Hawaii - Hi'ilani Eco House
The Hi'ilani project is being built on the Island of Hawaii, called the Big Island, the project is located approximately 5 miles on the outside of the town call Honkahaa and is approximately 4 miles from Waipo Valley know as or considered the west side of the island, we are located 40 miles from Hilo.
Julio Nicolas visiting the Hawaii Volcanoes Park, to see everything will take all day.
This photo and the following are of a lava flow, they are published photos off of post cards and were not taken by us.
Lava flow on the Island of Hawaii.
Julio walking thru the lava tube.
Photo of active volcanoes on the Island of Hawaii.
Photo of wild turkeys which are all over the Island, they have no predators on the Island so the turkey's do quite well.
You can see many of these chameleons but also see many children's playing with them at the farmers markets and other places, the ones I have seen are from 4" inches to 10" inches in length and are a yellowish green in color.
Rod Jr. and Julio in a kayak off the coast on the Kona side of the Island on our day off.
A small green Gecko, we have several of them in the house we stay in, the Hawaiian people believe they will bring good luck, so we smile when we see one run across the wall, they also eat any small bugs or mosquitoes.
Photo of red ginger.
Another local flower, which grows wild, near our house.
View of the Pacific Ocean on the Kona side of the Island.
A view of the beach or shoreline on the Kona side of the Island, the Island of Hawaii has its share of beaches but they are not the white sand such as the beaches on some of the other Hawaii Islands.
This is a photo we took of the Valley of The King on Waipo Valley, you can visit this valley with only a four wheel drive auto, this valley is approximately four miles from our job site, the road which goes down to the bottom is approximately six miles long with many switch backs and only one way traffic, many of the locals surf here.
This is a view from Hawaii's rugged coastline; there is a trail, which goes down to the beach below, it's about a 30-minute hike.
A view of a nearby mountain.
Ernie Mattos and Rod Hadrian Sr., these are just a few of the goats which came off the mountain which borders against the Mattos ranch, Ernie also raises cattle as a hobby. Ernie and Sheldon have been very helpful to myself in the construction of this project.
Here are some photos of our electrical contractor, a father and son team. Ernie and Sheldon Mattos of Hilo, Hawaii. Sheldon and Ernie are extremely good hunter's they own a ranch at the base of on of the two mountains, Sheldon hunts the goats on his week ends, the others are of wild pigs, the pigs in Hawaii do extreme damage to the crops and are considered pests, I was given some which was smoked and it was extremely good, Sheldon has invited us to go hunting with him, I will keep you posted.
These are the heads of wild pigs hanging at the Mattos ranch outside of Hilo, Hawaii, the pigs are considered pests.
No pigs wanted!