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By Caleb and Aeilla
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About

We are two very passionate people who want to take our ideas live! 

The big Island of Hawai’i is a beautiful place to grow and produce the most delectable of foods. Things like dragon fruit, persimmons, mountain apple, and shampoo ginger, all things most of us have never even heard of let alone watched it grow. 

We want to take advantage of the rich soil and perfect farming weather. While also offering a community need. And providing a luxury item to tourists as well. All while being OFF GRID and completely self sustaining 

- The basis is a Permaculture food forest which will sell fresh produce to locals and dried products will be shipped to different states. A website will be the basis of most of the selling for this portion of the business. 

- Shelters will be made for the homeless youth of Hawaii. We will offer fruits and veggies from our garden while they stay. Showers and kitchen will be communal. Each child will be worked with individually and taught the skills of self sustaibilty and how get there so they will be able to grow and produce there own food in the future. This will be offered on a emergency basis as well. Educational classes for basic skills will also be offered. 

- Online and in person permaculture classes 

- Educational Flow Reatreats for all. Singles, couples, families, or friends. We will create a website to explain this in much detail. To get an idea please check out the $1,000 donation pledge award. We will create a luxurious space for flow retreat guests to stay in. And they will vary in price based on amenities and size. 

- internships/ volunteer/ worktrade/ and WWOOF opportunists will be availabe even before ethe garden has statree! We need help setting up. So if you make it hawaii. Let us know!!! 

You may be asking how we plan to accomplish this. 

It will all start with some seeds, sunshine and a little love. And of course, Money. 

Please read on to learn about Caleb and myself:) and to see How we will spend money. AKA the details! 

Caleb and Aeilla after a day of picking up trash at a local Oregon beach
Caleb and Aeilla after a day of picking up trash at a local Oregon beach

Who we are: Caleb and Aeilla (eye-ell-uhh or I-Ella) 23 & 22 years young, madly in love and suffering from anxiety. And excitement rules our home now that we are Expecting our first kiddo in October. We have yet to discover the gender!

Accompanying us in our little growing “pack” are our 3 service animals all of The husky breed. Odd , Chewbakka & Bleach

Bleach(white), Odd(front black and white), Chewbakka(back fluffy)
Bleach(white), Odd(front black and white), Chewbakka(back fluffy)

These animals help Aeilla in day to day tasks due to her Disabilities. Which don’t stop her from constantly smiling and working hard to help the environment. We explain this because a lot of folks ask! Because she looks mighty healthy to the first glimpse.

Aeilla is a homebody/gardener/artist. She went to school to be a veterinary technician but was in a car accident in 2012, only a year after starting college. And was unable to finish due to being bed ridden and on a strict physical therapy “regimen.” This has caused her lifestyle to shift a bit and hence the major attraction to artistic outlets like art and gardening. Which quickly grew into self sustaining in all forms.

So excited to feel kicks! Baby is now resize of a beet at 14 weeks
So excited to feel kicks! Baby is now resize of a beet at 14 weeks

Caleb is a hard working and inventive small business owner whom is just starting out doing landscaping and tree falling in the local area. A skill that he can easily take with him to Hawaii. All while still working a full time job to help with the costs of a pregnant wife and business! His craft is Tree Falling and Landscape Design. Although he studied for fabrication engineering. He finds more joy in nature then machinery these days. He practices martial arts and also has multiple black belts to be proud of.

Caleb climbing an apple tree to remove a dangerous limb above a neighbors house
Caleb climbing an apple tree to remove a dangerous limb above a neighbors house

Together we plan to make our slice of the world a little better place for our kiddo and future kiddos! This will not be our first project, we have remodeled many houses and want to start a permanent situation now. But first we need our slice! So..... we need some help!

Heres our plan: we are not asking for help with even half of this list! This is purely to show you what our plans our. Using pur own funding from our jobs and savings as well as selling everything we own before leaving!

. Sell off most of what we own after having our kiddo :) excluding our centimental stuff. We will have that shipped so we will profit from selling our things but it will cost about $800 to ship the remainder of our things. -$800

. Fly to the big island of Hawaii with our service animals. Luckily they are free to fly with! We will have them all papered and up to date on shots before leaving so no worries there! The costs are for Caleb and Aeilla and there yet to be born kiddo! Yes they charge for infants-$1,000 

. We may need to rent a space for upwards of a month while building our geodesic dome home(see later) this means utilities too... unless we find an off grid rental -$900

. Purchase a plot of Raw land no smaller than 3 acres on the Big Island of Hawaii. -Under $10,000

Big island of Hawai’i
Big island of Hawai’i

we will use this website to buy land! Very accredited by locals we have spoken with :) www.hawaiilife.com

. Purchase tools to hand clear land since we will have sold all our tools(unless we have enough room to ship) and there is jungle everywhere on the island:) we will clear with the best intentions and leave as many natural plants as possible. These are tools like chainsaws, limbers, files, shovels, takes, machetes, etc -$1,000

. Lay a path to homesite and garden site made of any cut down materials to level the ground below and then bring in natural rock to make stable. Tools needed for this are renting the truck to dump the rock and a wheel barrow to lay rock as well as heavy duty shovels, and the rock, etc- $3,500 house in Hawaii are normally unpermitted as it is. 

. Lay pier block foundation and needed materials -$1,500

. Rental of boom for 2 days to lift th main center post/log of foundation into place because it will weigh over 800 lbs. -$350

. Wood and stain for deck of house where geodesic dome will be set on top to prevent flooding- $4,000

. The dome kit itself!and below is link to a video showing where I got the idea! And what we will be doing for the most part! This is all a self install and :) and is just the kit we have to build the guts later. -$8,500

Dome: http://pacificdomes.com/dwell-domes/

(The dome construction ideas are just that ideas! This videos does not belong t us not is it our video in any way! We just like their ideas and work ethic!)

. 4,000+ gallon Water catchment and storage stystem and piping from http://islandcatchment.com/Home.html - $3,500

. Bathroom and kitchen supplies such as a compost toilet, bathroom sink, kitchen sink, and outdoor shower with two heads because me and my hubby always how’re together! Which conserves water as well! Lol solar fridge or propane fridge, propane water heater on demand- $3,000

. Solar power kit with panels, batteries, converter. To run lights, tv for movies and for any plug in tools-$3,000

. Plow garden and purchase seeds. We can hand plow now worries! We just need the start of our beautiful garde which means seeds, love and time- $1,500

. Tilapia and aqua picnics area for food and nutrients for soil- $45

. Build guest shacks x3 for volunteers and interns :) we will be hosting interns to teach building skills as well as self sustainable living and gardening. -$8,000

Treehouse for vacation packages- 2,000

Guest cabin -2,000

. Guest shower and compost toilet as well as guest kitchen area with fridge and bbq grill:)- $1,500

. Pen for livestock animals and animals themselves! 5 goats, 25 chickens, 1 cow, 1 horse. -$3,200

. Propane tanks and a vehicle to drive around the big island to get supplies- $5,500

An idea of a geodome from pacific domes
An idea of a geodome from pacific domes

Risks and challenges

We plan to endure a lot of challenges in the process of the project getting started.
Nature is our biggest issue when on the islands of Hawaii. Volcanoes, hurricanes, and rain. All something that happens everyday. And we may have to rebuild. But the benefits of that are much greater.

We may encounter ill fit volunteers. If that’s the case, we will politely kick them off of our property

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    A sticker with our farms logo :) we will have these made by the time our farm has been producing fruit and we can actually call ourselves a “farm!” They will be cute little stickers just big enough to stick on the back of your phone or on your laptop, or on a wall, use it as a bookmark! Anything you want!

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    permaculture tips and tricks booklet

    To all who donate $75 or more we will Ben offering a small booklet filled with many tips and tricks we have come up with ourselves over the years. Things like: natural insect repellents, and when to use them. Natural fertilizers and advise on the best ways to get the most out of your own garden at home!

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    Noni fruit lotion for muscle pains

    An 8 oz bottle of magical healing noni fruit grown right on the island. Wonderful for those pesky aches and pains.

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    2 hour educational class on gardening

    Once the food forest is up and running. We will be offering classes at the farm near Hilo Hawaii. So if you make it there this will be an in person class. (No travel or accommodations included)

    or if you can’t make it to the island then this will be offered as a downloadable video course. That will be recorded later on the farm! It will be about 2 hours long! And many topics may be available. Stay tuned!

    . Self sustainable living
    . Off grid power
    . Off grid water
    . Growing bananas
    . The key to keeping bugs out
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    noni super fruit leather variety box

    In our food forest one of The most beneficial items we will be growing is the magical NONI FRUIT aka stinky cheese fruit. It is not grown for the taste. It’s a miracle fruits used to cure many ailments. Including but not limited to aches and pains, burns and cuts, stomach aches, and it has minor morphine effects.

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    3 different flavors of noni fruit leathers
    2- 12 oz bottle of noni fruit lotion for aches and pains
    And 1 bottle of noni juice valued

    Please look up the magical fruit :) to learn more

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    3 day Vacation package on our farm

    Aeilla and Caleb will be your hosts for 3 nights of relaxation and paradise �

    What?:
    A small, intimate group of people enjoying 3 days, 2 nights flowing together on the Big Island of Hawai'i. Our intention is for you to be able to simply show up, and enjoy the flow! We will provide you with rooming, 1 meal, and a life-changing time. TRAVEL NOT INCLUDED

    Where?:
    The following planned & upcoming flow-treats will be held on the Big Island of Hawai'i, just a few miles north of Hilo town. (Specific location to be determined)

    What will we eat?:
    Um, only the best food you have had in your entire life! That is, if you enjoy nourishing your being with organic, whole plant foods. Please take our word for this, because we are both the ultimate foodies.

    Although we will be offering only one official ‘meal,’ there will also be full aces and to our gardens for your personal foraging needs.

    We also cook very deliciously, but very simply — The salts, oils, and sugars we do use are in their whole-foods form. There truly is no high like the high of health. And let us tell you . . . this food is beyond healthy. You can expect to leave feeling completely revitalized and glowing.

    Epic adventures done right. We practice flow, and will only take you to the best spots on the best days. Even when it rains, we know how to have a radical time. Plan to visit powerful waterfalls, go on healing hikes, swim in crystalline waters, visit volcanoes, black sand beaches, ecstatic dances, and much more.

    If you're curious about food sovereignty and off-grid living, we can of course help answer any of your questions and are always excited to talk about it! We are completely off-grid here, meaning that we pull our power from the sun and our water from the rain. We'll do some garden and farm tours (plus, feel free to go off and explore) for those who are interested.

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