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144 Sq. Ft. Colorful Studio Cabin in Hawaii

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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!

144 Sq. Ft. Colorful Studio Cabin in Hawaii


Images © Dr. Rodney Pygoya Chang

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Images © Dr. Rodney Pygoya Chang

Our big thanks to Dr. Rodney Pygoya Chang for sharing!

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  • Karen R
    July 18, 2015, 12:23 pm

    Cute use of primary colors.

  • Joan
    July 18, 2015, 3:55 pm

    WOW, those are some bright colors! Would be nice to see inside to check out the interior design.

  • Sally
    July 18, 2015, 5:00 pm

    I like the clear panel over the door. It helps further define the entrance and brightens up an area that looks shady most of the time. I imagine it creates interesting lighting for the artist. Very welcoming little place.

  • Rue
    July 19, 2015, 9:13 am

    I was actually just on the Big Island, and visited Kilauea…the guide book noted that any lava flows from an eruption would likely miss Volcano Village. Though one should never take chances with Pele!

    The outside of this studio is so bright and cheerful….I wish we could see some interior shots.

  • July 19, 2015, 8:19 pm

    If the owners sees this, I want to stay a few nights if it’s on vrbo or abb!

  • Liz
    July 20, 2015, 12:56 pm

    If this is completed, where are the interior shots. Must be awful inside.

    • Alex
      July 20, 2015, 5:17 pm

      Interior pics are coming soon! It’s a newly built cabin.

  • Glenda
    November 1, 2015, 1:06 am

    How do I find out cost and info in these places?

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