On May 27, 2018, Hedonisia Hawaii was covered by lava from the Kilauea Volcano Eruption.
Our beloved community now only exists in our memories and on our Archive History.
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’.
Our hope is to take the ideas we worked on in our community and bring them out to the world.
And when it safe and feasible to do so, we will return to Hawaii, the land of our community’s birth.
Thanks to all of you who support us and the work we are doing!
Post-Volcano 1st Visit
Post-Volcano Hedonisia Activities
The original property is completely destroyed. There is nothing remaining from our former home in paradise except for 5 tires leading up to what was the Ocean View Hut.
The land is 50 – 120 feet higher than before and covered in lava except for a beautiful C-shaped ‘kipuka’ which Ocean View was once part of.
We have shed many tears over our loss. However, we have not given up. These are our rebirth options.
- Satellite Hedonisia Communities. We are negotiating with owners of three properties in the area to offer variations of the Hedonisia volunteer, intern, and guest programs. One property is called Hedonisia Kunihi Nui and is located by the steam vents from the recent eruption. And the other is tentatively called Hedonisia Lava Lookout as it has amazing views of the ocean and recent lava flow.
- Hedonisia Solitude Artist Colony! – Writers & Creatives in a Residential Community. We plan to create a temporary mini-Hedonisia on a nearby property, which was not destroyed by the flow. Beginning Summer 2019, our first hut will be very rustic, with only minimal amenities. However, it will be very cheap at $250 a month, and we will be offering a scaled down Intern and volunteer programs. Ideal for the person who wants solitude!
- Eventually, we will rebuild on the same land. It will take time as roads are built again to the area. The kipuka which is a green piece of land not covered by the flow provides a stunning backdrop. This green oasis approximately 1 acre in size would allow us to still grow plants for our agriculture needs.
Hedonisia Hawaii Rebirth!
To prepare for our eventual return, we created the Hedonisia Rebirth Crowdfund Campaign to help us rebuild.
Let the world know!
Even if you can’t donate please donate, post on your Facebook, Tweet, Instagram, Tumblr, link to Hedonisia from your website. Or simply let your friends know by talking about it!
Hedonisia was a unique EcoFeminist Community. We are trying to build publicity for our cause through social and traditional media. The more we get, no matter how small, the greater our chances are of our story going viral and international.