Community Director

Mojo Mustapha – Community Director & Founder of Hedonisia

The Hedonisia property is the biggest asset of the community. So this loss has been devastating. To lose 90% of your assets and income is one of the most stressful things that can happen to a person. It has been a painful adjustment.

Mojo at Hedonisia Post Volcano
Mojo at Hedonisia Post Volcano – Jan 2019. Arrow points to last original land.

However, we have only one life. So, despite the great sadness, I feel inside, I try to keep a smile on my face and focus on work and rebuilding.

I have moved to Portland where I can continue to work on our EcoFeminist Entrepreneur Portfolio and do public outreach for our Crowdfund Campaign to Rebuild Hedonisia when it is possible.

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Mojo was born in England of Indian heritage with parents from Trinidad.

He studied Sociology and Women’s Studies at in Canada. After university, he started traveling. Thus far he has been to 35 countries.

He lived in many community settings around the world. An Israeli Kibbutz, a Japanese ‘Gaijin House’, a tantric community near Amsterdam and an Ashram in India were among the many alternative communities he was fortunate to have participated in.

Mojo on body work in hawaii
Mojo moving Strawberry Guava at Hedonisia

When Mojo started Hedonisia Hawaii as Community Director in 2004, it was a struggle to clean up the junk and trash on the land left by the previous owner. Nevertheless, the concept of community-based eco-tourism was an immediate success with visitors coming from around the world.

As a Community Director, Mojo was not satisfied with just creating an eco-hostel in paradise! Hedonisia slowly evolved from an eco-hostel to a community based on sustainable tourism and ecofeminism.

Hedonisia Portland Micro-Community!

Mt Tabor Park Portland
Mt Tabor Park Portland

Mojo calls the Portland apartment where he lives, a ‘micro-community’ as he continues to work with virtual and Portland-based volunteers on the Hedonisia Eco-Feminist Web Portfolio as well as managing our community rebirth!