The 2018 Kilauea Volcano Eruption

The Destruction of Hedonisia Hawaii

On May 26, 2018, lava from the Kilauea volcano eruption destroyed all the buildings of the Hedonisia Eco-Community. Approximately 75% of the property was covered in lava.

One of the founding principles of Hedonisia was the Buddhist concept of "loving non-attachment". Our community was located in Lava Zone 1, on Kilauea Volcano's lower East Rift Zone. We always knew there was a chance that we could be affected. But just like all those who live along the San Andreas earthquake fault in the West Coast of America, we never thought it would happen to us.

But it did. We loved our community. Now it has been taken away in a flood of lava and the principle of loving non-attachment is really hitting home for us as we grieve the loss of our community which can be seen here in our Pre-Volcano Hedonisia Archive.

Before the Eruption

Our Intern Video gives a great overview of what our community looked like before the eruption. It also shows the various projects we worked on that gave us reason to identify ourselves as the 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.

The day Hedonisia burned . . .

Hedonisia Eco-Community being taken by lava from the Kilauea eruption
May 26, 2018: Mojo's personal home was called the Jungle Cottage. You can see it burning in the photo. Hedonisia Eco-Community being taken by the Kiluea Volcano. Photo courtesy of the US Geological Survey.

After the Kilauea Volcano Eruption

I'm currently working on a new video outlining our rebuilding program. But my first post-volcano visit in January 2019.

We want to return and rebuild when it is safe to do so. Please support our effort to rebuild our eco-community

Rebirth Hedonisia Hawaii Crowdfund

Mahalo for your help in our time of need.