When we purchased the property in 2004 it was a junk yard filled with rusting vehicles. We persevered, and slowly the land evolved into a sustainable community based on eco-tourism!
Many meetings, friendships and connections have started at Hedonisia and then continued. Hedonisia “alumni” can see friends and people who were here when they were.
If you stayed here we invite you to send photos by email that you took at Hedonisia!
And if you are a brand new visitor, we hope you enjoy our meandering Photo History of Hedonisia. You can see why we love this place so much!
Hedonisia Eco-Community Photo History
Photos coming soon!
Photos coming soon!
Our intern team is not permanent. It is ever changing with new intern team members arriving and leaving throughout the year.
This is our most up to date group! Do not be surprised if you show up and there is a new face you do not see below!
Each Intern is drawn to Hedonisia for a different reason. Yet, as a community of individuals, they come together and work harmoniously managing the community and web projects.
As individuals, they add their own twist to the intern team experience creating a fluid community dynamic that is ever-changing.
We list each intern, sometimes with a link to one of their focus projects which they work on as part of their intern manager duties.
2018 Intern Cassandra in South Hawaii
Symphony – Intern 2018
If you are a past intern and do not see your picture, feel free to send us one of your time at Hedonisia. We have had at least a couple hundred interns in our history so it is hard to keep updating everyone’s photos.
Community Intern Alumni & Friends of Hedonisia!
We have had so many great interns in our history that we are trying to add those who made a great impression and left as friends!
Francesca Art Focus Intern
Symphony – Intern 2018
Joey – 2017 Activist Entrepreneur Intern
Rachel – Hedo Intern from Utah
Emma – UK Intern in the Jungle!
Annika: German Intern with a machete!
Joanna – Assistant Anchor Intern Fall 2015
Susan – Body Focus 2014/5
Jake – 2014 Body Focus
Ka Wai – Intern from Macau
Victoria – French Intern 2014
Cody Intern 2014 – Body Focus
Sierra: Hurricane Iselle Intern!
Max – Hedonisia Handbook Focus Intern 2014
Fiona – Danish Intern 2014
Kat – 2014 Intern from Netherlands
Abraham – 1st Indian Intern!
2014 Eco-Feminist Intern Rhiannon
Cheyanne – 2014 Intern: Focus: Feminist Entrepreneur
2014 Community Intern Brandon – Tech Focus
Jake – Intern Member 2014: Eco-Building Focus
Our Youngest Intern! 18-year old Vanilla from Austria
Monique on Heart Work!
Andy – Intern Manager 2013
Jordie – Anchor Manager 2013
Craig with Jackfruit! Intern Spring 2013
Lauren 2012 Manager & Focus on Web Projects
Joie Summer 2012 Hero Intern Manager!
Hans Winter 2012 Body Focus Handyman Intern
Colleen with Midnight 2012 Intern
Chishimba 2007 Assistant Manager
Heidi & Briana 2008 Honeymooning Managers
Brandon & Cassondra 2012 Manager Couple who met at Hedonisia!
Travis 2007 Hedonisia Assistant Manager
Monique Winter 2013 Heart Focused Manager
Shawna – Summer 2013
Chris & Alice 2008 Management Couple
Lisa Summer 2008 Assistant Manager
Intern Jill 2012 – Hedonisia Handbook
Rosa – Earliest Hedo Manager! 2006
Matt & Earen 2011 Management Team
As a Friend of Hedonisia you enjoy the following benefits:
- Priority Intern or Volunteer: Friends of Hedonisia are welcome to return to Hedonisia Hawaii. Because we already know who they are, we try to give them a higher priority especially if we have to choose between them and an applicant who is not known to us or if we have an Over Quota of Applicants.
- Volunteer & Intern Fees Reduced! If you return for as a Fair-Trade Volunteer you do not have to pay for the initial 1-Week Tryout Fee, only the weekly volunteer fee.
If you return as an Intern:
- within three months then there no extra charge for any Training Update.
- after 3 months returnees only have to pay a $100 Training Update Fee.
- after 1 year returning interns only have to pay a $200 Retraining Fee.
- Hardship Discount: If you are unable to pay the discounted rate due to financial or personal hardship then write to us and we will do our best to work something out. If you were a hero who really helped us in the past we will try to return the favor. That’s what friends are for 🙂
Intern Sustainable Community Manager Links: We are happy to answer quick questions but we also require that you are familiar about this unique internship by reading the following links:
We are getting more and more interns and volunteers who are attracted to our Jungle Queen model of female empowerment!
Emma from UK on Heart Repair Work!
Rainforest Volunteers in Hawaii
Hedonisia Volunteer Sophie using a pick-ax to tame the jungle
One of the first hibiscus flowers of Spring
Pleasureful is a morning’s work in the rainforest!
Cleo is cute and so is recycling!
Khalifa says, “Make sure you spray that mat with tea tree oil after each use!”
Hedonisia volunteer Charlotte beautifies Kahuna Cabin
Volunteer Marlane’s rendition of a Jungle Queen
Mojo shares a laugh with Barbara (the hen) in the Smoking Temple
Cleo presides over the Pussy Palace
Friends do a yoga sesh in the Yoga Barn at Hedonisia
Volunteers Lora (Bulgaria) and Charlotte (Connecticut) pose by Garden R
Emily, Amy and Brigid working in Hedonisia’s own volcanic crater!
Intern Lauren shows us how it’s done with the chainsaw!
Volunteer Noelani refreshes with coconut water
Anna, Emily and Rachel after pulling weeds all morning
Hitchhiking in Hawaii