Hale Kilo I’a is a unique twist on Hawaiian and modern architecture. Hale Kilo I’a is a collaborative project between H1 Construction & Fujita+Netski Architecture (together called H1+FN Design Collaborative). Playing with the idea of dual structures & the use of a creative wall, this project creates a private oasis right in the heart of Kailua. These humble structures work at creating a unique tension that is meant to always excite guests with shape, form, & color.
This tiny studio cabin is submitted by Dr. Rodney Pygoya Chang – share yours!
This cute studio was just completed (July 2015). It’s designed to be both an art studio as well as guest room detached from the existing residence.
Hopefully the bright colors will stimulate the occupant’s creative juices. The main house has about 2500 sq feet under roof whereas the studio offers just 144 sq. ft. of interior space with an 8’x12′ covered deck. It overlooks the natural rain forest up here at Volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii in the U.S. state of Hawaii. The owner actually resides in Honolulu on the main island of Oahu.
The playful bungalow serves as a relaxing alternative to crowded urban living and the hustle and bustle of Honolulu, recently ranked 3rd for the worst traffic in a major American city. Volcano Village itself is nestled in a rain forest that is perched on the slope, close to the top, of active Kilauea Volcano. A devastating eruption is predicted to happen every 500 years. It’s being about 500 years since the last lava spill… So, considering the impending risk, small with its cost containment is good!
Originally Kristie Wolfe built her own 97 sq. ft. tiny house on wheels in Idaho for only $5k. It was an experiment to live tiny for a year. Only she decided to continue living tiny. So after a few years went by she decided to buy a plot of land in Hawaii, sight unseen, for $8k. This is where she would build her second tiny home. Eventually she built the 230 sq. ft. treehouse cabin of her dreams (and you’re about to see it below) for $11k with the help of her mom.
The cabin is 15′ x 15′, it’s up on stilts, and is completely off the grid. She even relies on rain to collect her water. And you should see how her toilet works to save water! She also uses rooftop solar panels for power and uses propane to heat her water. I encourage you to learn more by enjoying the guided video tour of the treehouse cabin below with Kristie Wolfe.
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