Cinderland EcoVillage

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Cinderland Eco-Village is an Intentional Community, a unique experiment in sustainable land- and human-friendly environment that facilitates the real Hawaiian experience.  We strive to make it a peaceful meeting place for artists, musicians, Permaculture gardeners, cooks, massage and yoga practitioners who wish to enjoy a simple, commune-oriented, self-sustaining lifestyle.  

Cinderland provides a comfortable balance between living in the wild and having the most necessary comforts of civilization.  Cinderland is located on three sprawling acres on the very East of the Big Island of Hawaii in Kapoho, a few minutes away from Pahoa, Hi, where the weather, all year round, ranges from 75F to 88F (24C to 31C) and the intermittent light rains are very pleasant.

We are walking distance from many natural attractions: Pacific Ocean shoreline, snorkeling paradise Tide Pools that stretch up to 200 yards wide for almost a mile along the coast, Warm Pond where you can swim in warm springs water while looking at the ocean, plus Mermaid Ponds, Champagne Ponds known for species not seen elsewhere.  A bit further is Pohoiki Bay – great for surfing and picnicking, amazing McKenzie State Park and Lava Tree State Park.  A ride away is the world famous Kehena Beach, the only clothing-optional beach on the Big Island, where huge drumming and dancing circles form every Sunday.  One can see lava flowing at the Kilauea Volcano, whose glow lights up the low-lying clouds, which can be seen from Kalapana at the end of the Red Road (Hwy 137)  Closest shopping is in Pahoa Town which has a supermarket, many shops and restaurants, an Island Natural foods store (our favorite) and many other attractions.  Almost every day there is a Farmer’s Market where local farms sell their produce.

Cinderland is literally in the jungle, surrounded by greenery, palms and fruiting trees.  Staying here requires a a very reasonable donation plus 5 hours of community service a week.  One gets a bed, linen and a storage locker in a co-ed or a ladies’ dorm, filtered drinking and shower water, cooking gas and electricity in the evenings.  It is a breath of fresh air compared to cramped and more expensive hostels.


Our structures are covered with massive tarps that offer ample protection from Sun or rain.  Public and private dorms have their own bunks (or more luxurious) sleeping quarters, kitchens and living rooms.  The Community Kitchen is the common meeting and music space. Everyone can enjoy free classes or just exercise in our huge Yoga Studio Pick the fruits and salads of our gardens and the Greenhouse (once instructed on the proper procedures) and enjoy the magnificent fruit garden that Cinderland is.


Community service may include working in our Organic Permaculture gardens, caring for the trees, making new camps, arranging lava rocks for new gardens, collecting ocean-smoothed rocks for floors and walkways, and other fun, team activities.  It is a great place to learn organic farming and sustainable living techniques.


One can cook either in one’s dorm or the Community Kitchen, find some harvested bananas, coconuts, jackfruit, papaya, bengal cherries, greapefruit, lilikoi (passionfruit) and many other exotic fruits ripening on the trees nearby, depending on their season.  Our gardens provide a wide array of edible greens, spices and beautiful plants. Most of the salads for our big Tuesdays potluck, may come from our gardens.  This weekly, family friendly event attracts lots of friends and musicians – probably the most exciting thing happening for miles around!

If you are coming to the Big Island looking for a great place to stay in the company of like-minded people, where you will make memories that last a lifetime -- give us a call Nicole 808-936-3983 or 808-769-2595 or email us ( or click for more information.





















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