Destruction & Creation
Pioneer Community Rebirth & Puna Resilience Program
Hawaii Camping Start Date: December 2021
The 2018 Kilauea volcano eruption destroyed Hedonisia Hawaii Eco-community. Our community is still under lava. We have to lobby with the government for road access to our property.
For our post-volcano reconstruction, we are planning a tiny home community in Hawaii.
Depending on road access, we will be starting with the first tiny home on our volcano land in December 2021.
Work & Educational Volunteer, Intern, and Resident Opportunities
Even if you don’t have building skills you can still be a volunteer. There are many jobs an unskilled person can do, as long as they have an enthusiasm for learning.
Our first lodgings will be rustic, with only minimal amenities. However, you will enjoy a volcanic Hawaii camping experience on a very unique piece of land. We seek pioneers during this informal period when we will be rebuilding. In Phase 1, we can offer stays with basic Hawaii camping and tent lodgings.
There are only 15 hours per week of volunteer time. It will be on a flexible basis while we are building. So you will have lots of time to enjoy Hawaii.
Volunteer stays during Phase 1 can be as little as one week. The cost is affordable for this working vacation. Hawaii Camping lodgings are $60 per wk or $200 per month for Pioneer Volunteers. Discounts can be given for those with construction experience.
Hedonisia Community Director, Mojo will be on the island during this period. Mojo is happy to give free and paid tours to different island attractions as well as grocery and beach trips.
From January 2022, we are offering Volunteer, Intern & Guest Programs for those who wish to stay for 3 months or longer.
During this phase you will be reliant on bringing in resources which is why we recommend having a car. In Phase 2, the eco-hut will have no electricity or water. Drinking water is freely available from a public stand 2 miles away. Electricity will be solar chargers or power packs.
Calls to Action
Pele, the Hawaiian Goddess of the volcano, is a female deity. So it ironic She chose to destroy a unique, popular ecofeminist community supporting female empowerment. Such are the ironies of life.
There is a Hawaiian saying: "Ukuli'i ka pua, onaona I ka mau'u" (tiny is the flower, yet it scents the grasses all around it). It translates to 'small things can have a great influence'. We continue working on the projects in our Activist & EcoFeminist Web Portfolio that made our community such a unique place.
Moving forward, we are working on options to rebirth the Hedonisia community.
We own another small piece of land. It was spared from the current lava flow. It is a great temporary home for a beautiful cozy 'Hedonisia Artist & Creative Colony'. So we are selling it to raise funds to rebuild on our original land.
1. Hedonisia Hawaii Rebirth
Hedonisia was a unique EcoFeminist Community. We are trying to build publicity for our rebirth through social media and the press to increase our chances of our story going viral and international.
- Hedonisia Rebirth Crowdfund Campaign. Our land is mostly covered by lava but there is a beautiful 1-acre sliver of green left which has allowed us to map out our future community plans when we decide to return. Help us rebuild.
- visit our Activist & EcoFeminist Web Portfolio, to see the web projects, products and services, that made our community such a unique place in paradise.
- be a Virtual Volunteer.
2. Follow us on social media
The Hedonisia philosophy: We try to show that it is possible create a community and to make a living by being a 'pleasurable activist'.
We have shed many tears over our loss. However, we have not given up! Thanks to all of you who support us and the work we are doing.
3. Send Donations to Help us Rebuild
You can make direct donations with Paypal to help us with our immediate needs.