Enjoy a Sustainable Volunteer & Educational Vacation in Paradise!
Founded on eco-tourism and social enterprise, Hedonisia Hawaii is a sustainable, intentional community.
We welcome travelers and eco-tourists, who can apply to participate in one of our programs, or simply stay a few nights in one of our eco-friendly and quirky jungle lodgings!
For those who may not be familiar with community living, an intentional community is comprised of a group of people living together under a shared vision. Intentional communities can vary in size, from hundreds of people living on a large plot of land to like-minded friends living in a spacious house.
Economic, environmental and social factors are the primary three contributors to living in a community setting. For example, if 10 people living in a large house can share utilities like washers, dryers and stove space, it becomes more cost-effective and eco-efficient than if three separate family households owned and used three sets of appliances. On a social level, community living doubles as an enjoyable way to live with friends who share similar values.
A Social Enterprise is a business which offers at least one product or service that makes the world better in a real and tangible way. At Hedonisia Hawaii, we have developed a community and social enterprise business with a quadruple bottom line!
- People: All activist and social enterprise projects should focus on the betterment of people, whether they be the people you employ or the people you serve.
- Planet: After consciously choosing the enterprises we are involved with, every business decision that is made should try to minimize the cost to Mother Nature. When you save money by using less resources, it is the same as making money.
- Profit: There is nothing wrong or shameful about generating an income by doing good. In fact, the more people who can create income from activities that are aligned with their values, the better our world will be. However, profit is not our primary motive at Hedonisia Hawaii. By genuinely showing you are concerned with issues other than making money, you establish an integrity that lets others trust in your product or service, which is actually good business.
- Pleasure: When your work involves the betterment of the planet and other people, you sleep more soundly at night. And when you play, your enjoyment of life’s pleasures grows deeper. It’s a virtuous cycle. The more you enjoy life, the better your work will be. Taking time for pleasure also means that you are less of a fanatic. No matter how righteous your cause, when you become fanatical about it, you lose a sense of perspective and balance. And there is no ‘fun’ in fundamentalism.