Hipcamp host Annick D.
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Aloha! 

Mahalo, for your interest in visiting Big Island Farms located half way between the Historic Town of Honoka'a and the beautiful Waipi'o Valley. We are a permaculture based farm that hosts students from all over the world  interested in learning more about sustainability, permaculture farming, Hawaiian culture and much more.  During our off season, we open up th

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Aloha! 

Mahalo, for your interest in visiting Big Island Farms located half way between the Historic Town of Honoka'a and the beautiful Waipi'o Valley. We are a permaculture based farm that hosts students from all over the world  interested in learning more about sustainability, permaculture farming, Hawaiian culture and much more.  During our off season, we open up the farm for you to visit and enjoy the beautiful Aina (land) and facilities. 

Your stay with us could vary, from relaxing and reading a good book on one of our many decks or hiking through our upper orchards to find the on property waterfall that runs most of the year.  

Our property is 65 acres with 50 acres of Macadamia Nut orchards and free roaming sheep and cows.  The lower 15 acres consist of many different gardens, a green house (under construction), multiple Food Forests, 8 Cabanas, 2 classrooms 4 showers, 2 composting toilets and a kitchen with common area. 

Each cabana is screened in 360º with a skylight, two bunkbeds (sleeps 4), air mattresses, (Bring your own Sleeping Bag/Pillows) shelves, clothes lines on outside and lockable doors, we will provide a lock during your stay. There is no electricity in the cabanas but there are power strips available in the common area. 

The common area consists of a large deck with picnic tables, Wifi access (pw: pickalltheweeds), power strips for charging electronics, canopies for when it rains, a 2-burner hotplate for cooking, pots, pans, plates, utensils, cups, dry food storage and a full sized fridge with freezer. 

We also offer morning Breakfast Basket options:

Small basket $5 - 2 Papyas, 6 bananas, 2 cups of coffee. 

Large basket $10 - 4 papayas, 10 bananas, morning coffee during your stay. 

Please keep in mind the fruit may vary depending on what is ripe. 

Coffee $1/ cup 

In order to preserve water we utilize clean non-smelling composting toilets. We also have 4 hot water showers, 2 sinks and vanity areas. Please keep showers to 5 min or less, Mahalo. 

If you come with a 4-wheel drive vehicle you are welcome to drive farther up on to the property and park closer to your cabana, just follow the Parking signs. We do not recommend you drive up with cars or low vehicles as the terrain is a bit rough, instead please park down in front in one of the parking spaces. 

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to send us a message!

Hope to see you soon!

Aloha

Lodging provided
Cabin
8 sites
Up to 4 guests per site
Short walk
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
No pets
Amenities
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
Have a question? Send Annick a message!
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Hiking
Horseback riding
Surfing
Swimming
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Mauna Kea Cabana in Hawaii.

Forest
River, stream or ...
Waterfall
Farm
Ranch

The vibe at Mauna Kea Cabana

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Hipcamper Maegen
Maegen L.
recommends this listing.
(Site 8)
May 25th, 2018

It's hard to know where to begin with how incredible this place is. We were only able to stay one night and I was so sad to leave! This site is a permaculture based farm that hosts interns from every corner of the world. The crew that was there to greet us (preparing for students to arrive in a few short weeks) was so incredibly inviting and fun to be around. You are just a short distance from the adorable town of Honakaa and there are endless activities and sites to see in this area. We were asked to park at the entrance to the farm which is just a short distance walk up to the main property. There were ADORABLE grazing goats at the entrance that we had a really hard time leaving alone. They loved to be loved!

The grounds themselves are SO gorgeous. We were lucky enough to get a tour from one of the seasonal volunteers who educated us on permaculture farming and sustainability practices. We got a few insider tips on what the next "kale" will be! We even got to enjoy a plate of edible plants that we picked on our tour.

We were incredibly comfortable in our Cabana. It was clean and even had an air mattress! Our sleeping bags and pillows were barely needed. The Cabanas are screened so you can fall asleep peacefully listening to incredible jungle sounds all night.

There is a covered deck and kitchen area that has a cooking stove, utensils, coffee maker and really anything you may need to cook up your own food. Just next to the kitchen area is an adorable building that has showers and sinks for cleaning up. My shower was hot! The composting toilets on site were also very clean and comfortable to use.

Do yourself a favor and stay at the Banana Cabanas! You will not regret it. I truly hope to return someday.

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Hipcamper Jerome

A place to discover !

Jerome L.
recommends this listing.
(Site 8)
May 29th, 2019

This is a place for a most interesting stay. It's definitely a rustic setting on a working permaculture farm. The hosts are a bunch of passionate and dedicated people working at their plan of growing acres of food. If you are at all interested in a different side of Hawaii, away from tourists, don't miss this place and all it has to offer.

Hipcamper Cooper
Cooper B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 8)
April 9th, 2018

My girlfriend and I had so much fun here. We loved the cabanas and the layout of the place. We learned so much and made great friends! I can’t wait to come again w my roommates one day.

Hipcamper Deanna
Deanna F.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
May 6th, 2018

This place is amazing! Really nice people, beautiful property, and close to waipio and town. I highly recommend staying here. Make sure to bring mosquitoe repellent.

Hipcamper Nicole
Nicole A.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
March 20th, 2019

Adventurous stay, would definitely recommend!

Hipcamper Nicole
Nicole M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 8)
March 24th, 2019

Where nice farm manager, we liked it very much to stay there

Hipcamper Erin

Definitely recommend!

Erin D.
recommends this listing.
(Site 7)
March 30th, 2019

This was a great place to stay close to Waipio Valley. Baxter is a kind soul and a great host. The cabanas are simple with bunk beds and little else, but they are fully screened and have air mattresses and solar led lights. They are a short 5 min hike uphill from parking, but Baxter was there when we arrived and have us and our stuff a ride up. We enjoyed hanging out with the wwoofers and hiking to the waterfalls. Plus hot showers!

Hipcamper Jacob

Pleasant farm, friendly people

Jacob R.
recommends this listing.
(Site 8)
April 1st, 2019

Lovely place to stay for a night. Kitchen, laundry, hot showers, and potable water on-site. Free bananas for breakfast when we were there. Bed was pretty comfortable, the only problem was that the (air) mattresses are pretty squeaky/noisy when you move around. Also, bring your own pillow.

Hipcamper Chris
Chris V.
recommends this listing.
(Site 8)
April 8th, 2019

Perfect launch point to start hiking the Muliwai trail to the magical Wiamanu Valley. Friendly informative hosts!

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State
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