It’s tough to find an estate home for sale that can be “off-the-grid”, with features like water catchment, a well, solar power, a huge orchard that pumps out all kinds of food (even in Hawaii). Imagine growing your own food, drinking your own well water (or rain, up to you), and generating enough power from your solar system to run your beautiful custom home.
Located just a short distance from Kahili Bay (Rock Quarry’s Beach) on Wailapa Road on Kauai’s North Shore, MLS #245648 is now listed at the new price of $1,540,000.
The ability to generate enormous amounts of food from your own orchard is of immense value. Trust me on the “enormous amounts of food” part. I personally planted some of the trees on this property (years ago). There are enough varieties of avocado on the property to enjoy them year round. And, aside from the orchard, the climate in this part of Kauai is ideal for farming and gardening.
Usually, when it comes to “green” or sustainable homes for sale, you end up sacrificing some quality of construction or design in exchange for the sustainable elements. That’s not the case here. First off, while it features the ability to be ‘off-the-grid’, it’s still connected to county water and power so that option is available. Section, this is a custom home, not a kit, and not an easy build (again, trust me, I watched it being built). Tiger wood floors, granite counter tops, and stainless steel appliances create a modern, high-end interior. The cedar construction serves as a natural insect deterrent, and the roof is a custom composite designed specifically for rain water catchment.
It’s not about riding out the end of the world. It’s about living in a home with a low(er) carbon footprint, that generates its own water, power and food. Take a look, leave your comments or questions here.