Self-Sustained Homes Growing in Popularity in Hawaii

It’s no secret that the COVID pandemic triggered an interest in people having more to do from the comforts of their homes. Aside from home theaters, private pools and gourmet kitchens, there has also been an increased interest in self-sufficiency and reducing carbon footprint. This growing trend has many luxury homeowners seeking estates with private farms where they can grow their own abundance of produce.

Here are a couple of  standout examples of homes on the market with private farms across Hawaii.

In Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii,  lots at Hokuli‘a are sized from one to two acres, allowing homeowners the opportunity to construct contemporary Hawai‘i dwellings that embrace the unique typography of the land. Sheltered by the Mauna Loa volcano, the setting has long been favored by Hawaiians for its temperate climate, gentle breezes, year-round sunshine and nutrient-rich soil. 

Each lot comes with its own agricultural easement for farming, and owners have the ability to tap the Hokuli‘a Community Association to assist with cultivating, harvesting and marketing their bounty. 

The estate ($7.995M) sits along the Jack Nicklaus Signature course within Hokuli’a, an invitation-only private club. Home amenities include a pool and Jacuzzi, and expansive views of the Kona Coastline.

On Kauai’s North Shore, Hanalei Bison Ranch, a more-than 225 acre ranch ($27M)  made up of four individual parcels of varying topography. Future owners can oversee the abundance of bison, fish and fruit being grown and raised on site. The lower flat lands act as the bison ranch and agriculture grounds; the higher elevations serve as the residential sites facing west with stunning ocean views and year round sunsets.

Hanalei Bison Ranch

The property also offers a lifestyle that allows direct access to Hanalei River and Hanalei Bay and all that they offer, from canoe and stand-up paddling, kayaking, boating, fishing and surfing. Designated an American Heritage River, the Hanalei River, which borders part of this estate and runs through the property via canals and ditches, flows north 15.7 miles from 3,500 feet up on the slopes of Mt. Waialeale, flowing by the Hanalei National Wildlife Refuge, and emptying into crescent-shaped Hanalei Bay. 

Feature Photo: Hokuli‘a Estate

Photos Courtesy REM Public Relations


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