• MLS# 634220
  • Residential
  • 1 Bed
  • 1 Full Bath
  • 400 SQFT
  • Puna

Sustainable living on a two acre parcel located in Fern Acres near Mt View. This charming 1 BR 1 BA off-grid cottage is post and pier double wall construction, well built in 2014, recently remodeled. New ceramic tile in the kitchen, new appliances, complete and new high-tech low-maintenance solar system with 8000 watt back-up generator. Large enough system to power the Dishwasher, Microwave, Washer & Dryer, Ceiling Fans, and Small Air Conditioner, and even a charge station for an electric car! High speed internet is through Spectrum. Improvements include a 16x20 foot covered lanai with resurfaced concrete floor, covered back porch fashioned with Ohia trees, 12x20 sun deck. There is an detached guest quarters/office/workshop, storage building, greenhouse, several poly tunnels, 5000 gallon water catchment, pump with filter and tankless hot water heater run main home efficiently, UV filter system.

Comes with infrastructure in place to run a home aquaponic or hydroponic farm business, homestead or home garden. Was previously used to grow herbs, salad vegetables and microgreens, tomatoes, tilapia fish. A fenced paddock in the back of the property is perfect for goats. Mature fruit trees and exotic plants landscaped in raised lava rock gardens. Pineapples, bananas, avocados, lemons, tangerines, guava, breadfruit, berries, and tropical flowers such as hibiscus, anthuriums, and orchids. Hand cleared area and recently gravel to level. Part of the land is uncleared allowing you to expand the operation. Home is set back off of the road on a curving driveway, and surrounded by rainforest that provides ultimate privacy. Quiet neighborhood on paved roads. Comfortable elevation at about 1500 feet, and located near Mountain View, about 30 minutes from Hilo. Sold "As-Is"

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The fastest-growing district in Hawaii, enigmatic Puna is often said to be where the Volcano goddess Pele, of Hawaiian legend, is active in her workshop. The Puna coastline has been dramatically altered in recent years as Kilauea’s eruptions spilled layer upon layer of lava into the ocean.

Sometimes called "the last Hawaiian frontier," Puna real estate is considered to be the most affordable in the state. Several large subdivisions in the district were originally developed with minimal infrastructure, so those who thrive in rural East Hawaii quickly learn the importance of living in harmony with the land and weather patterns. Many residents even opt for off-grid living. A stop at the Sunday Maku'u Farmers Market is a great way to see first-hand the community commitment to promoting local food and the local economy.

Crossing into Puna from South Hilo, Keaau is the first commercial center you encounter. Both Keaau and agriculturally fertile Kurtistown are accessed from Highway 11. Orchidland Estates and Hawaiian Paradise Park are the first large rural subdivisions along Highway 130, which branches off to the southeast from Highway 11. Most properties in these subdivisions are in rainwater catchment water areas and many are on unpaved roads. 

Puna Makai (makai means “toward the sea”) includes the easternmost point on the Big Island where you will find the Kapoho Kumakahi Lighthouse, the subdivisions of Hawaiian Beaches and Hawaiian Shores, the town of Pahoa and the rugged coastal areas beyond. Pahoa, the eclectic commercial hub of Puna Makai, is a gathering place for rural East Hawaii residents and home to several restaurants, shops, Malama Market and the Pahoa Skatepark. 

Higher in elevation is the town of Mountain View and the subdivisions of Hawaiian Acres, Fern Acres, Fern Forest and Eden Roc. These communities comprise Puna Mauka (mauka means “toward the mountain”). While parts of Kurtistown and Mountain View are agriculturally rich areas where deep soil can be found, the subdivisions to the left of Highway 11 sit atop old lava flows. Residents will tell you that the abundant rainfall of this area is a blessing and a challenge. Maintaining a property here takes dedication--and a good arsenal of lawn-care tools.

Surrounded by lush rainforest filled with native trees and green hapu’u ferns, Volcano, at approximately 4,000 ft above sea level, has a very different ecology and climate than coastal Puna. (Watch video.) Temperatures can drop dramatically at night so many homes at this elevation are built with fireplaces or cozy wood-stoves. Often, Volcano homes are vacation escapes for owners who live on the mainland or on urban Oahu. There is a thriving Bed and Breakfast economy here, attracting tourists visiting the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Ohia Estates and Mauna Loa Estates are subdivisions located just across the highway from nearby Volcano Village, where Big Island residents and visitors alike gather at Village restaurants or the Sunday morning Cooper Center Farmers Market.


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