A reader was kind enough to send us listing information on this contemporary home that's located three blocks from Kehena Beach in Hawaii.  The home has two masses separated by a breezeway — one side has the living, dining, kitchen, bathroom, and bedroom, while the other side has the master suite and bathroom.  It was built to a Built Green 2-Star level of certification and includes some of the following green elements:


  • Rainwater collection;
  • Natural ventilation and ceiling fans (no AC);
  • Efficient CFL and LED lighting; 
  • Energy Star appliances;
  • Low-VOC paints throughout;
  • Cork flooring and Trex decking;
  • Durable metal roofing with radiant barrier;
  • On-demand water heating; and
  • Retaining wall designed for vegetable beds. 

This home is located in Puna, where residents tend to value low-impact and off-grid style living.  Indeed, although the home draws power from the grid, all of the water comes from an on-site rainwater catchment system

Designed by Bob Kirk and built by Asher Trimble, it's currently listed for $279,900, which includes 972 square feet of interior space, 326 square feet of outdoor covered space, and a 1/4 acre lot in tropical landscape setting. 


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Credits: Green Modern Hawaii.