Last updated: February 28, 2016 (11 months ago)
Listing created on: December 30, 2014
La’akea Permaculture Community
(Pahoa, Hawaii, United States)
- Status: Established (At least 4+ adults, 2+ years)
- Started Planning: 2004
- Start Living Together: 2005
- Visitors accepted: Yes
- Open to new Members: Yes
- Please read the details in Membership below before contacting this community.
- Website address: http://permaculture-hawaii.com/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Laakea.Community
- Contact Name: Tracy, Donna
- Phone: 808-443-4076
- Community Address:
PO box 1071
13-3844 Ala’ili Rd.
Pahoa, Hawaii, 96778
We are a committed group of people working together closely as a means to health, relationship vitality, economic stability, personal and spiritual growth. We integrate the social aspects of sustainability into daily life: how to live together with honesty, love and peace, and share power and leadership.
We are a small, family style, egalitarian, intentional permaculture community on the big island of Hawai’i. Staying with us is a vibrant immersion in our community lifestyle which many visitors find to be transformative and life changing.
We make important, long term decisions by consensus of community members. Our community currently includes: 10 adult members, 2 children, 3 trial members, 3 long-term guests (and their 2 children). We hold an intention of expanding to 12 to 20 full-time members. We own the land in common, each paying an equal share to buy-in, to ensure authentic power balance. We are actively looking for new members at this time.
Our organic farm practices tropical permaculture in our lush rainforest climate. We bought our land in 2005 and currently grow a large portion of our food. We are growing many kinds of fruits, nuts, and have extensive gardens and greenhouses, taro beds and orchards. We keep bees, chickens, rabbits and sheep who are our natural lawn mowers in addition to providing us with food and fertilizer.
Our electricity comes from solar photovoltaic panels, and our water is from a rainwater catchment system. We value alternative and sustainable building techniques.
We host conferences and events relating to permaculture and new culture as well as run ongoing farm support opportunities and intensive month long internship programs.
We live in one of nature’s most amazing places, surrounded by mountains, oceans, dense jungle and warm pools. We are a short drive from the active volcano and the fresh lava fields. Our visitors enjoy exploring the many unique features of this land, and the cultural activities nearby.
If you are on the Big Island, give us a call and come visit for a few hours, or days, and take a tour of our land and gardens.
We hope to meet you someday – as a visitor, guest, farm supporter, intern, or possible new member!