Mark is a man with dream, and he works to turn it into reality
My friends and I stayed in Mark's Bamboo Eco Home for Feb 9&10, 2016. We are 4 close friends met at an amateur theatrical club at university, and are now young people working in the industry and scientific academia. Before we went there, we already had pretty high expectation for the Bamboo Eco Home -- the descriptions and pictures posted online are just so nice and show a great unique taste of the owner. When we arrived, we were not disappointed at all. The bamboo house is a great combination of artistic design and realistic comfort, and is way different from those kind of poor-taste luxury housing. Together with Mark's palm tree garden (which I will talk about below), it brought us great physical and spiritual enjoyment. In this sense, it is better than any other resort that I had ever stayed. Mark's place not just met our high expectation; it went way beyond our expectation. First, each of the Bamboo houses in Mark's garden is self-sustained: water is collected from rain, energy is collected from solar panels, life wastes go into biogas digester... very environmental design, based on the natural conditions of Hawaii. We are happy that the idealistic environmental concerns are so well compatible with the realistic enjoyment we had. Second, the most impressive of all, was the palm tree garden itself. The garden has hundreds of different species of palm trees, among which some are very rare and endangered. Mark is working (with botanists over the world) on preserving these endangered species. He does so in a scientific way, for example, he spends time designing automatic watering system and other sensory systems. On the morning before we left, we asked Mark to guide us around the garden. Mark nicely showed us around, introducing to us knowledges about palm trees and what he is doing to improve the garden. It was a super fantastic botanic garden tour -- how would you expect this from a resort?! In fact, to me, this botanic tour is more impressive than any other tours I had in Hawaii. Mark's Whippet Cosmo was also extremely impressive. Among the 4 of us, 3 (including myself) did not like dogs at all! But we all loved Cosmo! Cosmo is quieter than any other dogs and looks so elegant. He is almost like a doggy philosopher... Finally I would like to quote an idea Mark passed on to us: This is not just a hotel. This is a resort from which spreads the idea (and reality) about how human can live with the Nature in a coherent and harmonic manner.
A Polynesian, Bamboo Home in Kapoho, Hawaii