2 sites · Tents6 acres · Pahoa, Hawaii
Puna District has a rich history. It is the youngest land in all the Hawaiian Islands, thanks to the ongoing eruption of the volcano, Kilauea. Ancient Hawaiian tales place Puna District as the home of the Hawaiian goddess Pele. After western occupation, native Hawaiian trees were commercially logged out of the area to be used as railroad ties and shipped off-island. The land was then converted to commercial sugar cane production here in Kaohe Homesteads, as was most of Puna. Goat With The Flow Farm sits at 1100 ft. elevation in the upper Hawaiian rainforest. Our average rainfall is over 100 inches per year. We are uniquely situated a mere .5 miles from the infamous "June 27 Flow" active lava breakout that threatened Pahoa Town in 2014. The active lava flow made its way through Kaohe Homesteads, prompting most of the farms and homes in the area to evacuate. Our property, which was for sale at the time, sat vacant while everyone waited to see when (or if) the flow would cease. The flow DID stop and the National Guard left in February 2015. We purchased the land in November 2015. Goat With The Flow Farm is now a developing 6.25-acre homestead and goat farm. We use goats for milk, packing/hiking, pets, jungle control, sales and ethically-raised meat. Other than goats, we grow many local staples: taro/kalo, sweet potato/uala, cassava, sugar cane, squash, beans, greens, and the list continues to grow. Our fruit trees are still young but (in season) wild guava of both the yellow and red variety are plentiful as is the lilikoi (Hawaiian passionfruit). We regularly make goat cheese, yogurt, kefir, caramels, lilikoi syrup & fudge with milk from our goats. We believe in regenerative, permaculture-inspired methods of land stewardship and care of livestock. Old sugar cane roads are now the foundation of GWTFs grassy trail system and forested fence lines. On a clear day, you can see Mauna Kea. If you stand on the top of the barn (not recommended) you can see the ocean. Sunsets on the farm are often breathtaking. Ohia trees gather in the landscape and we, in hopes to preserve this beloved native tree, are thankful for every new sprout. Learn more about this land:Relax in the rainforest! Cabriole with caprines! At 1100 ft elevation, cool nights and brilliant starry skies await your Hawaii Island camping experience. Sweet & simple with all the basics! Eclectic & rejuvenating, we share our 6 acre, off-grid, subsistence-style, growing homestead with those who want to camp in comfort and safety, while visiting our beautifully diverse island. We focus on regenerative practices in a permaculture-style, modified agroforestry/silvopasture system. We focus on: pack goats, dairy goats, pet goats, land clearing goats, and the occasional meat goat. We have about 10-20 goats at any given time. Our child friendly, naturally horned goats love to take long walks & some are even available as hiking companions! Sorry, no yoga goats. Peaceful property, beautiful songbirds, sightings of the pueo and iio (Hawaiian owls & hawk) are common. Private clearings in forest, orchard or (camp with goats!) pasture are available for your tent. Our permaculture style gardens provide edible landscapes tucked in alongside grassy paths, young fruit trees and mature guavas. Produce and farm-made items are often available to our guests on a "pay-what-it's-worth" system.A working homestead, you will find a real "Farm to Face" experience.It is the rainforest, so it rains ALMOST every day; we are blessed with heavy dew each night, regardless of rain forecast so be prepared for damp. That being said, the sun also shines ALMOST every day. #norainnorainbows Tarps available for added rain canopy during the worst weather. HOT SHOWER! Our pleasing outdoor shower is Hawaiian Rainwater-fed, birdsong-accompanied, open-skied, private, comfortable and big enough for two (or three!) You may reserve our large tub for hot soaking- small extra charge & dependent on rainfall/water availability.) Coqui frogs are in abundance and as THE LOUDEST FROG IN THE WORLD, if the temperature is above 17C (63F) they will serenade you all night long at 70+decibels. Bring earplugs if you sleep light. Our unique, secure and safe location offers a feeling of being a world away yet unbelievably close to all amenities: only 3 miles from Pahoa Town.