In 2018, Hedonisia Hawaii Eco-Community was covered by lava from the Kilauea Volcano Eruption. While we grieve the loss of our community in paradise, we have not given up. We have been busy working on the Hedonisia rebirth.
We have received support for our crowdfund and from FEMA. However, the local Hawaii government has not been very helpful thus far. As of this writing, they have given us zero help despite us applying for assistance in multiple areas. We are still fighting to get them to build the road back so we can access our property.
Though this may change with the new administration, the government is not supporting the redevelopment of the water and electric infrastructure in our area. We would be forced to accept their buyout offer which is much less than the value of the property which was a junkyard when we bought it in 2004.
We have been net taxpayers in Hawaii since the creation of our community. So it does feel very hurtful to be treated this way.
If we do get to rebuild, we hope to start with a tiny home. They are becoming more popular as a simple affordable way to live. This eco-hut is being built on a nearby guava forest grove which we own on land that was not destroyed in the eruption.
To help us raise funds, and due to COVID 19, we are offering a parcel of partially developed land for sale. Thus we can concentrate our funds and resources on our original lava-covered land.
- Tentative Start Date: December 2021
For artists, writers, and other creative people who want a longer stay in a quiet space to be creative! We are accepting reservations for our first eco-hut which will be a smaller space of creativity and contemplation.
The educational aspects of our programs are perfect for local residents who wish to learn about our community, agricultural, entrepreneur, and tiny home programs to foster Puna community resilience.
However, for long-term visitors or residents, we offer opportunities that are ideal for friends, individuals, or a couple who wish to stay for three months or longer. Please note. This will be a very rustic lodging with basic facilities. The idea is simple solitude in a guava forest. You will need a car for this rental. However, our residential rates are very affordable.
We created the Hedonisia Rebirth Crowdfund Campaign to help us rebuild. Please feel free to donate. Thanks to all of you who support us and the work we are doing.