Published Jan 10, 2014

Two-week HAWAII HOMESTAY a $3,000.00 value!

By Luke Gran

PFI Annual Conference 2014 Silent Auction SPECIAL Item ACCEPTING BIDS TODAY through Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 4 PM- EMAIL
All proceeds help fund the PFI Youth Program.

HawiiTwo-week HAWAII HOMESTAY a $3,000.00 value!
PFI members Charlie and Suzanne King of Holualoa, Hawaii offer a lucky auction bidder an up to 14-day homestay in the scenic rural Hawaii (Big Island) countryside. Their home is very comfortable with a nice upstairs area available with 3 bed rooms upstairs (2 with double beds and 1 with twin beds) and a large open room with a small kitchenette. The winning bidder may stay and use their full kitchen downstairs and be close (5 miles) to the beach. A 50′ high balcony view of their Kona coffee plantation, and rural farming community in Hawaii awaits a winter weary Iowa visitor. Located just west of the volcanic terrain of the Honua’ula Forest Preserve, this stay will offer visitors a
unique experience not offered in any travel book. If the King’s are around during your stay, you will enjoy hearing stories of Charlie’s King Crab fisheries profession and the world of Kona coffee production from Suzanne.

Charlie King grew up in rural Audubon County, Iowa, and regrets to see the transition over a his lifetime to the row crop intensive production as it is commonly practiced today. Years later, Charlie purchased a farm nearby and with the help of a local farm manager, he and his wife Suzanne care for the farm remotely with the help of the Practical Farmers of Iowa community. They recommend the winning bidder redeems this travel opportunity in February-March 2014 when the average temperature is about 78 degrees. Other dates in 2014 available also, excluding the month of October. Kid and family friendly! Bring the whole family – sleeping space for up to 3 couples or 2 couples plus three kids!

Free use of fishing gear, bar-be-que grill (enjoy all the fish you can catch), boogie boards, beach towels, deck hammocks, microwave, coffee maker, pool table, fireplace. Connections to a local honey producer in the community.