Ever wondered what it's like to live inside a tiny house? Here is your chance. This cottage is waiting for someone that wants a long detailed exploration of Hawaii or needs a retreat from their life. Whether you're already on the island or coming from far away and want to stay in paradise, this place is ideal.
We have bee hives on the land.
The Ocean View Cottage is a classic, 24ft x 8.6 ft long, tiny home on wheels with a deck that is also 24ft x8ft
Decorated in rustic Hawaiian style with industrial accents, this cottage boasts expansive ocean views from most windows and the deck, as well as a view of the entire sprawling certified organic farm it is situated above. There is a full kitchen, full bath, living room, and deck. We provide 5 fans, one ceiling fan in the main cabin, one in the loft, a tower fan in the main cabin, a small, extra one, stored in the bathroom and there is one on the deck too. Please note we don't have an AC. It is too expensive to run on Maui and as long as we have a fan on us, we are great!
This part of our farm is new. We have lived across the street on 3 acres for 12 years and those 3 acres are totally planted with, and now mature, fruit trees. In the coming years we will be planting these 6 acres. We began planting in early 2019. All the grasses have grown in and the flowers are starting to bloom. Your input of financial energy will help us to buy trees, care for the land, and build our farm infrastructure (Thank you, immensely). On this property, we currently grow about 1/4 of an acre of turmeric commercially and we will be constructing an agriculture building this fall (2019). It will be used to process our turmeric. We are just planted another 1/8th of an acre of turmeric this summer. Also on the agenda is to start planting fruit trees everywhere.
The ocean and mountain views are extensive from this cottage. When there is wind this cottage gets great breeze and fortunately this cottage doesn't seem to have mosquitos. (cross our fingers it stays this way.)
The cottage sleeps 2. There is queen-sized bed up in the loft (accessed by a ladder), and the "L" couch in the living room that can be slept on when separation of the bed is needed. There are windows 2 windows in the loft to allow a cross breeze when wind is present. There is a great 41 inch tower fan we hung on the wall so it covers the entire bed in the loft. I checked it out at peak heat on a sunny day and it was totally comfortable to nap up there.
In the kitchen, you’ll find everything needed to make a gourmet meal—cast iron and stainless steel, and nonstick pots and pans, a 30-flavor spice rack, high-quality SHARP knives, and a NutriBullet SELECT 950-watt blender that blends kale to a smooth texture. We provide many different kinds of tea and whole bean Maui coffee in each unit. The kitchen has a french press and a coffee bean grinder so can enjoy the freshest cup of coffee possible. A beautiful natural edge bar on the porch will enable you to savor your surroundings while sipping you coffee or savoring your meal. There is also a small fold down table inside should you prefer an indoor experience for eating.
24 ft x 8 ft wide. There is an 8 foot long teak "L" couch on the deck that is large enough to be napped on. There is a basket with two yoga mats and two long yoga cushions. There is plenty of space to practice yoga on the deck. The deck railings are great to throw your leg up on and stretch. There is an 8 foot long slab of local cook pine that we made into a bar top for you to enjoy outside eating, with two tractor seat stools. (the cottage has 4 stools if needed). The deck is very cool most of the day, but about 45 min just before sunset, the sun is low enough to blast the deck and it gets hot if it is sunny. I planted some bananas to block this afternoon sun.
TV is not possible here as we are off that grid. We suggest you let your short stay here be about disconnecting and getting in touch with yourself, your friends, and nature.
There is solid wifi. The the password is swiftfish820.
We are located in the heart of Hana, home to 5 of the most beautiful BEACHES in the world; boasting black, red, and white sands, with the closest beach less then 1 mile away. You can view them all in the guidebook provided in the cottage.
A NOTE ABOUT VALUE to think about when you're reviewing, analyzing our farm, or dreaming of living here.
There are a few things people don't understand about living in Hawaii esp. in Hana. There are a lot of hidden costs to maintain a life out here. When it rains it pours. We have to fix our road a few times a year after big rains, which requires tractor work. It's very costly. When we need new rock laid, imagine trucking that rock on the Hana Highway from the other side of the island. Then once that rock is laid, it can sink into the ground and disappears or gets washed away again and again. Since this is one of the wettest places on earth, composting happens very fast. Which means our buildings rot very fast. We have to paint every 5 years instead of every 15 years. A 30-year roof only lasts 15 here. Our cars deteriorate at an astronomical rate. The metal on weed wakers and mowers rot. Small motor engines break often. The salt air is very damaging. On the mainland, a person might by 2 or 3 lawn mowers in their life time. We need to purchase one every 5 years. My neighbor buys a new one every 2 years. Our fridges get rusty from the salt in the air. A new one needs to be bought every 5-8 years. There are termites everywhere, and we need to tent the buildings for spraying every few years. The cost of a building is about $300 a sqft. On the mainland, it's around $100. The cost of cement is $400 per yard. On the mainland, it is $100/yard. It takes us about 30 hours a week just to keep the jungle from taking over our farm. Rain, sun, rain, sun everything grows fast. Bugs get in, cleaning needs to happen every day in everyone's house no matter how fancy it is. Organic certification cost $1000 every year. When we need supplies, it takes us a 12 hour day to go get supplies from the other side just so can to live out here. We have to go about once every 10 days but it typically happens once a week. So that's a huge fuel cost to go to the store because we have to drive to Kahului. And then there is the property cost and insurance, we live in a hurricane path. So when you think of the value, please think of these things. The rental allow us to maintain the property. There are a lot of hidden expenses that renters don't think about. Help keep our ratings high so we can keep it up. It's a lot of work. We LOVE it. And we love sharing it with you. we are so incredibly thankful for you.
Our neighborhood speaks for itself. It's beauty and charm comes from our secluded location and the mountain and ocean views. You'll hear birds and bamboo singing, winds and rain, ocean pounding at times, sometimes kids playing, goats off in the distance, during whale season, Nov-Mar, we hear whales all the time. The famous Hamoa beach is 10 minutes, 7 sacred pools are about 30 minutes, red sands beach is 5 minutes, wianapanapa black sand beach is 2 minutes. There's a lot of local food. Soon there will be a few food trucks across the street from the farm. Kahanu Gardens, which boosts the biggest Hawaiian gathering place, in all the islands, is 2 miles away. The famous and largest lava tube in Hawaii is right next door.
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Hana, Hawaii, United States