Kilauea Lava Flow Updates & Info Page: On May 27, 2018 Hedonisia Hawaii Eco-Community was completely covered by an ocean of lava flow. Hedonisia now only exists in our memories and on this website. This video was taken when the police allowed what turned out to be our last visit to the community.
Crowdfund to Rebirth Hedonisia 2.0. Our little eco-community welcomed visitors from around the world. Now we ask the world to make a contribution, no matter how small to help rebuild Hedonisia Hawaii when it is safe to return. If you can't donate simply post about our story on your Social Media.
Please feel free to click around the website. It is now a historical archive of our beautiful community. But it is also a template for our evolution into a Hedonisia 2.0 Rebirth!
There is a Hawaiian saying: "Ukuli'i ka pua, onaona I ka mau'u" (tiny is the flower, yet it scents the grasses all around it). It translates to 'small things can have a great influence'.
We take that message to heart. Our hope is to take the ideas we worked on as an EcoTourist & EcoFeminist Community, both on the property and in our Activist and EcoFeminist Entrepreneur Web Projects, and bring them out to the world.
And when it safe and feasible to do so, we will return the the land of our community's birth, Hawaii.
Mahalo for any support you can give to help us in these goals.
Hawaii EcoTourism! 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 Review
EcoTourism in Hawaii! Hedonisia Hawaii is a sustainable community located on 4 acres of lush rainforest in Puna, Hawaii. As you can see from our Photo History, our community has been hosting 'eco-tourists' and 'volun-tourists' from around the world since 2004!
Community-based Hawaii ecotourism is a great way to live, work and socialize with other travelers. This is what makes Hedonisia so different from traditional tourist establishments! With like-minded participants, many friendships and relationships have blossomed at our little community in paradise!
Community Lodging, Volunteer & Intern 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 to enjoy a unique Hawaii ecotourism experience!
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 dorm lodgings (with only 2-beds!) and private camping spots.
Live, work and learn in a sustainable community through volunteer tourism also known as 'voluntourism'!
Our Fair-trade volunteers enjoy an eco-holiday in Hawaii at a reduced rate by doing 12 hours voluntary work in exchange for a discount on lodgings.
Our volunteer work-trade program is popular with travelers who wish to enjoy a working vacation for a cheaper price. Volunteers usually stay for 1 - 12 weeks.
In addition to our jungle farming, rainforest management, cleaning and other physical activities which we call Body work, volunteers can choose Heart or Mind work if they have related skills or experience!
As best as we can, we try to match volunteers with work that they have enthusiasm to do! However, our land is like a 'jungle gym' so you can enjoy a great workout in paradise!
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 from two months up to one year. After you complete your 3-week training 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 of Hawaii island!
Our feminist entrepreneur activism at our little community in the rainforest is quite unique. As far as we can tell, we are one of the only ecofeminist communities in the world!
In addition to ecotourism lodgings, the Hedonisia community manages social entrepreneur projects with a global reach.
Though our community is tiny, by working through the web we can be very active in efforts to address gender inequality in the world at large.
Community Director: 808-269-2825
Apply or Inquire: Community Participant Application Form