Big Island Off Grid Living: Harvesting Rainwater with a Catchment System

September 18, 2012||Resources for Big Island Residents, Sustainability and Off-Grid Living


On Hawaii Island, there are somewhere between 30,000 and 60,000 people using catchment systems. When purchasing a home, potential buyers can be comfortable with houses that use a catchment system if they do a little research first.

September 4, 2012||Big Island Communities: Districts & Subdivisions


Ka'u: An Affordable Option for Sustainable Living on the Big Island 

Recently, "Ka’u: Rural, Resilient, Relevant," a post about agriculture in Ka'u by Michelle Galimba of Naalehu's Kuahiwi Ranch on the She Grows Food website had me reflecting on how Ka’u has evolved over the 15+ years after the sugarcane industry ceased operations in this area. Read More 

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August 27, 2012||Sustainability and Off-Grid Living


Big Island Off Grid Living: The Basics 

Off-grid living used to be considered an alternative approach to power generation, but I believe it is the preferred approach for the rural island lifestyle. Read More 

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August 20, 2012||CRC Listings: "Green" and Off-Grid, CRC Listings: Residential


Dreams are Made of This: Off-Grid Kohala Mountain Road Home Offers Seclusion, Dramatic Vistas 

Just a few days ago, I got the photos of a new listing on Kohala Mountain Road and realized that Alexander G Budge, III, R of our Waimea office was working on listing the property of my imagination for sale. Tempting, Alex. Very, very tempting! Read More 

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May 9, 2011||CRC Listings: "Green" and Off-Grid, CRC Listings: Residential


LUXURY PORTFOLIO: Upscale and Off Grid on Hawaii's Hamakua Coast 

Easily the most spectacular oceanfront property on the market in East Hawaii, this Big Island home is situated on its own peninsula on the Hamakua Coast, affording unparalleled views of Hilo Bay, Keaukaha and the vast Pacific Ocean as well as of the summits of Mauna Kea. Read More 

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