Big Island

Sustainable Living on Magnificent Hakalau Ranch

I previously wrote about a spectacular horse ranch property along the Hamakua Coast in Hakalau, which features a spacious country home on 20.9 acres of prime ranching land with spectacular Pacific Ocean views.


29-2596 Kaiwiki Homestead Rd., Hakalau (MLS# 271757)

From the charming horse stables complete with an antique wagon wheel carriage to the beautiful and rare yellow lehua blossoms on the ohia trees gracing the manicured grounds, there’s a lot to like about this amazing Hakalau property located at 29-2596 Kaiwiki Homestead Rd.

Energy Self-Sufficient

A key element of home ownership that folks moving to Hawaii often do not consider is how energy costs factor into living expenses. Hawaii is known for some of the highest energy costs in the country. That’s what makes this Hakalau Mauka property so appealing (aside from being utterly breathtaking) – it is completely energy self-sufficient. Never pay an electric bill again!


With the abundant sunshine of the Hamakua Coast, the energy needs of the 20.9-acre property are met by the property’s solar electric and solar hot water systems. A water catchment system provides ample water for the main house and caretaker’s apartment, as well as all the livestock and horses.


LPG is used for the gas appliances in both the main house and the caretaker’s unit, and wood burning fireplaces take the chill off during those cool mountain nights during the winter.

Fruit Trees Galore

If you were so inclined, you could completely live off the land. There’s a mature orchard filled with fruit trees, including oranges, grapefruit, several variety of lemons, limes, nectarines, kumquats, avocados, mulberries, rabutan, longon, tamarind, and lychee. Asparagus, poha berries, and blackberries are also mature and producing.

Enjoy the fruits of your labor or sell the excess produce to local farmers’ markets. And with so much open space there is plenty of room to expand your garden.

Generate Income from Grass-Fed Livestock

Here on the Big Island, there is a demand for locally raised grass-fed livestock. The current owners are successfully raising cattle and sheep that are sold to upscale restaurants across the island.


If you’d like to learn more about this Hakalau ranching property, or other Big Island properties for sale, contact me today at (808) 557-2237 or email me.


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Alli Gray

March 10, 2019

Aloha Micheal K Bates,
Contacting you in regards to this beautiful ad posted online and curious if there is a potential rental or work trade agreement to be discussed? This sounds idealistic for what I have been seeking and I look forward to hearing from you!
Mahalo for your time, Alli

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