Hilo Cohousing

Last updated: August 3, 2012 (4 years ago)

Listing created on: November 23, 2009

Hilo Cohousing

(Hilo, Hawaii, 96720, United States)

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.


  • Type(s): Cohousing (individual homes within group owned property)


  • Area: 30 acres
  • Current Number of Residences: 30
  • Land owned by: The Community
  • Additional Comments: The group is also pursuing other possible sites.


  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Visitor Process: Please call or e-mail and we can discuss any upcoming meetings or events.
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Additional Comments: combination of public, private, home schooling


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


  • Shared Income: Members have completely independent finances
  • Required Labor Contribution per Week: 0
  • Additional Comments: TBD

Sustainability Practices

  • Current food produced: 0%, or close to 0%


  • Shared meals: 1-3 times per month
  • Dietary Practice: Mostly Vegetarian
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: Not at all important – people may eat however they individually choose.
  • Alcohol Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.
  • Tobacco Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.
  • Additional Diet Comments: Our goal is to move toward sustainability.
  • Common Spiritual Practice(s): Ecumenical (includes “all religions”), Eclectic (integrates pieces from many religions)
  • Education Style(s): Up to each individual

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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.