Wow! We can hardly believe it’s been almost a year since we moved to Earthsong! It has also been a long time since we’ve posted an update. We’ve had our heads down, working hard on the land and restorations. Also, maybe laying a little low waiting for this election year to pass – it’s a bit of a doozey!
We’ve been so blessed to have so many helping hands come stay and put their love and devotion into the restoration projects. So much gratitude to our Wwoofers: Phil, Tim, Sonia, Yesenia, Gabriel, Linnzi, Matt, Molly, Becca (Spirit), Seed, Hedi, Eddi, Dushan, Al, Liam, Eva & Jakub to name a few!! Big Mahalo to Jaime and Kaonohi for Malama Aina with Kalo, Kava and Sweet Potato planting as well as Poi making workshop! If there’s anyone else we’ve forgotten – thank you, thank you!
Our biggest restoration project and goal was to have the front hale fully renovated and ready to receive guests. We’re happy to announce that Hale Aloha was completed in September and we’ve been getting great reviews from our first visitors! We put on our DIY hats and taught ourselves how to build a bathroom from the ground up, install our own plumbing, floors, walls and roofing. We were hands-on with every aspect of the Hale Aloha renovations, and it was a very rewarding experience to challenge ourselves and learn new skills. Thank you to Heath and Andrea for help with the roof and Sergio with the demo and walls. An extra special thanks to Mom & Dad for your love and support with this project! 🙂
Since then, we’ve had an opportunity to continue expanding our DIY skills towards the restoration of the Mandala Cabin, featuring 1 bedroom with plush california-king bed, deck with thatch roof, outdoor bamboo bath house and bamboo walled outdoor shower! Spend an afternoon in a hammock taking in the South Point breeze and aroma of Eucalyptus, Ginger and Plumeria flowers! The Mandala Cabin is perfect for a private healing eco-retreat.
The farm side of Earthsong has also been moving along at a steady pace. We have a private goat pen for our two naughty Nigerian Dwarfs, Yemaya and Hina. This past week we cleared the land around the fire circle (imagine all that grass in the image above being gone) and started building hugelkultur mound garden beds. Hugelkultur is a great way for us to use up the abundance of bio-mass we’ve gained from taking the jungle back this year! Our roosters and hens will have their very own coup to roost in soon! They currently roam free around the neighborhood ~ expanding the family 😉
The retreat center at Earthsong has been making nice strides as well. Nearly all rooms have been fully renovated and ready for guests. Now also featuring solar power, and a bamboo walled outdoor shower! We have plans for renovating two more bathrooms and reviving the water feature ponds and stone Watsu tub.
We are looking forward to hosting The Institute of Shamanic Medicine here in December. There are only 2 spaces left for The Body Power program. If you or someone you know has interest in attending – don’t delay!
Fire and the Moon with Be Nadine Stevens and Myriam Kouzam is an amazing opportunity to Replenish, Re-Member and Reconnect with who we truly are. The retreat runs from February 5-12, 2017 and will book up full. Please contact us for booking information.
If you’re in Hawai’i you may see us in the latest edition of Living Aloha magazine, so please look out for that. If you’ll be on the Big Island November 12th, then you won’t want to miss the 7th Annual Kohala ‘Āina Festival in Hawi ~ maybe we’ll see you there! 🙂
In the works and coming soon at Earthsong Hawaii: The Eco-living Healing Lifestyle Immersion Program and Personalized Custom Healing Retreats. Stay tuned for updates.
We have some surprise special guests, events and workshops planned for 2017 and beyond. Please check in often ~ we’ll be posting updates more frequently moving forward … promise. : )