5. MOVING TO HAWAII. Do you offer services to help me ‘settle in’ as a new Resident of Hawaii?

28 Feb

Employment & other Practical Details in Moving to Hawaii

Most of our visitors are European, Canadian or American. For Americans who wish to drop out of the rat race, the joys and pleasures of having a piece of paradise are definitely worth moving to Hawaii! And for Euro-Canadians, the advantage of owning land in Hawaii is that it can make it easier to enter the US to visit their property.

Due to our location near the Kilauea volcano, the price of land in the Puna region of Hawaii is much lower than in many areas of America and Europe. Living near a volcano has its risks. However, our high lava zone location means that traditional developers, condominiums, five-star hotels and Walmarts that have destroyed the natural beauty of much of Hawaii are not able to build here because the volcano may take it away!

In this development vacuum, land prices are lower than elsewhere in Hawaii. This gives an opportunity for natural, eco-friendly communities to step in to create opportunities that would otherwise not exist in this area.

In a nutshell, if you have a special interest you can buy a piece of land in Hawaii, create your website and then start attracting like-minded people to come and live with you in your new ‘community’!

Over the years Hedonisia Hawaii has acted as a landing point for many who wish to move to Hawaii island! We offer a number of options for people to stay cheaply, learn and work whilst settling down and finding their dream home in Hawaii:

  1. Cheap Monthly Rates to stay at Hedonisia. Some people want to buy land and settle in a beautiful area of our Hawai’ian paradise. They often will stay with us at our cheap monthly rates which then gives them ample time to drive around and check out properties for sale.
  2. Community, Feminist, & Activist Enterprise Business Coaching. Our area in Hawaii is beautiful and rural but it does not have many jobs! We teach a workshop on ‘C.A.F.E. Enterprise’ or, creating a business that does good in the world!
  3. Fair-Trade Volunteer Program. Being a Fair-Trade volunteer allows you to stay longer while looking for property and in the meantime get an education in rainforest living in Hawaii and learning how to work the land!
  4. Sustainable Community Manager Internship: Many people have a dream of buying land and creating a community in paradise! Of course, it’s not that simple. There are all sorts of challenges that can bring your ideals down to earth very quickly. For example, government permits, screening potential community members, and finances. At Hedonisia, we have gone through most of the hurdles that a community will face and now we can offer that knowledge to others! Being an Intern Manager is a fantastic way to learn sustainable community management, hands-on, from an insider’s perspective.

Employment in the Puna Area

There are not many jobs in the Puna area. With a lot of competition for the few there are, it is up to each visitor to find employment themselves. This is one reason why we encourage new residents to be C.A.F.E. Entrepreneurs!

We do not give advice or referrals until someone has proven themselves as a guest, volunteer or intern in our community. The Puna region is small and we have a good reputation in the local area.  We only refer people when we have had a working experience with them!