Big Island

5-Acre Agricultural Property Near Hawi With Cabin and Active Farming Operation

In the years I have listed and sold homes in Hawi (Kohala), one of the popular sets of buyer criteria include a home on an ag-zoned parcel suitable for “growing things” — a few acres, not 20 acres — outside of a gated community or subdivision with CC&Rs. The problem is those properties are rarely listed.

My new listing, MLS #669788, checks all those boxes. It is a five-acre agricultural property located approximately one mile makai (towards the ocean) of Hawi with a 1-bed/1bath permitted cedar cabin, an active farming operation, and room for expansion of both.

55-370 Hoea Exterior sitting area

Fully permitted custom cedar cabin with wraparound lanai and multiple seating areas to enjoy the bucolic rural setting on your 5-acre farm.

Small Home Lifestyle – or Live in the House While You Expand or Build

The home is 750 sq ft with a wrap-around lanai, and an open floor plan creating multiple spaces for dining, working, and relaxing. Is it ok to call this a “great room” in a small home? I love the ownerʻs choice of farmhouse Boho style, but with the beautiful woodwork you could furnish in many styles, from country to zen minimalism

There is ample room on the property for a larger home if that were desired, but buyers should check with County Planning and Building for rules and procedures on constructing additional farm dwellings on agricultural land.

Great room 55-370 Hoea Rd

Shop at the Saturday Hawi farmers market or nearby Food Hub and cook fresh meals from local ingredients in the country styled kitchen with custom cabinets of mango and keawe woods.

kitchen in big island home with lots of wood accents

The bedroom has its own set of French doors opening out onto the lounge area with its outdoor shower

55-370 Hoea Rd Bedroom

Working Farm Set Up for Crops and Animal Husbandry

A portion of the land is currently leased to a non-profit that operates a farm to educate local families and youth and provide food to the Kohala community.

row of palm trees

In this photo you can see the main ag building to the right, separated from the house (on the left) by two rows of trees

All farming has been done with chemical-free natural farming methods. You could choose to work with the current farmer, or take over the farm for your own agricultural goals. A permitted 1,020 sq ft agricultural building can be used for equipment, processing or animal shelter. The acreage would also support horses.

Pig at Hoea Rd Listing

Although the setting is rural, there is underground electricity, County water, cable for high speed Internet, and good cell phone reception. The shops and restaurants of Hawi are a mile away; a grocery store and library between Hawi and Kapaau, another two miles along the road. The beaches and amenities of the Kohala Coast resorts are a half-hour drive, Kona airport and Costco an hour away.

Kohala is a vibrant multi-cultural community, committed to maintaining its historic character and agricultural heritage. This is a real opportunity if you want to be part of Kohalaʻs agricultural renaissance.

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