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Ahupuaa Village

Last updated: January 11, 2017 (3 months ago)

Listing created on: May 14, 2006

Ahupuaa Village

(Kapaa, Hawaii, United States)

  • Status: Established (At least 4+ adults, 2+ years)
  • Started Planning: 1996
  • Start Living Together: 1996
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Please read the details in Membership below before contacting this community.
  • Contact Name: Hedda
  • Phone: 4153423027
  • Mailing Address:
    PO Box 978
    Kapaa, Hawaii, 96746
    United States

Mission Statement:

Health, Happiness and Longevity

Community Description:

Welcome to Ahupua’a Village! We currently lhave work trade accommodations and would also like to talk to potential community members who have their own income but would like to share the community facilities with us.
We are growing many crops in our beautiful garden and are continuing to build terraces down into our lovely jungle property. 
We are currently looking for workers who can work with us 3 days a week (overall 20 hours) on major projects and daily upkeep of the property and garden.
Ideally a longer-term stay is what we are hoping for, as there is much to learn and it is nice to have consistency. A couple who would be willing to split up tasks of gardening, housekeeping, cooking, carpentry etc. would be a great asset to our project, but individuals are also accepted.
Upon receiving your application, we will send your our Mission Statement, written by our master gardener and team leader. 
Skills in fields of marketing and sales are particularly of interest to us now as well as we are moving closer to becoming a market garden!
We look forward especially to hearing from those of you who are willing to make a 3-month minimum commitment to our project. For shorter stays,we often have a cabin with use of the garden and all facilities, available at about $250 per week. This would enable our visitor and us to determine whether a long stay might be desirable.


  • Type(s): Ecovillage (organized around ecology and sustainability)
  • Location: Small Town


  • Area: 3 acres
  • Current Number of Residences: 5
  • Land owned by: A subgroup of community members
  • Additional Comments: to some extent


  • Adult Members: 24
  • Child Members: 4
  • Non-member Residents: 5
  • Percent Women: 31-40%
  • Percent Men: 51-60%
  • Percent Transgender: 0%
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Visitor Process: Please email, write, or call. We have rustic accommodations for visitors when available.
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Additional Comments: currently partial zen buddhist


  • Decision Making: By a board, council, group of elders, or leadership group
  • Identified Leader: Yes, multiple identified leaders
  • Leadership Core Group: Yes
  • Additional Comments: We have leaders for special tasks.

    consensusand move-in agreement


  • Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: Yes
  • Shared Income: Partial share of income
  • Required Labor Contribution per Week: 0
  • Additional Comments: Fruits and produce from the garden


Sustainability Practices

  • Planned renewable energy generation: 50-75%
  • Current food produced: Up to 25%


  • Shared meals: 1-3 times per month
  • Dietary Practice: Mostly Vegetarian
  • Alcohol Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.
  • Additional Diet Comments: Mostly raw and vegetarian
  • Common Spiritual Practice(s): Eclectic (integrates multiple religious or spiritual beliefs)

Additional Comments

We enjoy the joint maintenance of our gardens, creation of healthy organic meals, marketing of specialty foods and crops, art and architecture.

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Community Network or Organization Affiliations

The Fellowship for Intentional Community (FIC)


Raw food. Sustainability.

We happily link to the following organizations, all of whom share our strong commitment to promoting community and a more cooperative world:
Cohousing The Federation of Egalitarian Communities - Communes Coop Community Cooperative Sustainable Intentional North American Students of Cooperation Global Ecovillage Network