The Destruction of Hedonisia Hawaii
On May 26, 2018, lava from the Kilauea volcano eruption destroyed the Hedonisia Hawaii Eco-Community after 14 years of operation. Approximately 75% of the property is now covered in lava.
The Buddhist concept of “loving non-attachment” has been a hard lesson to swallow.. Our community was located in Lava Zone 1, on Kilauea Volcano’s Lower East Rift Zone. We always knew there was a chance we could be affected by an eruption. But, like many, we never really thought it would happen to us. But it did.
Before the Kilauea Eruption
To give a little taste of what our community was like before the 2018 eruption, I kept our archive Home Page of the Pre-Volcano Hedonisia Hawaii EcoFeminist Community.
During the Eruption.
I was allowed one brief visit to load up a carload of personal possessions on May 10, 2018. This video documents that day when I just had 20 minutes to load up my car and see my property for the last time before it was taken by lava two weeks later.
May 26, 2018: The day Hedonisia burned . . .
Community Director Mojo’s home was called the Jungle Cottage. You can see it burning in the photo. My home for 14 years, the Hedonisia Eco-Community was taken by the Kilauea Volcano. 75% of the property is now covered but there is a beautiful Kipuka of green land remaining.
After the Kilauea Volcano Eruption
We’re currently working on a new video outlining our rebuilding program. This video was the first I made in early 2019 in my first visit after the eruption destroyed Hedonisia.