Last updated: August 3, 2012 (2 years ago)
Listing created on: November 23, 2009

Hilo Cohousing

(Hilo, Hawaii, 96720, United States)

  • Status: Forming
  • Formed: 2009
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Website address:
  • Contact Name: Lynne D
  • Phone: 917-596-4655
  • Address:

    Hilo, Hawaii, 96720, 96728
    United States

  • Visitor Process

    Visitors accepted: Yes
    Please call or e-mail and we can discuss any upcoming meetings or events.

  • Membership Process

    Open to new Members: Yes

Mission Statement:

Sustainable Cohousing in Hilo

Community Description:

Aloha. We are a forming Ecovillage. Our vision is to have 30-90 densely clustered homes surrounded by nature and agriculture, preserving the land and water for future generations. We seek to maximize the quality of life for residents, neighbors and visitors by creating a venue for cultural events, products, educational and healing practices.


  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Additional Comments: combination of public, private, home schooling

Social Factors

  • Common Spiritual Practice(s): Ecumenical (includes “all religions”), Eclectic (integrates pieces from many religions)
  • Education Style(s): Up to each individual


  • Decision Making: Consensus (everyone agrees)
  • Identified Leader: No
  • Leadership Core Group: Yes

Land and Buildings

  • Housing Provided: Yes, for all or most members.
  • Location: Other, Other
  • Area: 30 acres
  • Land owned by: The Community
  • Current number of residences: 30
  • Additional Comments: The group is also pursuing other possible sites.

Labor and Money

  • Shared Income: Members have completely independent finances
  • Shared Expenses: Little or no share of expenses
  • Required Labor contribution: 0
  • Join Fee: No
  • Additional Comments: TBD


  • Shared meals: 1-3 times per month
  • Current food produced: 0%, or close to 0%
  • 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: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.
  • Additional comments: Our goal is to move toward sustainability.

Cohousing Info

  • Building site status: Own Site
  • Shared common building: No

Community Network or Organization Affiliations

The Fellowship for Intentional Community (FIC), Coho/US

Community Affiliations

Solterra, EcoVillage at Ithaca


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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.