Hedonisia Solitude: Creative & Artist Residency Program

A Micro-Community of Solitude & Creativity

The original Hedonisia property is going to be relatively inaccessible for months or even years due to the area being covered in lava from the Kilauea volcanic eruption. Moving forward, we are using our other land to start Hedonisia Solitude: Creative Artist Colony. 

In the Black Sands Subdivision near Kalapana, we own undeveloped land about 14 miles away from the original Hedonisia property.

Our goal is to create a tiny community here, and then move back to our original property once roads are built and there is access to the area again.

Strawberry Guava Hedonisia Solitude
Strawberry Guava Closeup

We are looking for applicants who wish to come to Hawaii from December 2019 onwards!

Hedonisia Solitude gives you the time and space to settle down and be creative in ‘island time’!

Our new mini-Hedonisia has some advantages:

  • 1) There are no fire ants, less rain, and mold!
  • 2) There is less distance to walk to the bathroom at night!
  • 3) Quicker access to the ocean! And closer to Kehena Beach!

Even if you don’t have building skills you can still be a volunteer! We will be clearing guava trees and also doing lava hike reconnaissance missions to the original Hedonisia property to see our rebuilding options.

Phase 1: November 2019 – Artists & Creatives in Solitude!

We hope to have our first eco-hut built by late spring or summer 2019.

For this initial jungle hut, we are looking for pioneers who wish to live in an environment of rustic solitude!

Street View of Black Sands land
Street View of Black Sands land

By beginning as an Artist Colony, we are creating a space that is a peaceful place to work on Hedonisia and their own creative or intellectual projects.

A very rustic creative colony of solitude! The 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. And we are using a cool C-Head compost toilet from.

Post-Volcano Hedonisia Solitude – Volunteer, Intern & Guest Programs

With a smaller land space, there is less strenuous work than on our pre-volcano 4-acre jungle! So both the volunteer and intern programs will be lighter and easier! You will have ample free time to get a job in town or to just be an ‘eco-tourist’!

We are offering a scaled down version of our original Intern and Volunteer programs!

Until we return to our original land, we no longer offer Nightly or Weekly stays. In the Hedonisia Solitude phase, we will only have a single eco-hut.

As a result, all options are available for a minimum 3-month stay.

a) Guest Stay:

Single adult or couple: $300 a month. There is one required 3-hour per week Community Support Shift of maintenance or beautification and working at your own pace!

b) Intern Program!

One-time fee of $695 for a three to six-month stay. The work requirement is 12 hours of heart, body or brain work per week plus property maintenance and upkeep.

c) Volunteer Program

$120 the first week and then $60 for each week after that. The volunteer work requirement is 12 hours a week on brain, heart or body work.

Heart, Body & Brain Work!

Even before the volcano, we noticed an increasing number of volunteers and interns booked stays with us to work on the Hedonisia web projects.

Volunteers, guests or interns can work on the sites in the Hedonisia Creative & EcoFeminist Entrepreneur Portfolio based on their experience and interests.

Under our Heart work option, artistic painters and muralists can also use their skills to paint Hedonisia eco-feminist art murals on our first post volcano eco-hut in the tradition of our original community murals.

However, as a smaller community, there will still be body work whether on the land or in community maintenance chores!

Car Driver Priority!

We give priority to applicants who have the budget to purchase or rent a car as the property is more than a mile from the 130 highway. While it is possible to walk or hitchhike to the main road, it is not advisable as water and supplies need to be brought in.

  • We are not a car rental agency. However, we offer a Honda CRV for guests or interns.
  • The Car Maintenance and Usage Fee for this vehicle is $400 a month.

Special Deal for Skilled Volunteers or Builders

During this stage, we welcome volunteer ‘eco-builders’ who can create ‘tiny homes’. We offer a special rate of $100 flat fee to anyone who has building or carpentry skills.

We love applicants who enjoy work using renewable and recycled materials!

  1. Carpenter – Repairing, improving and building small projects and custom furniture. We try to use materials to build with such as  Strawberry Guava which is a fast-growing tropical hardwood that is an invasive species in Hawaii as well as our various varieties of Bamboo to create eco-friendly tourist lodgings.
  2. Eco-Construction and Eco-Builder. Resourceful builders using eco-friendly methods, recycled materials or Bamboo or other locally sourced wood or scrap building materials.

If you have home building experience feel free to apply to be part of our pioneer team!

Apply for Hedonisia Solitude!

Taking reservations from December 2019 onwards!

For more info please contact:
Mojo – Community Director