Pre-Volcano Community Archive Pages

Hedonisia History – Pre-Volcano Community Historical Archive

We are preserving these web pages as a testimonial to the pre-volcano community we loved for 14 precious years. We hope you enjoy this memorial to our pre-volcano community and support us as we attempt to rebuild.

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.

Other Important Pre-Volcano Hedonisia pages

  • Photo History Blog. This is how our community looked like in the 14 years before the lava destroyed it.
  • Hedonisia Green Vacations. This is our eco-vacation rental site showing are all the lodgings we had on the property before the lava flow covered them.


Hedonisia Hawaii Eco-Community post-volcano content is now located at our sister site: