Hedonisia Hawaii Community History

Crowdfund to Rebirth Hedonisia 2.0. Our little eco-community welcomed visitors from around the world. Now we ask the world to make a contribution, or to publicize our cause to help rebirth Hedonisia Hawaii from the ashes of the volcano.

A Brief Community History of our Rainforest Home in Hawaii!

When we purchased the land in 2004, it was a junkyard with rusted vehicles strewn around the property. Our iconic volcanic crater was filled with garbage, tires and scrap metal.

hawaii eco tourism volunteers couples
Cozy Nook Hut

Jungle foliage had grown over much of the junk. It was only when we began to clean up the land that we realized what a gigantic polluted mess we had bought!

Slowly, over the years, and with the enthusiastic help of many Volunteers and Interns, we began to restore the land to its natural beauty. At our own expense, we removed 18 junked vehicles left by the previous owner. We also took out 7 truckloads of industrial garbage and over 50 tires from the Jungle Volcanic Crater.

As you can see in our Community History of Photos, there are still a few old vehicle relics around the property from the pre-Hedo days. However, the land has been mostly restored to its natural beauty.

Our volcanic crater is now one of the most popular attractions on the property! We divided the property into 26 ‘gardens’ that are either decorative or produce food for our volunteers and guests.

Our environmental work does not stop there. We are active in local politics supporting legislation that protects communities such as ours that face continual government persecution.

And though we do a lot of land and agricultural work, our community history continues to evolve. Our community is never stagnant!

We now operate as an ‘eco-feminist‘ community. We specialize in female empowering Mind, Body and Heart work, bringing a more feminist focus to our community. Men get the opportunity to be in a community that is working both online and at the community level for female equality.

Hedonisia History – Pre-Volcano Home Page – Historical Archive May 4, 2018

We will never get back what we lost. However, as we try to evolve from the ashes, we are preserving these web pages as a testimonial to the wonderful community we loved for 14 precious years.

Welcome to Hedonisia Hawaii, a former junkyard remodeled as a sustainable community on Hawaii’s Big Island. The wonderfully weird hostel offers rugged adventure, … and just the right amount of crazy. If only all junkyards could get second lives as hedonistic, environmentally-friendly communes. Huffington Post

EcoTourism in Hawaii! Hedonisia Hawaii is a sustainable community located on 4 acres of lush rainforest in Puna, Hawaii.

Community-based ecotourism is a great way to live, work and socialize with other travelers. This is what makes Hedonisia so different from traditional tourist establishments! With like-minded participants, many friendships and relationships have blossomed at our little community in paradise!

Photo History. Our community has been hosting ‘eco-tourists’ and ‘volun-tourists’ from around the world since 2004!

Community experience options at Hedonisia!

Cozy Nook Eco-Hut
Cozy Nook Eco-Hut

Our quirky green lodgings range from a cozy studio cottage with ensuite bathroom and kitchen to rustic eco-huts made from recycled materials.

We also offer hostel-style dorm lodgings (with only 2-beds!) and private camping spots.

Jungle Queen Volunteers: Hawaii EcoTourism!
Jungle Queen Volunteers!

Our Fair-trade volunteers enjoy an eco-holiday in Hawaii at a reduced rate by doing 12 hours of voluntary work in exchange for a discount on lodgings.

As best as we can, we try to match volunteers with work that they have the enthusiasm to do! However, our land is like a ‘jungle gym’ so you can enjoy a great workout in paradise!

Canadian Intern Kathleen
2017 Intern Kathleen

Learn to manage an eco-tourist community in Hawaii! We offer a 3-week Intern Training, which, if you complete successfully, allows you to become part of the Hedonisia Intern Community Manager Team!

This residential program is for Interns who wish to stay in Hawaii from two months up to one year. After your 3-week training, you work only 2 days a week! This leaves 5 days free to find a job, work on your own projects or simply enjoy paradise!

Eco-feminism Community in Hawaii
Jungle Queen Intern!

In addition to ecotourism, the Hedonisia community manages activist and ecofeminist entrepreneur projects with a global reach.

We encourage female empowerment with our Jungle Queen program at the community, and with our EcoFeminist Entrepreneur Web Portfolio.