#2: Become a WWOOFer
Worldwide Opportunities on Organic Farms (WWOOF) connects organic farmers with people who are passionate about organic farming and sustainable living. If the idea of living on a farm and working in exchange for housing and food sounds like the kind of lifestyle you’d love, WWOOF might be perfect for you. Plus, right now, the WWOOF USA database has more than 160 hosts listed in Hawaii, with options on all four major islands: Oahu, the Big Island, Kauai, and Maui.
You will need to pay your way out to the organic farm of your choice. However, once you get there, you’ll find a lot of your needs taken care of, including shelter and many of your meals. Your job responsibilities and your perks will vary by location, so choose your hosts carefully.
Note that a WWOOF membership is $40/year. However, this membership fee instantly connects you with hosts all over the Hawaiian islands—and includes access to online forums so you can get all your questions answered by fellow WWOOFers.
Now, if you need some help with that airfare . . .