S.P.A.C.E. Seaview Performing Art Center for Education
Space is the culmination of over 20 years of proactive community outreach programs, perfomances by Hawaii’s Volcano Circus (HVC), and its flagship education program HICCUP Circus.
SPACE Mission: to provide a place where connections between people and groups are made, renewed and strengthened for the purpose of developing a united, flourishing community. This includes :
Providing opportunities for individuals of all ages to develop and share their gifts and talents in a hands-on experiential and exploratory learning environment
Encouraging a sense of pride in the local environment, improving access to positive and prominent cultural and recreational activities like the HICCUP Circus
Creating opportunities to celebrate and delight in life together, forging real collaborations within the community, with all participants actively involved in developing, planning, and implementing programs and activities
Modeling and promoting sustainable living research in the development of local community.
La’akea Community formed in 2005 when a group of six people purchased La’akea Gardens. Our vision as an intentional community is to: steward the land at La’akea, continue the mission of teaching permaculture at La’akea while expanding into others aspects of sustainability such as personal and relationship growth, communication techniques, emotional processing, healing arts and creative arts.
Hedonisia Hawaii Sustainable Community Rainforest Retreat
For “ecotourists” and travelers who wish to experience a different Hawaii than the commercial concrete jungle of Waikiki we welcome you to stay in the real jungle on the volcanic side of Hawaii island in lush tropical rainforest.
We are one of the most eco-friendly tropical vacation rental retreats in Big Island, Hawaii. We have tried to reduce, reuse and recycle with our sustainable policies and as a result we can offer very affordable lodgings in the Hawaiian Rainforest!
And for those who would like to enjoy an educational or volunteer vacation in Hawaii we offer a Sustainable Community Manager Apprenticeship as well as the Hedonisia Fair-Trade Volunteer Program.
Sanctuary Pod House
Come stay at a tropical oasis of natural beauty and abundance on the Big Island of Hawaii. Live in a cooperative community environment while exploring sustainability, Hawaiian style. Live in our eco-chic Jungle Pods, Jungalows or lodge rooms while immersing yourself in farm life, daily yoga, cultural classes (hula and more).
Relax and rejuvenate in our modern spa/jungle gym facilities with a personalized detox program. Adventure to nearby lava flows, waterfalls and exotic black sand beaches. Discover why the Hawaiians call this the “Healing Island”.
Polestar is a spiritual community on the Big Island of Hawaii that offers year-round, hands-on experience in cooperative living based on the universal teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda.
We offer an energizing life-style of daily yoga and meditation, karma yoga or service projects, and outdoor-adventure opportunities for apprentices, guests on vacation or personal retreat, and families and youth. People of all faiths are welcome.
Kalani Oceanside Retreat
Kalani, located on 120 acres of agricultural land on Kalapana-Kapoho Beach Road in lower Puna, is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) charity with a 37-year track record of service, and currently the largest non-governmental organization (NGO) serving Puna, the poorest district in Hawai`i.
More than 500 local and visiting volunteers contribute annually to Kalani’s operations through our unique programs, including our special events and festivals. Here is our YouTube Channel with videos.
Kalani’s mission is to present nature, culture and wellness in sustainable, educational programs that honor Hawai’i’s native and diverse heritage. As pioneers in charitable social enterprise, with both donations and services provided through thousands of retreat center visitors annually, Kalani incorporates practices that positively affect Hawai’i’s “triple bottom line” – the economy, the community and the environment, and align with HTA’s Hawai`i Tourism Strategic Plan: 2005-2015 strategic initiatives to achieve its stated vision for tourism in Hawai’i