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 ecotourism in Hawaii 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!
Whether you stay for a week or up to a year at our community, you enjoy affordable 'green' lodgings. We also offer various work trade options for a volunteer working vacation in Hawaii!
EcoTourism in Hawaii!
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.
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 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!
As well as being an educational resource, our little community manages social entrepreneur projects with a global reach!
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!
We focus on female empowerment rather than victimization. However, while we often have a majority female population, we welcome male feminists who are supportive of female equality! The founder of Hedonisia and Community Director is male. And we have many male guests, volunteers and interns!
Address: 13-657 Hinalo Street, Pahoa HI 96778
Community Manager Telephone: 808-430-9903
Apply or Inquire: Community Participant Application Form