The Hamakua Heritage Corridor, which stretches roughly from mile marker 7 in Hilo north to mile marker 43 on State Highway 19 is one of the most unique areas on the Big Island. Land that was once used for vast sugar plantations (the last one closed its doors in 1994) is now broken into primarily large acreage lots. Many of the homes built off of the main belt road are off-grid homes that generate their own power.
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. Read More
Built in 1992, this new listing is located in a unique North Hilo neighborhood on the Big Island's Hamakua Coast. The community consists of eight homes on a charming dead-end street near Laupahoehoe's 50's diner, the Laupahoehoe swimming pool and tennis courts and just minutes from the Laupahoehoe Point recreation area where you can swim, watch whales and fish. Read More