‘Jungle Queen’ or ‘Prissy Prince(ss)’!

Hedonisia is an eco-feminist community. However, despite our emphasis on female empowerment and equality, we noticed that many women who arrive here are often a little afraid of nature!

Urban females can sometimes freak out if they see a spider or other ‘creepy crawlies’! They will shudder if they hear a strange sound and treat the jungle like it’s a horror movie!

We are not being gender-specific! However, we describe a real issue; the fact that many urban dwellers of any gender, are challenged by living harmoniously in nature.

We help you rediscover your inner Jane or Tarzan to be a ‘Jungle Queen’ or ‘King of the Jungle’ rather than a complaining ‘Prissy Prince(ss)’! It is more empowering feeling for women rather than feeling dependent on a man to protect them from nature!

With tongue firmly in cheek, here are some of the main differences:

Complaining Prissy Prince(ss)!

Empowered Jungle Queen or King!

• Does not appreciate the work we are doing. Only sees we are not like a ‘normal’ hotel. And then complains accordingly!

• Comes to a rain forest located in the rainforest and then complains about the rain!

• Complains to anyone and everyone to make ‘allies’ for their ’cause’ creating negativity for the entire community.

• Did not read the website thoroughly to understand the program, community, surroundings, transport etc.

• Instead, blames us for not being the fantasy community that they created in their head.

• Wants to sanitize, bleach and kill all the germs and mold in the jungle!

• Sees an insect or hears a jungle sound and ‘freaks out’!

• Wants everything to be exact and predictable.

Ψ Sees the ‘big picture’ and appreciates that it took a lot of work to get this community to the place it is at.

Ψ Finds it challenging and rewarding to ‘work in the land’ and is okay with a little dirt and mud!

Ψ Knows that a woman can be strong and still feminine

Ψ Feels empowered in nature when she does not feel that she needs a man to ‘scare away the spiders’!

Ψ Willing to work on solutions rather than just being a complainer.

Ψ Proud of the scratches that come from living in the rainforest!

Ψ Understands that living in a rain forest in a lava zone requires flexibility and adaptability and ENJOYS a little unpredictability!

Ψ Wants to learn and grow physically, emotionally and intellectually. Appreciates the rain forest as a great place to do so!

We try our best to accommodate the sensitivities of all of our visitors. However, it only takes one complaining prince(ss) to bring down the energy of everyone in the community!

It’s totally fine to come to Hedonisia as a Prissy Princess! We understand that many women (and men!) at our community have delicate sensibilities. Many have known only soft urban living.

However, even the most urban ‘prissy princess’ female can adapt to rainforest living if they arrive with an open mind!

Life begins outside of your comfort zone! You’re a lot less fragile than you think! We hope to inspire you to be a Jungle Queen!

As part of their Heart work, many women have created inspirational murals on the property depicting strong warrior jungle queens!

Hedonisia Community Jungle Queen Alumni!

Here is a small fraction of women who for the most part, have never lived in a jungle but who adapted well to their rain forest home at Hedonisia up to when the volcano hit our property in May.

We only list 3 Jungle Queens per year! So please don’t be offended if you are not listed!


intern in Hawaii
Kim started as an Intern when the volcano hit.
Hawaii Jungle Queen Volunteer!
Olivia Jungle Queen Volunteer!
Volunteer Carpenter & Builder in Hawaii
Volunteer Carpenter & Builder – Beaulah


Female Jungle Intern
Francesca: Eco-Feminism
Female Eco-Builders
Karrie: Building Work
Jungle Queen Interns
Kesi on Heart Work


Fire Ant Control in Puna
German Alexandra on Fire Ant Patrol!
Intern in Hawaii
Intern Katelyn
Eco-Feminist Community
Emma from England – Eco-Feminist Focus


Hawaii Heart, Body, Brain Focus Intern!

Heather: Eco-Feminist

Anchor Intern in Hawaii

Kate – Anchor Intern


Canadian Volunteer in Hawaii
Ashlynn: Volunteer
Jungle Intern in Hawaii
Sierra: Jungle Queen!
Manager in Hawaii
Susan: Jungle Garden


Senior Volunteers in Hawaii
Elka Volunteer 2013
Austrian Intern in Hawaii
Vanilla Intern 2013
Fiona with BB Gun. Empowered Intern!
Fiona Intern 2013/4


German Voluntourist in Hawaii
German Tourist Denise
Hawaii Winter Intern
Colleen – Intern
Hawaii Volunteer EcoTourism
EcoTourist Alice


Female Interns in Hawaii
Christina Interning with Barbara the Chicken!
Hawaii Bookings and Reservations Director
Former Bookings Director Linda with Mojo
English EcoTourist in Hawaii
Nadia – UK Monthly Guest


Jasmine 2010 Artist Volunteer
Jasmine Art Volunteer
Canadian Artist Volunteer
Canadian Artist
Willi - Hawaii Manager
Willi – Hedo Manager


British Volunteer in Hawaii
Leanda – UK Volunteer
Michaella UK Volunteer
Michaella UK Volunteer
Shae Yoga Volunteer
Shae – Yoga Volunteer


Volunteers from England in Hawaii
Michaella Volunteer
Intentional Community Manager in Hawaii
Lisa Manager
Hawai'i Eco-Community Volunteer
Christian Volunteer


Chishimba Hawaii Community Manager
Chishimba Manager
Swedish Volunteer in Hawaii
Nastasjia Volunteer
Rachel Ecstatic Dance Volunteer
Rachel Volunteer


New Yorker in Hawaii
Allison Volunteer
Karene in Hawaii
Karene BFF
From Mexico to Hawaii
Rosa Manager


Volunteer Tattoo in Hawaii
Christine Volunteer
Angel in Hawaii
Angel Volunteer
Hawaii Jungle Queen
Emily Volunteer


Althea Houk in Hawaii 2004
Althea Stepdaughter
Mojo in Hawaii 2004
Mojo Original Princess!
Ex-wife in Hawaii
Leah Wisconsin