About Us


We welcome you as your hosts. We are a couple that has lived on Hawaii since 1985 and our names are Kutira and Raphael.

We have been involved with this sacred land since 1988 when we first bought it.  At that time, it was just a piece of jungle with no roads, no water, no electricity, mostly weeds and no support from the county. Up to this day, it remains secluded and “off the grid”. After more than twenty years and with great vision, perseverance and many volunteer students, we have created a place that brings its visitors happiness and joy, and awakens a much-needed awareness of cultivating sustainability.

We host conscious eco-travelers, as well as people from all over the world who come to study the art of Embodied Spirituality and Sustainability with us. If you would like to find out more about our other activities as teachers, artists, and musicians, please click here. You may even be inspired to come back for a three-month internship program in exploring yourself and learning to live sustainably, where you are invited to stay with us and feel the spirit of the land and breathe in the “Aloha” of Hawaii.

We look forward to welcoming you and invite you to participate in the activities of our artistic spiritual community, or to simply be in your own quietness. We know you will have a fulfilling visit that nurtures your body and soul. The culture of Hawaii is rich, and the location you have chosen is in tune with the rhythm of the old ways.

We as your hosts are dedicated to making your stay a memorable experience. On behalf of all who are currently blessing us with their presence, we welcome you!


Family and Staff

and Mochi & Dawa our Tibetan Angels

HVCB Member