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The Hippocampus

11 sites · Lodging, Tents10 acres · Hawi, HI
Legend has it, Kohala (the first of the 5 volcanos on the Big Island of Hawaii) is home to King Kamehameha I and this was the home to the Ali'i and the training grounds for their warriors. You can feel it when you walk into the forest and listen deeply and intuitively to your ancestors. It is truly an honor to be on this 'aina (land). Modern history: Up until 1984 this property was all avocado, Kukui and Ironwood land with the Kohala ditch running on the far south end. It wasn't until my current neighbor and sweet friend and her father bought the property and cleared away 160 Ironwoods to create a property that could be farmed and lived on. Then another couple bought the property in early 2000 and built it out with farm houses and gardens. Once they moved back to the mainland, this was home to the local skydive family where the pilots and instructors were housed. Finally, in 2021, Cirque-Girl Sequoia came in with a huge vision of a conscious homesteading community, learning and teaching alongside one another by way of events, projects, concerts, talks and certifications, all the while farming and creating even bigger orchards to feed not just her community, but the community of Hawi and beyond. At this time, not only is it "hip" to farm and grow your own food, but it is crucial. Learn more about this land: Everybody comes to Hawaii and thinks of beaches, surf and jungles but why not try a different side of Hawaii? The Ironwood Forests of Hawi are where you’ll find I'o (Hawaiian Hawks) and Pueo (Hawaiian owls only found on the Big Island), as the ancestor's whispers run through the massive forest of Ironwood, Kukui Nut and Avocado, in an ancient river bed of sugar plantation country. Deep in the heart of Hawaii’s only extinct volcano Kohala, this was home to the most prestigious Ali’i (Hawaiian Royalty) and the training grounds of warriors. Our farm sits on 10 acres, with over 30 varieties of fruit trees and a view of the Big Blue (the ocean). We provide 2 Hipcabins and 4 platforms, hammocks to daydream in, car camping, a center camp that has a kitchen, bathroom and shower plus a magical forest for you to meditate, do massage, practice Reiki, read or just have a beautiful discussion in. If you feel inclined to step out of the forest, you are welcome to use our communal eating area THE GROOVY GRINDS CAFE under the mango trees and we would love if you wanted to be a part of any of the events that we host here with our live-on conscious community. Things we do and can offer aerial, yoga and meditation classes, massage (ask hostess PRIOR to trip about booking sessions), drum circles, bonfire nights, fire-dancing, Thursday community potluck dinners @ 6:30pm, mini-concerts, painting, planting, building projects and whatever we get called to do. ....and what's camping without a bonfire? We have two bonfire pits lower on the property that you can join in on if our community already has one going. (NO fires in the gulch please.) One of our biggest bragging rights is that we are utilizing the vermaculture toilets which feeds our red wiggler worms, filters through 4 layers of organic matter and turns your toilet waste into nitrogen rich effluent for the plants. (NO TOILET PAPER PROVIDED SO PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN) and the gray water from the shower and kitchen sink go into a plot of banana trees. So our bathroom, shower and cooking facility is completely self-sufficient! We provide a nice two-burner stove and propane. Please shut off when not in use (remember, propane tanks are backwards for on and off!) PLEASE PACK OUT WHAT YOU PACK IN!!! Funny that I should need to say this but.... PLEASE BRING EARPLUGS and BUG SPRAY as this is the forest and forests too have critters like mosquitos and animals like roosters, dogs and pigs that make noise. PLEASE DO NOT ARRIVE AFTER DARK AND PLEASE USE DIRECTIONS AND NOT GOOGLE MAPS! It will take you down a 4x4 road.  And when it’s time to step out of the forest and out of Pueo Ridge, we are a 5-minute drive directly above the main center of town and 15 minutes to the famous Pololu Valley hike that runs deep into the jagged switchbacks of the Northern coast. Our area also headlines in ADVENTURE with skydiving, zip-lining, hiking and forest adventures. Mahalo for reading!
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Captain Cook Coffee Cabana

1 site · Lodging6 acres · Captain Cook, HI
Immerse yourself in the verdant slopes of South Kona within the historic coffee-growing region. Our Coffee Cabana stands as the original home, known as "coffee shacks," nestled on this 6-acre permaculture coffee farm. The Cabana comprises three rooms, two bathrooms, and a full kitchen, all ensconced within a lush jungle of tropical trees. Peek through the forest to catch glimpses of the ocean, offering a mesmerizing display of sunset hues. Please be aware that two of the bedrooms are accessible from outside of the house and do not feature internal doors to the main room. Additionally, the couch in the living room converts into a full-sized bed. Access the master bedroom through the living room, where you'll find an en suite bathtub, sink, and toilet. The second bathroom offers a rustic outdoor experience with a bathroom and shower. For your convenience, we provide beach and snorkel gear, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the beauty of South Kona without breaking the bank!
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Banyan Tree Guesthouse Salt Pool

8 sites · Lodging3 acres · Kailua, HI
We are an adult only facility, no children under the age of 18 are allowed. This is primarily for safety reasons, and for the comfort of all our adult guests. We have been the stewards of this aina for over 21 years. When we purchased it in 2002, there were only several varieties of fruit, now there are over 30 and growing. We make our own soil, and have trucked in many hundreds of truckloads of mulch to do that, and constantly make soil with our composting efforts. We are on a dormant volcano, Hualalai, that last erupted in 1801. The weather is ideal for growing most types of tropical fruit and many varieties of vegetables.
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Harmony Hideaway Plant-Based Camp

3 sites · Lodging, Tents40 acres · Honokaa, HI
Welcome to our newly established campsite! We made our dream a reality by creating a compassionate place where plant-based, vegan, and vegan curious individuals can unplug, enjoy nature, and socialize. The campsite is designed to have the comforts of home but in the surroundings of lush Hawaii. The bathhouse has solar heated showers, and we provide shampoo, conditioner, and body wash. You can step right from a hot spa like shower into nature. Then, take a short walk up the log stairs through a decorative garden to the kitchen. The large communal kitchen is built out of local trees that we sawed ourselves. The kitchen has lots of counter space and an island with barstools that are perfect for a social cooking experience. It also has a double sink, a bar sink, a gas stove top, and a cooler (bring your own ice), as well as everything you need to make a meal and eat it. The newly planted vegetable garden might even have some treats for your next meal. Experience the emerging gardens as young plants and fruit trees flourish under the Hawaiian sun or pouring rain. You can break out one of the puzzles or games for some fun, borrow one off the books and blankets, and even make yourself a picnic or cozy up by the fire on a chilly night. At night, the campground is illuminated by solar powered lights, disconnect from modern distractions, and reconnect with nature under starlit skies. You can treat yourself to the fruits of the island with two nearby fruit stands and a Sunday farmers market in town, offering fresh, locally grown produce. The wild animals of Hawai'i might stop by. This includes I'o (Hawaiian Hawks), Pueo (Hawaiian owls only found on the Big Island), turkeys, pigs, and geckos. Please bring ear plugs and bug spray as this is the forest and we have critters like mosquitos and animals making noise . We are mostly off-grid but with county water supplying our buildings that is safe to drink. There is no electricity or wifi, and limited cell reception in the area, so make sure to check your phone before heading out from Honoka'a. This is a perfect opportunity to disconnect and have an offline experience. We are approximately 5 minutes from town and 7 minutes from Waipio lookout and have an easy 2WD accessible road from the highway. Please arrive before 5.30pm if your setting up your own tent as it gets really dark, and no later than 8pm for glamping. Send us a message if you have a later arrival and we can see if we can make it work. We are passionate about animals and their well-being. Out of respect for our 9 and growing rescue animals we have on the property, we ask that you eat vegan on the premises. We have poured a ton of love into this property so you can have a wonderful experience to remember as well as potentially meet new people and create lasting friendships.
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Ocean View Cabanas

8 sites · Lodging64 acres · Honoka'a, HI
Big Island Farms was the inspiration of its founder Gordon Goff, who came to the Big Island of Hawaii in 1989 in pursuit of a utopian dream to live holistically off the land in a tropical paradise. Over the subsequent 28 years, he established the Hamakua Ecology Center and then, in the mid 90’s, moved into tropical food forest farming which led to the development of an agricultural educational program focused on the fundamentals of permaculture and deep ecology. Throughout this period Goff built a team of like-minded, hard-working individuals who began creating a diversified organic farm and orchard by planting, propagating and nurturing tropical super foods such as Macadamia Nuts, Dwarf Coconuts, and a diverse range of tropical fruits, herbs, and medicinals alongside traditional Hawaiian crops and market gardens. Working closely with his son Alexander Goff and life partner Annick Dauphinais (who are co-founders of BIF), they have developed over 64 acres, planted in dense orchards and gardens. Big Island Farms is a thriving agricultural enterprise with a long-term goal to provide super mineralized, nutritionally superior organic products grown and processed on site to ensure the highest quality of nutritional value to the local and global market.Big Island Farms hosts many varieties of gardens. Currently, we have community market gardens, medicinal gardens, arid climate gardens, and permaculture food forests. Some of the plants you might find in our gardens include: Taro, Papaya, Banana, Cassava, Turmeric, Pineapple, Passion Fruit, Dragon Fruit, Plantains, Ginger, Gooseberry, Squash, Pigeon Pea, Lemons, Limes, Soursop, Eggplant, Hawaiian Chili Pepper, Jalepeños, Bell Peppers, Custard Apple, Sapote, Neem, Lychee, Mangosteen, Starfruit, Surinam Cherry, Bilimbi, Rambutan, Rollenias, Java Plum, Tropical Pumpkin, Jabuticaba, Ti, Hibiscus, Bamboo, and so much more!Learn more about this land:Aloha! Mahalo, for your interest in visiting Big Island Farms located half way between the Historic Town of Honoka'a and the beautiful Waipi'o Valley. We are a permaculture based farm that hosts students from all over the world  interested in learning more about sustainability, permaculture farming, Hawaiian culture and much more.  During our off season, we open up the farm for you to visit and enjoy the beautiful Aina (land) and facilities. Your stay with us could vary, from relaxing and reading a good book on one of our many decks or hiking through our upper orchards to find the on property waterfall that runs most of the year.  Our property is 65 acres with 50 acres of Macadamia Nut orchards and free roaming sheep and cows.  The lower 15 acres consist of many different gardens, a green house (please do not enter), multiple Food Forests, 8 Cabanas, 2 classrooms 4 showers, 3 composting toilets and a kitchen with common area. Each cabana is screened in 360º with views, two bunkbeds (sleeps 4), air mattresses, (Bring your own Sleeping Bag/Pillows) shelves, clothes lines on outside and lockable doors. There is no electricity in the cabanas but there are power strips available in the common area. The common area consists of a large deck with picnic tables, Wifi access (pw: pickalltheweeds), power strips for charging electronics, canopies for when it rains, a 2-burner hotplate for cooking, pots, pans, plates, utensils, cups, dry food storage and a full sized fridge with freezer. Please keep the area clean.We also offer morning Breakfast Basket options:Small basket $5 - 2 Papayas, 6 bananas, 2 cups of coffee. Large basket $10 - 4 papayas, 10 bananas, morning coffee during your stay. Please keep in mind the fruit may vary depending on what is ripe. Coffee $1/ cup In order to preserve water we utilize clean non-smelling composting toilets. We also have 4 hot water showers, 2 sinks and vanity areas. Please keep showers to 5 min or less, Mahalo. If you come with a 4-wheel drive vehicle you are welcome to drive farther up on to the property and park closer to your cabana, just follow the Parking signs. We do not recommend you drive up with cars or low vehicles as the terrain is a bit rough, instead please park down in front in one of the parking spaces. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to send us a message!Hope to see you soon!Aloha
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Honeyplum Retreat

2 sites · Lodging2 acres · Hawaiian Ocean View, HI
Relax and unwind at this one-of-a-kind off-grid house, nestled in tranquility. This eco-friendly property comfortably accommodates up to 6 guests, offering a serene escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Situated on two acres of land, the main house spans 1600 square feet and boasts privacy and comfort. Inside, you'll find a wood stove, fireplace, steam room, shower, bidet, and toilet, ensuring a cozy and rejuvenating stay. Step outside onto the patio, where you can enjoy al fresco dining amidst the garden space, complete with tables, chairs, BBQ, and fire pit—perfect for soaking in the outdoors. The full kitchen features a gas stove and fridge, providing all the essentials for preparing meals. Additionally, the large grand room offers ample space for dining and socializing, making it an ideal gathering spot for family and friends.
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Road to the Sea Glamping

2 sites · Lodging19 acres · Captain Cook, HI
Enjoy the country life in Kau on the South End of the Big Island and the lovely red Lehua flowers blooming. We live on 20 acres on Road to the Sea, which has a remote green sand beach at the end of the road (4 miles down from us). We call our slice of paradise, Honua Laa (a sacred place). Straight down to the coast is a beautiful black and green sand beach and a huge tide pool. Rent a four-wheel-drive to get there. You don’t need a 4WD to get to our place, but you will need a SUV or truck. Go slow the road is bumpy and rough in places. We are 1.2 miles from the highway. Off the grid. Rustic, but fun. If you are a Eco tourist or seeking adventure, you will love our spot! The silence is golden and the stars are amazing. Don't expect a hotel...this is upcountry glamorous camping. Shared bathroom (see photos) about a 100 feet away. Hipcamp kitchenette includes a propane single burner, ice chest, No fridge. No oven. We have an outdoor fire pit, if you like campfires! It's one-of-a-kind! Most of the parcels are 20 acre parcels around… But a few smaller parcels across the road. We have nice neighbors who keep an eye on things. The nearest grocery store is about 3 miles away. The Hele-On Bus is just 1.2 miles up the road. If you want to drive to the green sand beach at the end of our road, rent a 4 wheel drive. If you are athletic, you can walk, but it is 4 miles down and 4 miles back. I recommend going early in the morning and take water. Hot water shower is propane. Bring ice for your ice chest. Bring drinking water. There is plenty of coffee and tea in the kitchenette. Boil hot water in the kettle, put cone filter with a paper filter and ground coffee inside and on top of thermos. Drip. It's delicious! This is off the grid solar and there can be days without sun, or other glitches. No wifi. I use ATandT and I understand that Verizon and Tmobile work also The panoramic ocean view is spectacular! Very peaceful and relaxing! The back 15 acres is an old Ohia forest with 500 year old trees and lots of birds. You might even see a wild goat or a wild pig. There are small caves and gorgeous rock formations. It backs up to Manuka Forest Reserve. We have beautiful furnished cabins with beds, so you don't have to pitch a tent. Pillows, blankets, fresh towels provided.
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Off Grid Dollhouse

1 site · Lodging1 acre · Hawaiian Ocean View, HI
Learn more about this land: This place it’s no longer available I tried to remove it from Hipcamp but NO Luck Mahalo
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Norm's Hideaway

1 site · Lodging1 acre · Kapaau, HI
Experience a stay at our eco-friendly ohana back house, nestled amidst lush plants and nature. The room has been transformed from a shed into a charming 1-bedroom guest house with an outdoor bath and shower. Constructed using reclaimed materials, the dwelling is adorned with succulents, fruit trees, and cacti. Additionally, we have three laying hens in a coop on the property. Friendly neighbors reside on either side, and our grounds extend to a 10-acre macadamia nut orchard. Located just 8 minutes from the captivating Pololu Valley, a must-see destination on the Big Island, and a mere 10 minutes from Kapaau and Hawi towns. This rental is aptly named after our dog, Norman, who often roams the yard and might invite you to join in a game of fetch. The space boasts a comfortable queen-sized bed with a charging station, along with amenities such as a mini fridge, microwave, coffee maker, and two small fans.
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Experience the beauty of the forest near Kalaoa, Hawaii with Hipcamp's glamping options. With over 240 available options specific to glamping and forest preferences, Hipcamp offers a variety of accommodations for campers seeking a luxurious camping experience. The average price per night is $75, with options as low as $25. Top campsites include Wahi Nanea Place of Relaxation (475 reviews), Waipi'o Lodge (130 reviews), and Hamakua Guesthouse (118 reviews). Popular amenities include potable water, campfires, and showers. Popular activities include hiking, paddling, and wildlife watching.

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