After 14 years of existence in paradise, our community was covered. Hedonisia went from a successful community hosting visitors from around the world to a volcanic lava field. Hedonisia now exists in our photos and hearts.
We received many warm, loving messages from former guests who were positively affected by our community. Visitors often talked about lifelong connections forged at Hedonisia.
EcoTourists liked our green philosophy. Interns and volunteers enjoyed the opportunity to work on the Hedonisia EcoFeminist Entrepreneur Projects.
We did this on a relatively small budget. We never took charity because we wanted to show that a community business could be idealistic and profitable. Many interns, volunteers, and guests loved being able to work on projects they were passionate about.
This fundraising campaign is for the Hedonisia Hawaii Community Rebirth
After the flow I revisited the property in 2019 and 2020. All is not lost. There is one-acre of green land left which was not covered by lava. The green land surrounded by lava is called a kipuka. It is the upper lip of what used to be our jungle crater. The surrounding lava land can be bulldozed and is suitable for rebuilding. In fact, part of it was already bulldozed by other nearby landowners who were creating a private road.
The Hedonisia Rebirth Community will change but will hold the same ideals of sustainable community living, pleasurable activism and promoting gender equality through female empowerment.
The Hedonisia approach of pleasurable activism was very successful in attracting idealistic people. Living in our community was a wonderful place to make lifelong friends.
The local Hawaii government has promised to rebuild roads so we can return to our original property.
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Thank you and aloha.
Hedonisia Hawaii Eco Community
March 27, 2018. Jungle Queen volunteer Beulah fixing the Eco-Toilet Roof. This photo was taken 2 months before it was destroyed. We will never be able to recreate pre-volcano Hedonisia.
We hope to take the ideas and inspiration from 14 years and create a different an even better eco-community. The land is a blank canvas. One side faces the ocean. And the other faces the still streaming lava vents of the 2018 eruption.
Part of the land has already been bulldozed. So we have a foundation for building our first tiny home. And it has a lovely ocean view.
We invite you to help us in our effort to rebuild. Aloha.
- David Chen
- scott newcomb
- Rebecca Thompson
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