Green Homes for Sale - Honoka'a, Hawaii Green Home

Honoka'a, Hawaii — Green Home For Sale

A state-of-the-art off-the-grid electrical system. The inside of the house was painted with low VOC paint, we only clean with organic products and no pesticides have been used on this property.

Listing ID: 19592

  • Green Home
  • Off the Grid
Annual Property Tax $1,475
Annual Utility Cost $2,700
Home Area 1,932 sq ft
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Total Property Area 2 acres
Year Built 2006

Property Description

Upstairs consists of a carpeted bedroom, tiled master bathroom with Jacuzzi tub, finished oak-floor living room, office and tiled kitchen and dining area. Two sky lights, a Lancelot undermount stainless steel sink, Millspride cabinets, Earthstone Sandrift counter top, 4-stage Topway Global reverse osmosis water filter, ConServ refrigerator, and spacious pantry make this kitchen a chef’s delight. In the bedroom a naturally finished Pacific Rim maple queen bed holds an organic Shepherd’s Dream wool mattress, 2 end tables, and a mirrored chest of drawers. Finished cherry wood in the den supports a bamboo-inlaid desk, solid wood bookcase, and a “store-all” cabinet. DSL internet service and router provides remote capabilities. An Iron Berkshire fireplace cozies up the living room on those rare chilly nights. The upper deck is 12 by 28 feet and offers a view of the Pacific. The lower section of the house consists of an all-purpose room (an inner stairway connects to the upper floor) with a double-doored formal entry and another door leading to the combination garage, laundry and storage area. The guest room features a custom-built queen bed with Tempur Pedic mattress, a heated armoire, 2 nap-inducing chairs and foot stools, a Japanese Koa wood sliding bathroom door, tastefully appointed kitchen, and an Avalon Hideaway fireplace. The lower deck (12 x 12) is also maintenance-free Trex – a recycled plastic product. The “hut” is an 8 x 8 stand alone structure designed for meditation, reading and other forms of “just being”.

What makes your home a Green or Healthy Home?

A state-of-the-art off-the-grid electrical system was professionally installed by ProVision Technologies and Energy Plus Electric Company. The inside of the house was painted with low VOC paint, we only clean with organic products and no pesticides have been used on this property. The county provides our water plus we have a rain filled 5,000 gallon reserve tank.

Neighborhood Description

This is pastoral country with most properties 5 or more acres (ours is one exception). The roads are paved and maintained by Hawaii County but we maintain our driveway which is ¼ mile long and graded gravel/dirt. Wildlife visitors include mynah and cardinal birds, wild turkeys and pheasants, the scurrying mongoose, and an occasional wild pig who helps with the soil tilling.

Market Area

Our home is 1800 feet in elevation 3 miles above the historic town of Honoka’a, 20 miles to Waimea, 40 to Hilo, and 55 to Kona. Kona and Hilo have international airports.

School District

Grades 1 - 12 (approximately 800 students) are located in Honoka'a on one big campus with three distinct areas for grades 1 to 6, 7 & 8, and 9 to 12. The school is 3 miles from our property.


Honoka’a is on the Hamakua Coast which is one of the most unique and desirable areas in Hawaii. Hamakua’s history and leisurely way of life are treasures being preserved by the local communities. The black sand beach in Waipio Valley, the 420 foot water cascade at Akaka Falls, and the flora rich 600 acre Kalopa Park are all within 25 miles of our house.

Home Type or Land

Single Family - Two Story

Location of Home or Land


Elevation of Home


Building Details

Air Quality

Agriculture in Area Yes
Industry in Area No
Air Pollution in Area No
Pesticide Free Yes
Fragrance Free Yes
Cleaned with Green Products Yes

Interior Environment

Heating System Fireplace
Cooling System Passive Cooling
Ventilation System Other
Whole House Filtration None
Whole House Vacuum No

Energy & Water

Energy System Off the Grid
Water System Municipal
Rain Water Collection
Wastewater System Septic System

Construction Information

Construction Type Masonry/Concrete
Exterior Finish Wood
Interior Finish Gypsum Board - Sheet Rock
Interior Paint Low VOC
Floor Material Carpet
Wood - Solid
Roof Material Asphalt Composition Shingle
Window Material Metal Single Glazed
Insulation Material Fiberglass

Garage / Car Port

Garage / Carport Yes
Garage Type Attached
Number of Cars 1
Garage Area 350 sqft