The Hedonisia Eco-Community was evacuated on Thursday May 4, 2018 due the closeness of the lava flow which threatens the property. Access to the property is completely cut off by lava.
We are now closed until further notice. For those with prior bookings please contact us for cancelation details. To find out more about the volcano go to our Kilauea Lava Flow Updates & Info Page
Hedonisia is struggling to pay the bills and stay afloat. We have set up a Support Fund for anyone who would like to make a contribution, no matter how small to help keep Hedonisia Hawaii alive.
We gratefully appreciate any donations. Mahalo.
However, we do not just want to ask for support. In the 14 year history of the Hedonisia Eco-Community, we developed a number of projects, ebooks, web courses and so on that show how to make a living from idealistic entrepreneurship.
We will continue to work on these projects as we wait to rebuild. As long as the property is standing, when the lava dies down, we will get to it again.
The Hedonisia property is the biggest asset of the community. So even if it's hunk of volcanic rock, we have no choice but to return and start again. Probably with high tech tents! But we will return!
In the meantime, I will be dusting off my resume and find employment in Portland in order to pay off debts and keep working on our EcoFeminist Web Portfolio. My goal is to make these projects more successful because they will have to support Hedonisia when we are able to rebuild.
To lose 90% of your assets and income in one day is one of the most stressful things that can happen in a person's life. However, we have only one life. So, despite the great sadness I feel inside, I'm trying to keep a smile on my face and focus on work . . .
Instead of donating you also can show support by purchasing one of the e-services we offer in our EcoFeminist Entrepreneur Web Portfolio
Mahalo for your help.
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. Our cozy little 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.
Address: 13-657 Hinalo Street, Pahoa HI 96778
Community Manager Telephone: 808-430-9903
Apply or Inquire: Community Participant Application Form