Lolia Place Ecovillage

Last updated: February 20, 2017 (3 months ago)

Listing created on: October 4, 2009

Lolia Place Ecovillage

(Pahoa, Hawaii, United States)

Mission Statement:

consciousness, permaculture, sensuality, peace, justice, cooperation and autonomy.

Community Description:

In March 2013 we purchased 25 acres near the beach that had been a farm with macadamia, avocado, mango, and other fruit trees. In 2015 we completed our subdivision process and are now selling 3 3-acre lots (2 have sold) within the ecovillage to like-minded friends into personal growth and sustainability and holding an 8 acre parcel in the back for the training center.

We are now offering the Conscious Sensuality Leadership Training Program and volunteer opportunities. The idea is for people to have an extended opportunity to live the practices of conscious sensuality and permaculture on a daily basis. You can see more at

We are located near Kehena Beach, a clothing optional black sand beach and is an awesome place for yoga, swimming, snorkeling, and often frequented by dolphins who love to swim with people. We are a 20 minute drive from our local town of Pahoa and 45 minutes from the city of Hilo and the airport. We have enough bicycles for everyone in the program. The biking along the Puna coast on the red road is wonderful.

The idea behind this program is for people to living daily life with an inspired community and to gradually re-pattern our experience of ourselves, each other and our sensuality/sexuality. Rather than one week of intensity and then back out in the “real world” we are taking a holistic approach and taking the time to create a different way of living and learning powerful tools, rituals and approaches that are useful for those who are, or are seeking to be practitioners and teachers.

We share space so there is an opportunity to realize our true nature in the reflection of others. There is plenty of space in nature around here for times of solitude, reflection and grounding. There is also time to make money working in or outside the community.

contact us at [email protected] or call 808 965 2382.



  • Type(s): Ecovillage (organized around ecology and sustainability), Shared Housing, Cohouseholding, or Coliving (multiple individuals sharing a dwelling), Spiritual or Religious Community
  • Programs & Activities: Transition Town (post-petroleum and off-grid communities), School, Educational Institute or Experience, Volunteer, Internship, or Apprenticeship, Neighborhood, Community Housing, or Homeowner’s Association, WWOOF’ing, Guest Farming, Festivals, Conferences, Events
  • Location: Rural


  • Status: We have land we have developed on
  • Area: 10 acres
  • Current Residence Types: Single-family homes, Multi-family homes, Room(s) in a house or building, Tiny house, Natural built structues, Lots to build on
  • Housing Provided: Purchase, Rental, Work-exchange
  • Land owned by: A subgroup of community members
  • Additional Comments: and next to hundreds of acres of vacant land that we are working to lease for agriculture


  • Adult Members: 12
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Visitor Process: contact us by email
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Additional Comments: people follow differnent paths, nothing dogmatic, but sprituality is encouraged

    influences from native american, hawai’ian, pagan, buddhist, UU, and others including Tantra


  • Decision Making: Voting (majority or super-majority rule)
  • Identified Leader: Yes
  • Leadership Core Group: Yes
  • Additional Comments: Everyone is encouraged to be a leader and take repsonsibility for areas/subjects they have passion for

    people that have been here longer have more input, but feedback from all is valued

    sociocracy with a lead facilitator


  • Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: Yes
  • Shared Income: Partial share of income
  • Required Labor Contribution: Encouraged or suggested
  • Open to members with existing debt: Yes

Sustainability Practices

  • Energy Infrastructure: We are totally off grid.
  • Current renewable energy generation: Almost All, around 90%
  • Energy sources: Solar
  • Planned renewable energy generation: 100%
  • Current food produced: Between 26-49%
  • Planned food produced: Almost All, around 90%
  • Food produced locally: From 50-75%


  • Common Facilities: Common House, Garden(s), Greenhouse(s), Vehicle Share, Library, Workshop, Outbuilding(s), Swimming pond or pool, Hot tub or hot springs, Outdoor Kitchen, Large Scale Kitchen, Tractor & Farm Equipment, Internet
  • Internet Available: Yes, community provides it
  • Internet Fast?: Yes, it’s fine.
  • Cell Phone Service: Good for most people.
  • Shared meals: 2-5 times per week
  • Dietary Practice: Local (food sourced within 150 miles), Organic (no pesticides or synthetic fertilizers), Mostly Vegetarian
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: Somewhat – there are some dietary restrictions or customs.
  • Special Diets OK: Yes
  • Alcohol Use: Yes, used occasionally.
  • Tobacco Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.
  • Additional Diet Comments: we plan to grow 75% or more of our own food within a few years

    primarily veg, but some fish, lots of raw

    alcohol discouraged but not prohibited due to interference with emotional availability and communication

  • Common Spiritual Practice(s): Eclectic (integrates multiple religious or spiritual beliefs)
  • Education Style(s): Home Schooling, Private School off the property, Public Schooling, Up to each family or individual

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Community Network or Organization Affiliations

The Fellowship for Intentional Community (FIC), Global Ecovillage Network (GEN), Ecovillage Network of the Americas, Global Ecovillage Network – North America (GENNA)

Community Affiliations

GaiaYoga Gardens, La’akea, Kalani Honua, ZEGG


permaculture, nvc, massage, polyamory, tantra, yoga, meditation, ecological, sex-positive

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