Welcome to Hedonisia Hawaii, a former junkyard remodeled as a sustainable hostel community on Hawaii's Big Island. The wonderfully weird hostel offers rugged adventure, a touch of spiritual enlightenment and just the right amount of crazy. If only all junkyards could get second lives as hedonistic, environmentally-friendly communes.
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The Hedonisia Hawaii Community has been hosting 'eco-tourists' and 'volun-tourists' from around the world since 2004.
Whether you stay for a week or a few months you can enjoy affordable 'green' lodgings. You can also apply to participate in one of our educational volunteer programs which allows you to enjoy a volunteer working vacation in Hawaii!
Community based tourism is a great way to live, work and socialize with other travelers. This is what makes Hedonisia so different from traditional hotels where it can often be challenging to meet people or be social. Many friendships and relationships have blossomed at our little community in paradise!
Eco-Community Lodging, Volunteer & Educational Options
We offer a variety of community experience options to be involved at Hedonisia depending on the length of time you wish to stay and the level of involvement you want to have versus vacation time! Take a look through our various programs for an option that suits your interests and travel style.
Relax and enjoy the jungle! We welcome backpackers, travelers and eco-tourists for nightly,weekly or monthly stays in our quirky green lodgings!
Our accommodations range from a cozy studio cottage with ensuite bathroom and kitchen to rustic eco-huts made from recycled materials. We also offer hostel-style 2-bed dorm lodgings and private camping spots.
Live, work and learn in a sustainable community through 'voluntourism'! Our volunteer work-trade program is based on 'pleasurable activism'! We try to do good work environmentally and through our social enterprise web projects but we also enjoy living in the paradise that is Hawaii!
Fair-trade volunteers enjoy a vacation in Hawaii at a discount price doing various types of voluntary work. In addition to our farming and land activities, (aka Body work!), you can also choose Heart, or Mind work!
Learn to manage an eco-tourist community in Hawaii based on social entrepreneur principles! We offer a 3-week Intern Training, which, if you complete successfully, allows you to become part of the Hedonisia Intern Community Manager Team! This is a residential working and educational program for Interns who wish to stay in Hawaii for 2 months up to one year. When you 'graduate' as an Intern Community Manager you volunteer only 2 days a week! This leaves you 5 days free to work on your own projects or simply enjoy the paradise that is Hawaii!
Since 2004 Hedonisia Hawaii has developed principles and practices that provide a philosophical foundation for creating and managing a Community, Activist, Feminist & Environmental business enterprise. Learn to use honesty, transparency, efficiency and activism to become a Pleasurable Activist & Ethical Entrepreneur giving yourself a meaningful way to make a living than just a regular a 'job'!
Address: 13-657 Hinalo Street, Pahoa HI 96778
Community Manager Telephone: 808-430-9903
Apply or Inquire: Community Participant Application Form