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A First for Hawaii Island: Kuwili Lani is True Sustainable Living

A new intentional residential community is being developed along the Hamakua Coast in Laupahoehoe. Kuwili Lani is what’s known as an agrihood (agriculture neighborhood) – and it is the first of its kind on Hawaii Island.

Kuwili Lani site rendering of building sites on each lot – all with big ocean views!  

9 Lots for Sale!

If you are looking for Hawaii Island property for sale that offers a sustainable, off-grid lifestyle, then you definitely want to learn more about Kuwili Lani. Featuring 11 one-acre lots with stunning ocean views and countryside vistas, this new subdivision is an intentional community. Here is an example of one of the 9 available Lots for sale, 36-3326 Kuwili Lani Place, Lot #4

View from Lot #4, MLS 619348

What is an Agrihood?

What do terms like agrihood and intentional community mean? For starters, a great deal of careful thought and design has gone into every single aspect of environmentally friendly living in this community. The entire subdivision is designed to be mostly off grid using different types of renewable energy including solar power, as well as, featuring sustainable rain harvesting systems for outdoor water use. County water is available for all indoor water use via our private water system. The first home built within the neighborhood as an example home is being designed and built using the latest in green building practices. In addition to living off grid in Hawaii (without sacrificing an ounce of style and comfort!), residents of Kuwili Lani will enjoy a shared benefit of living in an agricultural neighborhood, or “agrihood,” where everyone is able (and encouraged) to grow their own food, as well as, share their own produce in a planned community food co-op. In fact, each new lot owner will be provided with an individual plot layout list describing in full detail how to best utilize each individual Kuwili Lani property to its maximum potential.

Recommended landscape rendering for Lot #4, MLS 619348

Kuwili Lani is a Private, Gated Community

Over 10 years of planning and consideration have gone into the creation of Kuwili Lani. Situated above Laupahoehoe, the ocean views here are spectacular. Each lot within the private gated community has been carefully designed to take maximum advantage of the incredible views. On a recent visit I could see whales swimming off shore, and a hawk soaring in the sky above. Underground utilities and renewable energy systems mean no unsightly wires and poles to block your views. There is also dedicated wi-fi with redundant power backup.

And yet, you are just a mile from Laupahoehoe and 23 miles from Hilo, the third largest city in the state with an international airport, restaurants, shopping, dining, museums, and myriad cultural events.

Seasonal whales and frequent rainbows at Kuwili Lani

Kuwili Lani is truly the first sustainable community of its kind on Hawaii Island. There are so many exciting aspects to this project – more than I can possibly fit in a single blog post! In the coming months I’ll be sharing more and more about this innovative project – from the cutting edge green building materials used in the energy efficient net zero homes being built, to growing your own food.

If you want to live a more environmentally friendly lifestyle, Kuwili Lani may be an ideal community for you. Contact me to learn more!

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Michael Whelan

June 11, 2018

I thought that your blog was awesome. Just wanted to give you a big pat on the back from across the wifi 🙂 Great Job and nice Pix.

Julie Keller, R(B)

June 11, 2018

> Thank you Michael! I am so proud, honored and excited to be part of this wonderful project! Thank you for your trust in me, my team and Hawaii Life!

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