Ahupuaa Village

Last updated: April 17, 2015 (7 months ago)

Listing created on: May 14, 2006

Ahupuaa Village

(Kapaa, Hawaii, United States)

  • Status: Established
  • Started Planning: 1996
  • Start Living Together: 1996
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Contact Name: Hedda
  • Phone: 4153423027
  • Address:
    PO Box 978
    Kapaa, Hawaii, 96746
    United States
  • Visitor Process

    Visitors accepted: Yes
    Please email, write, or call. We have rustic accommodations for visitors when available.

  • Membership Process

    Open to new Members: Yes

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.


  • Adult Members: 24
  • Child Members: 4
  • Non-member Residents: 5
  • Percent Women: 31-40%
  • Percent Men: 51-60%
  • Percent Transgender: 0%
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Additional Comments: currently partial zen buddhist

Social Factors

  • Common Spiritual Practice(s): Eclectic (integrates multiple religious or spiritual beliefs)
  • Education Style(s): Up to each individual


  • Type: Ecovillage (organized around ecology and sustainability.)
  • 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

Land and Buildings

  • Area: 3 acres
  • Land owned by: A subgroup of community members
  • Current Number of Residences: 5
  • Planned renewable energy generation: 50-75%
  • Additional Comments: to some extent

Labor and Money

  • Shared Income: Members have completely independent finances
  • Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: Yes
  • Open to members with existing debt: Yes (some debts)


  • Required Labor Contribution: 0


  • Additional Comments: Fruits and produce from the garden




  • Shared meals: 1-3 times per month
  • Current food produced: Up to 25%


  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: Not at all important – people may eat however they individually choose.
  • Dietary Practice: Mostly Vegetarian


  • Alcohol Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.


  • Tobacco Use: No~ this community does not permit tobacco use.


  • Additional comments: Mostly raw and vegetarian


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)

Fair Housing Laws

This community acknowledges that their listing does not include any potential violations of the Fair Housing Law, or that they do not provide housing. For any questions about this topic please see our Content Policies and contact FIC with any questions or concerns:


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
Special thanks to the sponsors of our Art of Community Events.
Bryan Bowan Architects California Cohousing International Communes Desk ICSA NICA Wolf Creek Lodge