Beautiful off-grid homestead on Big Island, HI needs caretakers

Pāhoa, HI, US
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Aloha, we are Jeff and Melissa! We have 3.5 acres of land on the Big Island of HI. My partner and I have many gardens and a new orchard as well as two very sweet dogs and 8 chickens. I have a thriving massage business in Hilo and my partner

Home & location

Our house and land are situated in a rural area on the southeast side of Big Island. It is about 9 miles from the closest town of Pahoa, however, we have a general store right around the corner as well as a small but lively farmer's market

  • House
  • High-speed WiFi
  • Beach
  • Countryside
  • Sitters need a car


Our homestead is off-grid. This means we have a solar system where we derive energy and a catchment water system where we collect rainwater. The catchment water is triple filtered and we have a Berkey as well for extra filtration of our

Meet the pets

  • Alakai

    Rescue Dog

    12 years

  • Razzy

    Rescue Dog

    13 years

  • poultry

Sitter feedback (4)


A very quite and relaxing property. Melissa is a great host, the house and property are very comfortable. The dogs are great with very individual

Stayed · 05 Nov - 11 Nov 2021

This was our second sit at Melissa’s and every bit as amazing as the first! Please read our first review if you haven’t already but we’ll add a few more

Stayed · 26 Aug - 20 Oct 2021

We are so grateful to have had this chance to housesit (farmsit!) for Melissa and Jeff.  Melissa is incredibly organized and this comes through in everything

Stayed · 05 Jun - 31 Jul 2021

Staying at Melissa and Jeff’s was an absolute pleasure. Off grid house in a lovely part of Big Island, where we had all the comfort needed. We have had a

Stayed · 15 Dec 2019 - 10 Jan 2020

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