On May 26, 2018, Hedonisia Hawaii was covered by lava from the Kilauea Volcano Eruption Eleven lodgings and three community buildings on the Hedonisia property were completely destroyed.
For those who stayed at our community or who wish to see the beauty of our community before the eruption, we have preserved our digital Pre-Volcano Hedonisia Archive History.
Jan 2019: 1st Visit After the Eruption
We have shed many tears over our loss. However, we have not given up. It will be at least two years before roads are built to the original property. In the meantime, we are working to create our first base for rebuilding.
Writers & Creatives in Residence!
Phase 1 – Accepting reservations from November 2019.
We own nearby property that was not destroyed by the eruption.
In November 2019, we return to Hawaii to rebuild our first eco-hut. Initially, it will be a smaller, quieter space of creativity and contemplation. We are calling it Hedonisia Solitude – Artist & Creatives Colony.
The Hedonisia Solitude eco-hut will be rustic, with only minimal amenities. However, it will be located in a lovely forest of Strawberry Guava trees.
Until we can return to the original property we will still offer scaled-down Guest, Intern and Volunteer programs for those who wish to do Heart, Body or Mind work to enjoy a discounted artist retreat vacation in Hawaii.
Unlike our original community with only one space, we are looking for creative people who wish to ‘get away from it all’ for stays of a minimum of three months.
Phase 1 is ideal for the creative person or couple who wants to enjoy affordable solitude in Hawai! Stays will be for a minimum of three months so this is the perfect option for someone or a couple who would like to get away for awhile and be a creator! This is why we are calling it Hedonisia Solitude!
Hedonisia Hawaii Rebirth! Calls to Action!
There is a Hawaiian saying: “Ukuli’i ka pua, onaona I ka mau’u” (tiny is the flower, yet it scents the grasses all around it). It translates to ‘small things can have a great influence’.
Hedonisia was a unique EcoFeminist Community. We are trying to build publicity for our rebirth through social media and the press to increase our chances of our story going viral and international.
- Hedonisia Rebirth Crowdfund Campaign. Our land is mostly covered by lava but there is a beautiful 1-acre sliver of green left which has allowed us to map out our future community plans when we decide to return. Help us rebuild.
- Publicity. Our hope is to take the ideas we worked on in our community and bring them out to the world. Even if you can’t donate, please post about us on social media or subscribe to the Hedonisia YouTube Channel.
For those who can’t make it to Hawaii, you are welcome to:
- visit our Activist & EcoFeminist Web Portfolio, to see our products and services,
- be a Virtual Volunteer!
The Hedonisia philosophy: We try to show that it is possible create a community and to make a living by being a ‘pleasurable activist’!
Thanks to all of you who support us and the work we are doing.
Community Director – Mojo Mustapha