Paradise Gardens

Kapoho, Hawaii, United States

  • Last updated: April 22, 2018 (1 second ago)
  • Listing created on: December 31, 1999

Mission Statement

Life in Paradise Restored! Raw fruitarian diet is a goal, getting off of the ‘grid’ in every way (financially, power-wise, idea-wise) is all part of the plan.

Community Description

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Hey! We’re still here (‘Earth Day’ ‘April 22, 2018’)! Feel free to email us but do NOT send form mail! All form mails will get no response.

NOTE!!! : People have been contacting us for YEARS after NOT having read our website. Read !! :

1. WE HAVE NO LAND (YET!) OR PLACE FOR YOU TO STAY. A primary motivating purpose of this Project is to GATHER TOGETHER those who CANNOT AFFORD to buy land title, etc. and POOL our resources in order to buy that land title etc.!

2. We want self-starting people who see that it is ALL OF US who MUST make this Project happen rather than relying on someone else to build it.

“Once upon a time there were four people: Their names were Everybody, Somebody, Nobody, and Anybody. Whenever there was an important job to do Everybody was sure that Somebody would do it. Anybody could have done it, but Nobody did it. When Nobody did it, Everybody got angry because it was Everybody‚Äôs job. Everybody thought Somebody would do it, but Nobody realized that Nobody would do it. So consequently Everybody blamed Somebody when Nobody did what Anybody could have done in the first place.”

If you are still interested after reading the above, continue on to our Basic Description below! :

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The purpose of the Paradise Restoration Project is to create Paradise Gardens sanctuaries worldwide.

‘Paradise’ means ‘garden sanctuary’ (from the Persian word ‘pairidaeza’, pairi meaning ‘park’ or garden, ‘daeza’ meaning ‘enclosed’ or ‘sanctuary’).

Raw fruitarian (killing and injury-free) diet as the ideal, sharing ‘ownership’ (shared land title) regardless of finances, independence from the need for ‘money’ (meaning being truly ‘off the grid’ in EVERY way), co-helping the poor, disabled, discouraged, misunderstood, misfit, outcast, creative peaceful and loving people to pool financial and all other resources in order to obtain land title and other necessities of living in paradisial gardens.

Decision making by 100% consensus council, ‘extended family’ values, love and co-operation, co-creative endeavours, freedom from addictions and true dedication to the greater good of the whole are central precepts.

Religious / spiritual values include all those that are conducive to the simple living basics of life in paradise
or Paradisianism. Paradisian/Ebionite/Essene/Nazorean/Os

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About

  • Type(s): Commune (organized around sharing almost everything), Cohousing (individual homes within group owned property), Spiritual or Religious Community, Unspecified, or Other
  • 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, Ethical Business, Investment Group, or Alternative Currency, Organization, Resource, or Network, WWOOF’ing, Guest Farming, Festivals, Conferences, Events
  • Location: To be Determined

Housing

  • Status: We do not have land
  • Current Residence Types: Lots to build on
  • Current Number of Residences: 0
  • Planned number of residences: 0
  • Planned Residence Types: Single-family homes, Room(s) in a house or building, Tiny house, Yurt, tee-pee, dome, treehouse, or tent, Mobile homes, RV’s, converted buses, Natural built structues, Lots to build on
  • Housing Provided: Purchase, Rental, Work-exchange, Included in Membership
  • Land owned by: Joint tenancy : we all own a share in the common land and facilities, plus we all have our own area for our own home. We are all on the title or lease so everyone has a real feeling of wanting to stay for the long run and do whatever is necessary to make this work. Everyone gets an equal share regardless of financial input: members may contribute something other than money for their share of the title and voting.
  • Additional Comments:

    Aiming at possessing as much land as needed – estimates to be taken in Consensus Council

    The land cannot be owned. Members will share title in the lands.

    We will help one another build housing as needed; temporary housing options exist, let’s work together on ideal temporary living/planning headquarters!

    We intend to build with materials we will supply together.

    Co-housing may be a temporary ideal until suitable land title is obtained (see above).

Membership

  • Adult Members: 2
  • Child Members: 0
  • Non-member Residents: 0
  • Percent Women: 50%
  • Percent Men: 50%
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Visitor Process:

    You are needed to make this happen; the time is now to gather together those who share in this vision and are ready to commit in every way to making it come true! We will POOL our resources together, we build this together and then we will have it. Those who can afford to do this on their own are welcome to contribute but all members have an equal share in decision making and also of use and title to the land and facilities regardless of financial contribution.

  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Membership Process:

    Still seeking Members!

  • Additional Comments:

    Paradisian tradition … seen in branches of the major seven religions.

    Home schooling is the ideal; private school at the community should be for all attendees and members.

Government

  • Decision Making: Modified Consensus (everyone agrees, with some exceptions or fallbacks.)
  • Identified Leader: Yes
  • Leadership Core Group: Yes
  • Additional Comments:

    The core group is as the core group does. Forming now!

    True consensus council not just ‘consensus minus one’ or core-leadership/land owner veto ‘consensus’.

Economics

  • Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: Yes
  • Shared Income: Partial share of income
  • Required Labor Contribution per Week: 0
  • Open to members with existing debt: Yes
  • Additional Comments:

    Pooled resources as necessary; independent finances OK but equal contributions of some sort are part of the Basic Agreements.

    Abundance removes debt.

    As needed, based also on individual capacities, talents and abilities; as other things, determined by Consensus Council.

    Free-will financial contributions accepted but not required.

    As needed; determined by need via Consensus Council.

Sustainability Practices

  • Energy Infrastructure: We use both systems.
  • Current renewable energy generation: Almost All, around 90%
  • Energy sources: Solar, Hydro-Electric, Biomass, Biogas, Biofuel
  • Planned renewable energy generation: 100%
  • Current food produced: 0%, or close to 0%
  • Planned food produced: Almost All, around 90%
  • Food produced locally: 0%, or close to 0%

Lifestyle

  • 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, Stage or Auditorium, Fire pit, Swingsets & play areas, Recreational vehicles, Waterfront access, Gym or sports area, Internet
  • Internet Available: Yes, both the community and individuals provide it
  • Internet Fast?: Yes, it’s fine.
  • Cell Phone Service: Not 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), GMO Free (only non-genetically modified organisms), Mostly Vegetarian, Mostly Vegan, Opportunivore (dumpster diving, nature harvesting, etc.), Raw or Mostly Raw, Kosher, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Raw fruitarian diet is an integral goal of our community,
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: Somewhat – there are some dietary restrictions or customs.
  • Special Diets OK: Sometimes
  • Alcohol Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.
  • Tobacco Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.
  • Additional Diet Comments:

    As needed/desired. Family values cherished but community meals are not required attendance.

    Plans are 100% of food grown on the land

    Raw, veganic (vegan organic) fruitarian diet is the ideal, although transitional diets may be necessary until the Gardens are 100% sustainable; separate camps may be required for raw fruitarian and transitional diets; animal products not allowed on premises regardless of transitional diet.

    (See above)

    Alcohol is mostly a poison; freedom from addiction to poison is necessary to our mutual goals. Religious use is of course allowed.

    (See above)

  • Common Spiritual Practice(s): Eclectic (integrates multiple religious or spiritual beliefs), Christian, Quaker, Rainbow Family, Paradisian – this is the religion that all the great messengers including Yahwehshua (\’Jesus\’) of Nazareth have promoted and lived.
  • Spiritual Practice Expected?: Yes
  • Education Style(s): Home Schooling, Private Schooling at the Community, Private School off the property, Up to each family or individual
  • Expected Healthcare Practices:

    We expect members to strive for the best health they can attain and maintain … both for themselves and for the sake of other community members.

  • Healthcare Options: Up to each family or individual

Additional Comments

Lowland tropics, Elevated tropics (more than one location is ideal for diversity) is the ideal

Vision in 1990, first website 1995

Still seeking members!

Community Network or Organization Affiliations

The Fellowship for Intentional Community (FIC), Rainbow Family, Church of Paradise

Keywords

fruitarian, essene, permaculture, botanical gardens, rainforest preservation, human nature sanctuary