off the grid: Two hurricanes have come and gone here on Maui, 2018 update - 09/14/18 05:01 PM
Two hurricanes have come and gone here on Maui and we have been very lucky to have no damages at our home.  In each case they downgraded to a Tropical Storm, which is less severe than a hurricane but still comes with some extreme weather.

Plywood on the windows, ready for strong winds in Haiku Maui
When you live off the grid like us, you're kind of prepared at all times:
- not connected to the public power or water so no worries about outages - good supply of food on hand since it's a long haul to town on any day - … (14 comments)

off the grid: Weather the storms with an off-grid home on Maui - 08/28/18 06:34 PM
Survive a tropical storm or hurricane with an off-grid home on Maui - and come out smiling.
Disclaimer - it's not about building materials, but more about lifestyle.
During this past Hurricane Lane event that happened in Hawaii in August, it was a good feeling knowing we were completely prepared in so many ways.  Strong winds knocked down trees, which knocked down power lines, causing loss of electricity for thousands of homes. In at least one location a water line was busted when the roadway collapsed, resulting in no water service to a number of homes in Haiku.  Power and water loss are … (3 comments)

off the grid: Haiku Maui off-grid building site with views! FOR SALE - 08/26/18 08:30 PM
Haiku Maui Hawaii off-grid building site with views!   FOR SALE
Haiku Maui - Burns Road is accessed from the lower end of Kaupakalua Road, and much of this area is ranch land and wide open country.  It's a little out-of-the-way spot that many Maui people don't even know about.  This new gated neighborhood only has a few building lots so you won't have many neighbors.

Go Off-Grid - What a sweet spot to build your off the grid homestead on Maui.  Take a look at the views and the surrounding countryside here at 549 Burns Road, Haiku Maui. 
This lot of .7 … (7 comments)

off the grid: The Brando Estate in Haiku Maui is back on the market - 02/22/18 06:41 PM
The Brando Estate on Maui is back on the market, and listed with Hawaii Life Real Estate.
480 Puniawa Rd. is currently listed for $2,375,000
A little of the back story:  Marlon Brando bought this 26.7 acre property when it was raw land, because he could appreciate the privacy and beauty of this north shore location.  (Haiku Maui is a great place to live for those who don't care for the city life, or gated subdivisions with rules and regulations.) In 1997 he sold the land to a couple from Alaska and they built this 2-story pole home.  As time passed and the … (4 comments)

off the grid: Haiku Maui HI - vacant land update year end 2017 - 12/27/17 02:56 PM
Haiku Maui HI - vacant land update year end 2017
As 2017 comes to a close, let's look back at what's been selling in Haiku Maui, in the vacant land department.
Sold in 2017:
33 closed sales priced from $293,000 to $1,725,000 average sale price of $483,323 and median sale price of $400,000 lowest price: 1/4 acre in Pauwela with a water meter and an ocean view highest price: 31.25 acres with custom barn, outbuildings, and a backhoe only 2 sales were priced over $1,000,000 Days on Market ranged from 39 to 536, with a median of 117 days lot size varied from … (6 comments)

off the grid: Haiku Maui HI 96708 - oceanfront vacant land sales update - 05/22/17 05:51 PM
Haiku Maui HI 96708 - oceanfront vacant land sales update
A recent oceanfront sale caused me to write this market update for the Haiku Maui area.
30 Hale Pili Way just closed for full price of $1,295,000 - a beautiful 2 acre lot in a prestigious neighborhood with multi-million dollar homes.  This parcel had been on and off the market for over 10 years, with many price reductions and changes of listing companies.  Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers got it sold finally!
The lot at 30 Hale Pili Way, Haiku Maui HI 96708
So what other lots are for sale along the north shore coast … (3 comments)

off the grid: Another great off-grid listing in Huelo, Haiku Maui - and oceanfront! - 12/21/16 03:29 PM
Another great off-grid listing in Huelo, Haiku Maui comes on the market - and oceanfront to boot!  528 Ho'olawa Rd. Haiku HI 96708 is a precious jewel of a property.
I can't say enough about this special country home site that's perched 120 feet above crashing waves along Maui's north shore.  See the MLS details for 528 Ho'olawa Rd. here.
Dramatic north shore coast in Huelo Maui
What kind of buyer will be attracted to this off-grid listing on 3.9 acres with incredible white water views?  Someone with an adventurous spirit that appreciates being surrounded by wild and wonderful nature and wants to explore … (11 comments)

off the grid: Luxury oceanfront 2 acre lot with the WOW factor - Haiku Maui HI - 11/07/16 07:45 AM
What does a luxury oceanfront vacant lot on Maui look like?  Maybe this short video of 2 acres at the end of Ho'olawa Road will show you...  (click the link!!)

What's so special about 460 Ho'olawa Road?  In a few words:
off the grid and independent oceanfront and towering over the Pacific ocean and crashing waves below 1 of only 5 lots in Ho'olawa Point Subdivision great neighbors who will be an asset in the long run mostly level and all usable prime AG land remote and removed from the rest of the crazy world your own private fortress low property taxes … (15 comments)

off the grid: 802 Door of Faith, Haiku Maui HI 96708 - for sale now - 10/15/16 12:38 PM
802 Door of Faith, Haiku Maui HI 96708 - is for sale now, listed for only $899,000.
This a sweet plantation style cottage is situated in a perfect spot to enjoy incredible views and privacy.  For somebody who wants a simple life, this home covers all the basics.  When you live in Hawaii you spend a lot of your time outdoors, so having a great big house just doesn't make sense.  This makes a great vacation home too!
Imagine waking up to see the sunrise over the ocean, stepping out onto the thick carpet of grass and breathing in some of the world's … (10 comments)

off the grid: Have you considered off the grid living on Maui? - 03/15/16 12:04 PM
Have you considered off the grid living on Maui?
With increasing water shortages and power struggles with electric providers, many people are getting fed up with having no control over such basics necessities of life. We kind of take some things for granted when we own a home, such as clean and plentiful water, and a reliable source of power. But what happens when all that becomes unreliable?  Look no further than places like Flint Michigan, or Lake Powell to see that we can't keep on like this.  Shows like Unplugged Nation are letting people know that there are alternatives to what … (12 comments)

off the grid: Marlon Brando was here - right here in Haiku Maui - 01/19/16 10:57 AM
Marlon Brando was here - right here in Haiku Maui...
...and he liked what he saw, and he bought a big chunk of it because it was so pristine and private. Over 26 acres to be exact, with ocean and mountain views, and mature trees and open spaces.  Nobody else around.  Away from prying eyes.  Surrounded by large tracts of land with few other homes.
480 Puniawa Road is the special property that caught his attention and won his heart.
After a number of years he sold it to a lucky couple from Alaska, and they built a home on it, developed it with … (5 comments)

off the grid: Windward Garden B&B in Haiku Maui is now for sale - 12/06/15 08:34 AM
Windward Garden B&B in Haiku Maui is now for sale
This beautiful hand crafted 3 bedroom home on 1.1 acres is now listed for sale with Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers.  And, even better, there's also a detached 1 bedroom cottage, a cute little workshop, and an outdoor bathroom!  The tropical grounds are delightful, with many colorful orchids and flowers, ferns and palms.  Mature fruit trees provide ample tasty treats for breakfast or anytime.
It's a permitted Bed and Breakfast in Maui County, and has been so for the past 6 years.  The people who stay here love it, and leave great reviews … (10 comments)

off the grid: Off the grid land sale in Haiku Maui HI - super good deal - 09/23/15 12:59 PM
Off the grid land sale in Haiku Maui HI - super good deal
Just last week (9/14/15) a really nice parcel of land sold in my neighborhood.  I've been waiting for it to close since I have clients in the same Ho'olawa Point subdivision and everyone wants to know the sale price.  After 3 months of suspense we now know that this 2.9 acres sold for only $445,300. 
What makes this lot so special?  There are only 5 lots in the Ho'olawa Point Subdivision, so it's a very exclusive oceanfront development.  A private well services all the lots with potable water.  The … (7 comments)

off the grid: January Challenge - Roof Mounted Wind Turbines - 01/25/08 08:35 PM

Wind Power for Maui Homeowners
Off Grid Systems
It's REALLY windy outside right now.  The wind generator is cranking out power and the inverter is humming.  I've got the clothes dryer running at night!  That's a luxury when you're off the grid, you just don't do it unless you have power to burn.  The batteries are topped up and there's more power coming in.  We have a Bergey wind turbine mounted on a 60 foot pole, in our horse pasture.  It produces 1,000 watts at full capacity.  It's not mounted on that shed in the picture, it's behind it, held up with guy wires.  … (24 comments)

off the grid: Honopou Maui - vacant land for sale in Hawaii - November 2007 - 11/04/07 10:38 AM

VACANT LAND FOR SALE IN HONOPOU - $279,000.00 Fee Simple
This special Honopou Maui property is new on the market in November 2007.  The parcel is .893 acres and is mostly wooded, with some sloping ground and some flat taro paddy area.  It's located at the end of a cul de sac, so it's very private, with only a few other homeowners nearby.  This piece of vacant land has not been for sale in a very long time.
Honopou Stream flows along one side, and a ditch (pictured here) that irrigates the nearby taro fields.  This water is very … (2 comments)

off the grid: Honopou Valley - Maui's wild Hawaii - 11/03/07 11:05 AM

You may not know of this hidden valley down Honopou Road on Maui's north shore.  Some of the land has belonged to Hawaiian families for generations and goes back to the "great mahele".  There is a lot of history here, with ancient rock walls surrounding taro paddies that are watered from Honopou Stream.  This is where a large population of Hawaiians called home, back before the the sea-faring Europeans landed here with their diseases and land-owning practices.  Not many native Hawaiians still choose to live a lifestyle that includes taro and sweet potato farming, raising crops and … (11 comments)

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