TASTE OF HEDONISIA! Community Living by the Week or Month!
For those who wish to enjoy a longer stay at Hedonisia, we offer reduced rates on Weekly and Monthly Lodgings where Guests contribute one Community Support Volunteer Shift of 3 hours per week of stay.
Working only one shift a week allows a lot of time to be able to enjoy your vacation in Hawaii! Guests really like it because it gives them a chance to feel like part of the community, and not just a 'tourist'!
Working in a social community environment often leads to a deeper social experience with interns, volunteers and other guests who are on the property.
Volunteer work will usually consist of outdoor body work (weeding and landscaping) or indoor cleaning work.
However, we try to give volunteer task that taps into a guest's experience and interests so they feel that they have made a more meaningful community contribution. Simply let us know in your application if you have any special Body, Brain or Heart work skills and we'll see what we can do!
Under the Weekly/Monthly plan guests can choose either one 3-hour shift on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday or two Aloha Monday and Friday shifts of 1.5 hours each.
Weekly/Monthly Lodging options!
|Cottage, Bungalow and Cabin
Two-Bed Shared Spaces
|Private Eco-Huts or Tents|
i) Choice of Lodgings. Unlike Volunteers or Interns, who stay at designated lodgings on the property, Taste of Hedonisia Guests can choose the space they desire when making their reservation. Assuming the space is available, they can 'lock in' that lodging for their entire stay. In other words, the monthly special is ideal for those who want stability and don't want to move around!
ii) Monthly Rentals. Please note that we calculate a monthly rental as 4 weeks or 28 days!
iii) Value of Community Support Shift: A Community Support Shift is valued at $20 per person. So if you don't want to work you can simply pay the fee and enjoy another relaxing day in paradise!
iv) Long-Term Rental. After renting as a Vacation Guest for one month it is possible to be a long term rental Guest for six months or longer. Long Term Guests have the benefit of a signing a Rental Agreement which allows their rental to be taxed at the lower General Excise tax rate of 4% instead of the Tourist Tax rate of 13.42%. All Long Term Applicants must complete the following:
- - 1 month minimum as normal Guest
- - Interview required
- - 1 Cleaning Support Day per long term Guest per week
- - Signed Rental Agreement with fixed date of departure (can be renewed).