Cinderland Eco Village
Pahoa, Hawaii, United States
- Last updated: October 22, 2016 (7 months ago)
- Listing created on: July 13, 2010
Our vision is a world where everyone lives in ecological harmony. We believe in sustainable, responsible agriculture, like making sure to replenish the soil, saying no to crossbred GMOs, and living in harmony with our animal brethren as well.
Jezus’s mission is to build an eco friendly, self sustaining community starting from barren land and minimal funding. Starting with land, a dream, and many compassionate helping hands, we’ve learned as we progressed and are proud to be an example of how anyone can build a eco-friendly village or homestead like ours.
The main goal is to be completely off the grid, growing all our own food, with complete independence from the modern worlds support. We want to start from nothing and reach complete sustainability with only 20 years of perseverance to do it; and by golly we’re almost there!
We are minutes away from the black sands beach, tide pools, volcano steam vents, warm ponds, Green Lake, “ecstatic dance”, health food store and many farmer’s markets, and neighbors ready to trade produce just around the corner on Papaya Farms Road.
Residents and neighbors gather in our kitchen for shared meals and music daily, as well as for Monday Stone Soup night, our infamous Taco Tuesday potluck, and various other shindigs and drum jams. Our community kitchen also features an in ground fire pit, piano, and bunk beds.
All of our residents are at home in an all-you-can-eat buffet, you can eat whatever you like that grows on the land, we will teach you how to harvest sustainably and trade with the neighbors to keep the cycle going too. The gardens, greenhouse, solar oven, and solar dehydrator are also free for use to anyone who wants to learn.
We welcome people of all backgrounds and nationalities, particularly those that are crazy, open, love the earth and are committed to its preservation.
Come see what we’re about, we would love to have you here,
Raven, M&D of CV
- Status: Established (At least 4+ adults, 2+ years)
- Started Planning: 2000
- Start Living Together: 2000
- Visitors accepted: Yes
- Open to new Members: Yes
- Please read the details in Membership below before contacting this community. Send Message
- Website address: http://www.cinderlandecovillage.com
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cinderlandvillage
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/hashtag/cinderland
- Contact Name: Eugene Andrews
- Phone: (808) 936-3983
- Community Address:
RR2 Box 3316
14-4610 Gov’t Beach Road
Pahoa, Hawaii, 96778
- Type(s): Commune (organized around sharing almost everything), Ecovillage (organized around ecology and sustainability), Shared Housing, Cohouseholding, or Coliving (multiple individuals sharing a dwelling), Unspecified, or Other
- Programs & Activities: Transition Town (post-petroleum and off-grid communities), School, Educational Institute or Experience, Volunteer, Internship, or Apprenticeship, Ethical Business, Investment Group, or Alternative Currency, WWOOF’ing, Guest Farming, Festivals, Conferences, Events
- Location: Rural
- Decision Making: By an individual community leader
- Identified Leader: Yes, multiple identified leaders
- Leadership Core Group: Yes
- Additional Comments:
Managed by arbitrary owners decisions.
Occasionally, the community will make the decision by majority rule.
- Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: Yes
- Regular Fee per Month: $200
- Shared Income: None
- Required Labor Contribution per Week: 5
- Open to members with existing debt: Yes (some debt)
- Additional Comments:
5 hours weekly, Monday for cleaning and Tuesday for projects, mandatory unless prearranged.
One may stay as a WOOFER at 20hrs/week after a one month assessment period.
- Energy Infrastructure: We are totally off grid.
- Current renewable energy generation: 100%
- Energy sources: Solar
- Planned renewable energy generation: 100%
- Current food produced: From 50-75%
- Planned food produced: Almost All, around 90%
- Food produced locally: From 50-75%
- Common Facilities: Common House, Garden(s), Greenhouse(s), Library, Workshop, Outdoor Kitchen, Tractor & Farm Equipment, Fire pit, Gym or sports area, Yoga Studio
- Internet Available: Yes, individuals provide it
- Internet Fast?: Yes, it’s fine.
- Cell Phone Service: Good for most people.
- Shared meals: 2-5 times per week
- Dietary Practice: Omnivorous (plants and animals), Paleo (no grains, dairy, processed foods, or legumes), Local (food sourced within 150 miles), Organic (no pesticides or synthetic fertilizers), GMO Free (only non-genetically modified organisms), Vegetarian Only (no animal meat; dairy and eggs okay) – Please check this only if you are 100% Vegetarian, Mostly Vegetarian, Vegan Only (plants only, no animal products) – Please check this only if you are 100% Vegan., Mostly Vegan, Opportunivore (dumpster diving, nature harvesting, etc.), Raw or Mostly Raw, Kosher, Halal, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free
- Dietary Choice or Restrictions: No – people may eat however they wish.
- Special Diets OK: Yes
- Alcohol Use: Yes, used occasionally.
- Tobacco Use: Yes, used often.
- Additional Diet Comments:
Something’s always cooking in the Common Kitchen, plus all kinds of more individualized meals.
With so many fruits…
Some raw foodists, some cook meat in their own camps. Lots of vegetarians and vegans.
Prohibited at open-invitation gatherings, otherwise — no restriction, except no public drunkenness.
Never close to non-smokers!
- Common Spiritual Practice(s): Ecumenical (accepts all religions or spiritual practices), Christian, Buddhist, Wiccan, Native American, Paganism or Earth Religions, Mixed Eastern Philosophy or Practice, Hare Krishna, Rainbow Family, Atheist, Agnostic, Luciferianism
- Education Style(s): Home Schooling, Public Schooling, Up to each family or individual
- Expected Healthcare Practices:
Wash body with soap every day and change sheets regularly. Quarantine self when contagious, keep open wounds covered. Notify community when you have contagions promptly.
Community Network or Organization Affiliations
The Fellowship for Intentional Community (FIC), Rainbow Family
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