Welcome to Hedonisia Hawaii, a former junkyard remodeled as a sustainable community on Hawaii's Big Island. The wonderfully weird hostel offers rugged adventure, ... and just the right amount of crazy. If only all junkyards could get second lives as hedonistic, environmentally-friendly communes. Huffington Post
Hedonisia Hawaii is a sustainable community located on 4 acres of lush rainforest in Puna, Hawaii. Our cozy little community has been hosting 'eco-tourists' and 'volun-tourists' from around the world since 2004!
Community based ecotourism is a great way to live, work and socialize with other travelers. This is what makes Hedonisia so different from traditional hotels!
In both word and action we describe ourselves as a progressive eco-feminist community. As a result, we attract many idealistic travelers, backpackers, students and environmentally friendly 'eco-tourists' from across the world. With so many like minded participants, many friendships and relationships have blossomed at our little community in paradise!
Whether you stay for a week or a few months, you can affordable 'green' lodgings with our various community programs. We offer various work trade options for a volunteer working vacation in Hawaii!
Eco-Community Lodging, Volunteer & Educational Options
We offer a variety of community experience options at Hedonisia depending on how long 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.
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 volunteer tourism also known as 'voluntourism'! Our volunteer work-trade program is popular among travelers who wish to enjoy a working vacation for a discount price for a stay of 1 - 8 weeks.
Fair-trade volunteers enjoy an eco-holiday in Hawaii at a reduced rate by doing voluntary work in exchange for lodgings. In addition to our farming and land activities, (Body work!), volunteers can also choose Heart, or Mind work!
Learn to manage an eco-tourist community in Hawaii based on social and feminist 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 residential working and educational program is for Interns who wish to stay in Hawaii for three months to one year. When you 'graduate' as an Intern Community Manager, you work only 2 days a week! This leaves 5 days free to find a job, work on your own projects or simply enjoy the paradise that is Hawaii!
Over the years, Hedonisia has developed practices and policies that provide a philosophical foundation for creating and managing a Community, Activist, Feminist & Environmental business enterprise!
We demonstrate and teach how to use honesty, transparency, efficiency and activism to become a Pleasurable Activist or a CAFE Entrepreneur!
Our little community works on a number of projects with a global reach that advance gender equality. Our focus is on female empowerment rather than victimization.
Both at the community and in the web projects we manage, we work towards gender equality using the empowered and relaxed approach of a C.A.F.E. Entrepreneur! It is what makes our tiny intentional community so unique in the world!
Address: 13-657 Hinalo Street, Pahoa HI 96778
Community Manager Telephone: 808-430-9903
Apply or Inquire: Community Participant Application Form