Have you considered off the grid living on Maui?
With increasing water shortages and power struggles with electric providers, many people are getting fed up with having no control over such basics necessities of life. We kind of take some things for granted when we own a home, such as clean and plentiful water, and a reliable source of power. But what happens when all that becomes unreliable? Look no further than places like Flint Michigan, or Lake Powell to see that we can't keep on like this. Shows like Unplugged Nation are letting people know that there are alternatives to what we consider normal housing.
435 Hoolawa Rd, Haiku HI 96708 - off-grid house and cottage on 1 acre
Why not have your own free source of fresh water? Water catchment systems work great in areas with high rainfall and clean air. Here on the north shore of Maui many people rely on sweet rainwater for their household needs since it just falls out of the sky after coming over thousands of miles of ocean. With a good covered holding tank you won't even need to add chlorine or other chemicals.
A water catchment tank and pump house in Haiku Maui
Do you want to have more control over your power supply and use more renewable sources such as solar power and wind? It can happen when you live off the grid and have your own electrical system by using photo-voltaic panels and batteries to store the energy. Wind turbines are also a reality than can combine with solar to provide incoming power both day and night. You won't have any more power failures or brown-outs unless you fail to maintain your own system. Being independent is a really good feeling of security.
Wind turbine in Haiku Maui
Off-grid living doesn't mean you have to do without what you're used to. You can have a washer and dryer, a dishwasher, and other appliances. A swimming pool - sure, why not? It's just a matter of scaling up the system to supply your needs. Once you consult with an off the grid supplier you'll know what it takes to keep you powered up in style. Luxury homes and humble cottages can all be completely self sustaining.
480 Puniawa Rd, Haiku HI 96708 - an off-grid 3 bedroom house on 27 acres
Check out this Hawaii Life gallery of off-grid homes and land for sale on Maui, and let me know if there's anything you like. I can provide more details about these properties and help you with your questions about an off the grid lifestyle. We've been doing it for years!
And if you want to be featured on an episode of Unplugged Nation, please let me know and I'll do my best to get you on so you can show off some of my off-grid listings!
Georgie Hunter R(S) e-Pro, Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers
161 Wailea Ike Place C-103B, Wailea HI 96753
127 Hana Hwy. #G, Paia HI 96779
direct: 808 283-0635