Hawaii Tiny Home News
State proposes permanent villages of tiny homes for the hardest to house March 14th, 2019
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – Desperate to ease the homeless crisis, state leaders want to set up permanent villages made up of clusters of tiny homes.
The proposal comes two weeks after new data showed the number of homeless people living on the streets of Oahu had jumped 12 percent in the past year.
“This is the permanent housing answer for people who have otherwise refused to go to shelters,” said Lt. Gov. Josh Green.
Tiny homes would create what the state has dubbed Kauhale villages.
Hawaii high school students build tiny homes May 10th, 2019
Hawaii High School students are trying to be part of the solution.
Students from Moanalua and Waipahu High Schools took part in the tiny house design challenge hosted by engineering company SSFM.
They had to build half-scale model tiny homes using just $100,000.
“This house can be our future,” said Moanalua High School student Kara Yoneda. “It can help solve the housing crisis in Hawaii. It also incorporates a lot of our sustainability features along with our living wall and planter boxes.”
Update: Tiny House Big Island Home On Wheels Begins Pre-Sales Dec. 18th, 2019
“These tiny homes will hopefully offer solutions to this island’s housing issues and will begin creating jobs in Ka‘ū!” said Christine Kaehuaea, Stargazer Industries founder and CEO
“Each of our seven models allows the owner to move beyond the worry of adding anything except for sun and water,” said Kaehuaea. “These are not shells. There are no hookups. They are complete homes with solar, propane, a Honda generator and more. We have done all the legwork, including interactions with local vendors and the county, state and federal governments to provide units that adhere to the 2018 International Residential Building Code Appendix Q: Tiny Houses, Hawai‘i waste management and transportation laws, including having our plans stamped by a licensed architect, construction from a licensed general contractor, with professionally licensed and non-licensed construction crews.”