While we grieve the loss of our community from the 2018 Kilauea volcano eruption, we continue work on the Hedonisia rebirth.
After years of delay from the government in building road access, we are still unable to return to our property to rebuild. Our original land is 75% covered in lava. It has a beautiful green oasis which did not get covered. This is known as a kipuka in the Hawaiian language. The Hedonisia Kipuka is pictured in the above image.
While waiting to return to our lava land, we are creating an eco-friendly tiny home on a nearby property that is closer to the ocean. Hedonisia Guava Land is a model of sustainable camping using primarily locally sourced building materials.
We are also partnering with Kamaili Forest Farms, a nearby family run farming and community startup.
Creative Social Activism & Environmentalism
Hedonisia manages a portfolio of social entrepreneur projects with a focus on gender equality, reproductive rights, pleasurable activism, diversity and free speech.
Our projects were started at the pre-volcano Hedonisia Eco-Feminist Community with the help of interns and volunteers from around the world.
We offer educational and sustainable tools for activist entrepreneurs, ecofeminists and other creative people who wish to make a living by making a difference.
Our projects are based on principles we practiced at Hedonisia Hawaii. Living in paradise allowed us to practice 'pleasurable activism'. We worked hard to play a role in improving the world but also to have fun doing so.
It was a foundation of our community to show how social entrepreneurship can play a role in addressing various problems both in society and the environment. We continue to do this work post-volcano with the Hedo Feminista Web Portfolio.
From March 2023 we hope there will finally be road access so we can rebuild on our volcano property. We are NOT able to offer any space here until the government restores road access as the streets were inundated by lava.
Post-volcano options to enjoy a volunteer vacation for a discounted stay in Hawaii
- Hedonisia Guava Land. We are offering camping accommodations at our nearby property. The land is a beautiful guava forest where we are also building a sustainable eco-friendly tiny home and a parcours-style outdoor Guava Gym. This property is a short drive to Kehena Beach and the Isaac Hale warm ponds.
- Kamaili Forest Farm. Long-time friends started a farming community nearby. They are offering affordable volunteer and guest stays on their land. This property has a beautiful rambling jungle house and a Hexagon and Rainbow huts.