Off-grid in style
This new eco resort is a very special place but not for everyone. There are 4 beautiful houses in the middle of a world-renowned working palm preserve. The guest houses are made of bamboo and derive their power from solar panels on the roof. Water is collected from the roof and filtered for use in the homes. Comfort, beauty, and sustainability is what this place is about. The homes contain all top-quality items – Stearns and Foster mattresses, gorgeous walk-in showers, the best of everything. The only difference is the kitchen. There is a beautiful hammered copper(?) sink, and a chest refrigerator. Hot water is both in the tap and comes from a separate hot water appliance for coffee (French press) and tea. Besides the comfortable living room, there is a hammock on the porch, and screened-in porches off the bedroom(s). To cook your food, you need to walk over to the covered communal cooking area. It has a couple of induction hot plates and a rice cooker. All pots and pans are there as well. BBQ’s with charcoal are on your porch. Another place to relax is on the various lounges under palapas around the pool. For ocean swimming, you can walk or drive to the Champagne Pond gated community down the street. There you will find naturally heated ocean pools to swim and laze around in. Snorkeling can either be done at that location or a short drive away at the Kapoho tide pools. This is also a community that you must walk into to get to the pools. Kipuka’s owner, Mark Frost, is marvelously helpful and quite willing to give you a tour of both the palms and the sustainability aspect of the property.

February 2016
A Polynesian, Bamboo Home in Kapoho, Hawaii
A Polynesian, Bamboo Home in Kapoho, Hawaii
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