In the Black Sands Subdivision near Kalapana, we own two lots of undeveloped land about 14 miles away from the original Hedonisia property.
This land was not in the flow path so is relatively unaffected by the 2018 Kilauea eruption.
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.
We are looking for applicants who wish to come to Hawaii from summer 2019 onwards!
Hedonisia Solitude allows much more time for you to settle down and be creative in ‘island time’!
Our new mini-Hedonisia is 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: Summer 2019 – Artists & Creatives in Solitude!
We hope to have our first eco-hut built by summer 2019.
For this initial jungle hut, we are looking for pioneers who wish to live in an environment of rustic solitude!
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. We are using a Home Bio-Gas Toilet which creates cooking gas from compost and toilet waste.
Post-Volcano Hedonisia Solitude – Volunteer, Intern & Guest Programs
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!
Due to the fact that this is a single eco-hut, all options are available for a minimum 3-month stay.
a) Guest Stay:
Single adult or couple: $350 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!
c) Volunteer Program
$150 per month. The volunteer work requirement is 12 hours a week on brain, heart or body work. Please, Note. The volunteer program is only available starting from November 2019.
Heart, Body & Brain Work!
Based on their experience and interests, volunteers, guests or interns can still choose to work on any of the sites in the Hedonisia Creative & EcoFeminist Entrepreneur Portfolio as part of their Mind Work.
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.
Phase 2: Pioneer Builder for 2nd Hedonisia Eco-Hut!
Accepting Reservations from November 2019 onwards!
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!
- 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.
- Eco-Construction and Eco-Builder. Resourceful roofers or builders who can build and repair 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!