden biognosis... And what beautiful wisdom it has revealed which we would like to share now with you our guests :)

We're conveniently situated between Volcano National Park, Historic Pahoa Village, and Hilo's Port Town. We were suggested by many after our first 5 years here to open our homestead to others looking for a simple reprieve from the weight of the go-go world with hopes that people leave more connected to go with the flow. We hope by welcoming you to our homebase for your Big Island adventures we'll be able to help connect more people to the biophilia that has brought such tranquility to our lives. Aloha Aina!!

Your private space is a 20'x10' raised cabin that offers covered outdoor space as well as indoor accommodations. You will find the inside furnished with two full spring mattress bunk beds, a small eating bar overlooking our backyard area with two stool seats, a personal work area with an accommodating cooler for perishables (Please provide ice or we can arrange for block ice from our local general store if desired), and personal clothing storage, as well as wi-fi options. Your private cabin space does have full electricity separate from the commons, but still off grid so please refrain from using strong energy draw items like hair wands or instant heaters, such electrical items are not suited for off-grid electrical systems.

Our Common space is open from 7a.m.-10p.m. During this time, you will have full access to a shared kitchen, as well a full bathroom with both an indoor and outdoor shower. The bathroom is available around the clock but after-hours hot water is off so please be aware if you're planning on taking a midnight shower. Please let us know if you need any amenities such as hot water or wi-fi after 10p.m. or before 7a.m. and we will set a timer for your convenience, otherwise we are very energy efficient in the commons.

We are currently home to 4 wonderful dogs,  that may greet you as you drive up, 3 spectacular cats, 2 mischievous parrots, 3 goats, 12 chickens and 1 rooster. So please know there are animals present.

We ask for you to take into consideration that we are a "Working homestead" and we are "Off Grid" so there will be projects much like any farm setting. There are animals that can make noises, there are mulch piles always moving around, compost piles that might not be your cup of tea because they smell, but they certainly make great compost teas to help the flowers grow that smell beautiful right outside your window! There are small projects that may look like clutter, such as seed saving, or canning, but those small clutters grow the plants that fill those jars! On occasion we have people who overlook this reality of nature and our connection to it... possibly because they've seen too many staged reality shows or maybe they have never visited a real farm in person before, but we are grateful that the overwhelming majority of people who have had this attitude have left with an appreciation for nature many expressed they never knew they had!! Those guests have filled our hearts with their kind gratitude :) This is a place full of joyful work for us, so please understand we are a destination for many who love nature, and if you're afraid of dirt or nature in general, this might be a great opportunity to connect with what has always been waiting for you to discover!!

Guest access

The last two blocks into our homestead are rock road as we are a rural location. We will provide a map upon booking with the best access through our Ag-lots for your convenience. Please travel safe :) Parking is available to either side at the end of the driveway.

Other things to note

Alittle about our homestead;Please understand that we are off-grid, and while we've been off grid for over 7 years now, we've only been hosting stays like this for a short time, and we see that we are a destination for many visitors, but not every cup of coffee... Sooo speaking of coffee, if you are looking for things like an General Electric coffee pot that wastes energy we probably aren't the best fit for your stay. But if you want to experience home grown Cacao added to coffee to make an amazing Italian Mocha, FRESH, we can easily make that while showing you some great energy saving ideas to take home, like make coffee the way our great grandparents made coffee, it's really easy! We can toast bread too, it again isn't an energy guzzling shinny toaster, it is a cast iron skillet that we toast homemade sourdough on pretty much every morning, just like our great grandparents did too. Come up and join us when we turn the commons on at 7a.m. if you're interested. We have very little light pollution which will afford beautiful star gazing on clear nights, and epic full moons!! But this means that you should use a flashlight or headlamp which we can provide at your leisure. We don't poop in a bucket in the woods, we actually have a working toilet, and Hot water for showers, a gas powered full range stove. But we also compost and make methane for 100% green energy use... There are chickens and goats, parrots, Dogs & Cats. We have been told by some that it is too cluttered, and by others you make me our home look clean our kitchen table (3'x9') always has some sort of a project on it. One guest said they were so happy to see so much going on as they sat watching us make bread, while another was upset that they didn't have a private kitchen. We feel we are very affordable for what we have to share, and if you feel this description will not fit your needs, then please don't book us because we're affordable. Trust us if we could offer a private kitchen it would only raise our price. We really hope more than anything to share and inspire what a homestead is, and that even in a suburb, or a rural apartment there are small things we can do to save energy and bring ourselves closer to nature!!

Lodging provided
Cabin
2 sites
Up to 2 guests per site
Up to 1 vehicle
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Toilet available
Fire ban in effect
No pets
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
Laundry present
Have a question? Send Patrick a message!
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Hiking
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Faris' Farm in Hawaii.

Forest
Wetlands
Farm

Places to see near Faris' Farm

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Hipcamper rosie

Gold paint and puppy love!

Rosie C.
recommends this listing.
(Private Queen Mattress Cabin)
April 25th, 2022

For a very brief moment we felt like part of a very special family in the Puna jungle. A furry, feathered, friendly, beautiful family. Super funky accommodation— funky in the GOOD way! Clean and with sweet touches from these two brilliant guys. Mahalo for your aloha, fellas— big love.

Hipcamper Kyle

Comfortable & unique. awesome hosts

Kyle I.
recommends this listing.
(Private Queen Mattress Cabin)
April 13th, 2022

We had an awesome stay here. Patrick and Brian are amazing hosts. They provided excellent recommendations and were very generous with their time. The accommodations are comfortable and unique. The property is lovely.

Read their listing description well, follow the instructions on how to reach the property, and have appropriate expectations (probably not an issue if you're booking on hipcamp). You'll have great time.

Thank you Patrick and Brian for opening your home to us.

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Hipcamper Stephen
Stephen S.
recommends this listing.
(Private Queen Mattress Cabin)
April 10th, 2022

We really enjoyed our break from camping during the heavy rain. Patrick, Bryan, and the dogs were very welcoming and the cabin was perfect. The next morning, we had a great conversation over delicious coffee and we're on our way after a garden tour.

Hipcamper Darya

Cozy, delicious, refreshing!

Darya B.
recommends this listing.
(Private Queen Mattress Cabin)
March 23rd, 2022

Brian and Patrick’s farm was the highlight of my trip! They are not extremely kind, accommodating and just all around incredible hosts! I came to Hawaii to learn about the way locals are living and this is exactly what I got from staying here!
The cabin is so cozy and I slept like a baby with the rain pouring down and the frogs singing me their lullabies!
I am incredibly grateful about all the tasty treats they shared! Avocado chocolate, Lilikoi better and even coffee all grown on their land! Wow!
Can’t wait to come back again!!

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Hipcamper Jasmine

Cozy cabin in a jungle

Jasmine J.
recommends this listing.
(Private Queen Mattress Cabin)
February 12th, 2022

Patrick and Brian were awesome hosts. They were so welcoming and real. They made us breakfast and their place is beautiful, cozy and jungly. It was just what me and my family needed. Thank you Patrick and Brian for the Aloha!

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Hipcamper Rachel

An experience, not just a bed

Rachel M.
recommends this listing.
(Private Queen Mattress Cabin)
February 5th, 2022

Patrick and Brain are fantastic hosts. We thoroughly enjoyed conversation with them while sipping the delicious coffee. The resident animals are friendly and welcoming. The cabin and property are comforting and peaceful. We would stay again here in a heartbeat!

Hipcamper Rebecca
Rebecca G.
recommends this listing.
(Private Queen Mattress Cabin)
February 5th, 2022

I loved staying at Faris' farm. The property was beautiful and the animals were precious - especially the dogs, cats, and chickens. The main house was great for coffee and quality conversation, and the cabin was well secluded at the end of a path in the backyard. The bed was super comfy and I slept so well listening to the sound of conquis as I went to sleep and roosters as I woke up. I was also working from the internet - which reaches well to the back cabin. I was a little nervous about the wifi signal, ready to go to into town if need be, but it worked really well when I needed it!

An amazing place and lovely people. Thanks again Patrick and Brian, I'll be back!

Hipcamper Natalia
Natalia L.
recommends this listing.
(Private Queen Mattress Cabin)
January 4th, 2022

We recommend! The cabin is very cute and cozy, the pets are friendly, the land is beautiful and Patrick and his partner are amazing, they are Very hospitality, they teaches us a lot, we had very good conversations and they make a wonderful bread and serve breakfast too!
We really recommend they!!!

Thank you so much

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Hipcamper Lea

Pocket of paradise!

Lea R.
recommends this listing.
(Private Queen Mattress Cabin)
January 2nd, 2022

Patrick's land is a little pocket of paradise. The cabin we slept in was perfect, quiet, cozy, and the sound of rain puttering on the metal roof soothed me to sleep. I enjoyed coffee and thoughtful conversation with Patrick in the morning after exploring the lively space, overflowing with gardens, potted plants and herbs, friendly furry friends, passionfruit vines, and various fruit trees.

Property
Faris' Farm
State
Hawaii
Country
United States
$42/night
2 Sites