Formed: 2004 Established: 2004
This page last updated:3/5/2013
Hedonisia Hawaii Sustainable Community Rainforest Retreat
Pahoa, Hawaii, Big Island,
Hedonisia Hawaii is a small ecofriendly community of volunteers and tourists from around the world. We are located in the rainforest region of the "Big Island" of Hawaii.
We define Hedonisia as 'a community of individuals'.
This means that eco-tourist community members can enjoy their own private time in Hawaii whilst at the same time living in a community setting.
For travelers who wish to enjoy a socially progressive vacation Hedonisia Hawaii offers a Fair Trade Volunteer Program.
Please see our website for full details.
Status: Active & Seeking Fair-Trade Volunteers!
This page last updated:3/5/2013
(We are open to visitors but you must call to make an appointment. 808-269-2825)
Visitor Process: If you simply want to visit Hedonisia all you have to do is contact us to arrange an appointment to visit. Call at 808-269-2825 or 808-430-2545
Utopian EcoVillage Network Federation
Statement of Housing Non-discrimination:
Because our housing is a single housing unit and requires the sharing of bathroom, kitchen and common space membership/residency may be restricted based on sex/gender in accordance with the law. Our community does not discriminate based on race/color, national origin, religion, family status (i.e. having children, not having children, or being pregnant), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, ancestry, source of income, age, creed, personal appearance, political affiliation, HIV infection, military/veteran status, unfavorable military discharge, gender identity or expression, receiving public assistance, or domestic abuse.
Our community does not discriminate in regards to housing based on race/color, national origin, religion, sex/gender, family status (i.e. having children, not having children, or being pregnant), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, ancestry, source of income, age, creed, personal appearance, political affiliation, HIV infection, military/veteran status, unfavorable military discharge, gender identity or expression, receiving public assistance, or being the victim of domestic abuse.
Members(adults and children):
(Volunteer numbers fluctuate from 7 - 10 members)
(Average number of paying guests)
Open to new members:
(Please see Apprentice Manager & Fair-Trade Volunteer Program on our website)
By the community leader
(Yes we have a Community Leader but we welcome feedback from Volunteers and Guests.)
(Mojo is the owner of the property and founder. However, designated Managers also have Community Leader authority in his absence)
Leadership Core Group:
(Mojo and designated Managers)
Labor and Money
Members have independent finances
(We are a community of Independent Individuals.)
Open to Members with Pre-existing Debt:
(However, we cannot accept someone who is completely broke. Based on past experience, they tend to depend on other Volunteers to feed them.)
(3 hours a day or 15 hours per week. Weekends off.)
(The Fair-Trade Volunteer Program is both fair and affordable. Please see website for latest prices.m)
(Yes unless they are promoted to Assistant Manager status. Please see our website for latest details)
Land and Buildings
4 acres (1.6 hectares)
(Included on the property is a 2 acre volcanic crater and a bottomless)
Land Owned By:
Individual community member(s)
Number of Residences:
(We offer many different styles of accommodation from Indoor Camping to Outdoor Sheltered Camping.)
Percentage of Food Grown:
(Volunteers provide their own food. However, as part of their volunteer fee they may freely harvest crops growing on the property.)
Share Community Meals:
(Volunteer Members often decide on a communal meal with each person contributing what they can.)
Dietary Choice or Restrictions:
Diet is up to each individual
(We welcome all diet types but we ask that you respect the individual diet choices of other Members.)
(We allow drinking but not drunkeness which we define as any behavior under the influence of alcohol that causes another Guest or Volunteer to feel uncomfortable.)
(SUV's create a far deadlier form of secondhand smoke so we tolerate smoking in designated areas.)
Common Spiritual Practices:
(Volunteer Members tend to be eco-friendly and socially progressive.)
Which Spiritual Traditions(s):
(Hedonisia respects all individual beliefs as long as the feeling is reciprocal. However, we lean towards Tantric forms of Spirituality. Hence the name Hedonisia!)
(Each Volunteer Member is responsible for their own kids schooling.)
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