Live, Learn & Grow in Hawaii!

Hedonisia Hawaii Eco-Community 10-Year Anniversary: 2004 – 2014!

Hedonisia is a jungle oasis for eco-tourists, backpackers and social entrepreneurs tucked away in the lush rain forests of ‘Big Island’ Hawaii. 

Hedonisia Rooster Welcome Crow!

Hedonisia Rooster starting the day!

Our Hawaii Eco-Hostel has been welcoming ‘volun-tourists’ from around the world for over a decade to participate in our ‘community of individuals’ through ‘green’ lodgings, educational or volunteer programs.

Community based tourism is an enjoyable way to stay with people who often end up becoming friends! This is what makes Hedonisia so different from a traditional hotel where it is often difficult to meet people or be social. On the contrary, many friendships and relationships have blossomed at our community in paradise!

We offer a variety of community experience options to stay and get involved at Hedonisia. Take a look through our various programs to choose an option that best suits your particular interests and travel style.

Affordable Eco-Friendly Lodgings in the Rain Forest

Kahuna Cabin

Kahuna Eco-Cabin

Relax and enjoy the rainforest! We welcome backpackers, travelers and eco-tourists for nightly and long-term stays in our quirky jungle lodgings!

Our lodging options range from a jungle-style cottage with ensuite bathroom and full kitchen to our more rustic eco-huts made from recycled materials. We also have shared tents, dormitory accommodations and private camping spots.

Fair-Trade Volunteer Program in Hawaii!

Anju was a great Fair-Trade Volunteer from Japan

Anju from Japan: Fair-Trade Volunteer 2014

Voluntourism: Live, work and learn in a sustainable community in the Hawaiian rain forest!

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 our time in paradise with lots of free time to do so!

Unlike many other communities which specialize in physical agricultural work we offer a more varied experience. In addition, to the normal farming and land work as a Hedonisia volunteer you can choose to work with your Body, with your Heart, or with your Mind!

Sustainable Community Manager Internship

Sustainable Community Managers

Sustainable Community Interns 2013 – Andy & Jordi

In this residential Internship, you learn to manage a social enterprise community in Hawaii! If you complete the Intern Training successfully you become part of a community team who handle daily operations on the property.

This hands-on working and educational program is ideal for Interns who wish to stay in Hawaii from two months up to one year. As an Intern you enjoy a ‘work week’ of only 2 days leaving you 5 days to enjoy working on your own projects or simply exploring the paradise that is Hawaii!

Community Enterprise Entrepreneur Resources

Community Calendar: Heart Board

Hedonisia Community Board and Calendar

Start your own business and change the world! At Hedonisia we have developed a more activist, environmental, feminist and community oriented way of doing business we call Community Enterprise.

We offer workshops, consulting services and a virtual membership where you get an insider’s view on the ways we have used honesty, transparency, efficiency, and activism to create a viable yet sustainable activist business!