How to Live in Community: A model for social entrepreneurs in the city or in the country!
To create a sustainable community or business is a great challenge. This Handbook should help to make your journey easier!
Since our founding in 2004, we developed practices that created harmony among members at Hedonisia while running a profitable eco-community.
These guidelines can be applied to any community. The issues we faced are shared by many small communities around the world.
Though our community was destroyed by the 2018 Kilauea volcanic eruption, the lessons we learned live on.Mojo Mustapha – Hedonisia Community Director
A Manual for Social Entrepreneur Community Management!
All communities are created with the best of intentions. Nobody wishes for their community to fail!
However, even if a community is based on amazing philosophies and ideas, it can still destroy itself over little details like day-to-day operation, financial issues, and of course, personality clashes.
To be truly sustainable, an intentional community must be economically viable. Ideally, it should generate enough income from activities aligned with community values in order to grow and evolve.
For example, the Hedonisia community funding is based on ecotourism and social entrepreneur projects with a focus on women’s issues.
Topics covered in the Hedonisia Handbook:
- Community of Individuals
- Property Project Management
- Introduction to Social Enterprise
- Sustainable Community OverviewCommunity Safety & Security
- Hedonisia Eco-Practices
- Ethical PR & Human Relations
- ‘Black Hat’, ‘Grey Hat’ and ‘White Hat’ characters
- Sustainable Community Management Guidelines
- Working with Intern Community Manager Team Members
The Hedonisia Handbook is applicable to a community in the country or in the city. We have used Hedonisia guidelines in our 2-Bedroom ‘Micro-Community’ Apartment in Portland OR!
As our projects continue to evolve and grow, so does the Hedonisia Handbook! This is why it is an online resource only. It is being continually updated.
Following the example of Mother Nature, we believe that continual evolution is the only way for a social enterprise to grow as it faces new challenges! So this is not a “static” ebook. As long as you are a member you will see updates!
Hedonisia Community Entrepreneur Membership
Members receive access to the Hedonisia Handbook. This ebook is also for those who live in an urban area and wish to create an Urban ‘micro-community’.
Through hard work and experimentation, we developed a practical set of guidelines and ideas that allowed us to evolve and grow over the years into a sustainable community.
Once you click to Purchase membership you will be directed to our parent site, Hedonisia.com. As part of your membership you receive free access to the Activist Entrepreneur. This e-course shows how to create a business which works to create changes in politics and law that promote social, progressive, feminist or environmental causes.