(BIVN) – A first-of-its-kind “agrihood” has received final subdivision approval and is being launched on the Hāmākua Coast.
The brand new sustainable living community in Laupahoehoe promotes fresh food production and innovative green building practices, according to this joint media release from Hawai‘i Life Real Estate Brokers and Big Island Sustainable Homes, LLP:
After more than 10 years of extensive research and effort, Big Island Sustainable Homes, LLP is pleased to announce the arrival of Kuwili Lani, (“to embrace the heaven’s”), the first-ever Sustainable Agrihood on Hawaii Island. Infrastructure has been completed with lots within the gated subdivision ranging from mid $200K to mid $300K. Julie Keller, R(B), of Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers, is handling sales for Kuwili Lani.
Featuring 11 one-acre vacant lots zoned Ag-1 for agricultural use; Kuwili Lani is a planned intentional community that is designed to be low-impact where residents can enjoy a sustainable lifestyle. Situated along the Hamakua Coast above the village of Laupahoehoe, careful consideration and planning went into every aspect of living in this truly unique and one-of-a-kind subdivision.
At Kuwili Lani, amidst green rolling hills and sweeping Pacific Ocean views, the focus is on living a sustainable lifestyle. Emphasizing independence from the energy grid and wise use of natural resources, the community is designed with an array of renewable energy systems, including photovoltaic and wind systems, plus a combination of water catchment and County potable water. Energy / Water efficiency and conservation are the cornerstones of the homes to be built in Kuwili Lani, featuring the latest in green building practices. With each lot designed to take maximum advantage of the region’s rich growing conditions, residents of Kuwili Lani are encouraged to grow their own healthy food.
Developer Big Island Sustainable Homes, LLP created Kuwili Lani in response to demand from people looking to live in Hawaii who are mindful about the environment. Kuwili Lani is designed for people who want to live in an intentional neighborhood where they have a low-impact on the land, while still enjoying the modern amenities of technology and comfortable living.
“Kuwili Lani is based on the principle of one being independent and in charge of one’s own destiny” stated Michael Whelan, managing partner for Big Island Sustainable Homes, LLP. “We wanted to create a path for people to follow who are aware of the way their lifestyle impacts our environment”.
For more information on Kuwili Lani and how to be a part of this innovative sustainable community, contact Julie Keller at (808) 987-7931 or via email at Julie@hawaiilife.com.
In somewhat related news, the Hawaii County Council Committee on Planning will vote on a recommendation on the Hāmākua Community Development Plan, or CDP, which has already gotten the approval of the Windward Planning Commission. The council committee meets in Hilo at 10:30 a.m.
by Big Island Video News
LAUPAHOEHOE, Hawaii - The 11 one-acre lots promote a sustainable lifestyle above the village of Laupahoehoe, representatives say.