From her Tiny House on the Prairie in Boise, Idaho, minimalist designer and dressmaker Kristie Wolfe dreamed of a mini vacation home in Hawaii. The funds she saved by downsizing enabled her to build a tiny off-grid getaway on the Big Island for just $11,000 - and it operates completely off the grid thanks to solar panels that meet all the tiny house's tiny needs, a rooftop rainwater catchment system, and a toilet-sink combo that sends used water from the sink to the flusher. Best of all, when she's away the place could be yours.
Kristie Wolfe‘s dreamy Hawaiian treehouse, which includes a bedroom, bathroom, and space for a kitchen, was custom-designed and built primarily from wood and bamboo. The total dollar figure was $23,000—$11,000 for the home and $8,000 for a gorgeous plot of bamboo-laden land— and it took only two months to build.
The decor is stylish and contemporary. The bedroom comes complete with a sheer canopy and a hand-crafted chandelier. Two sliding glass doors act as portals to the wraparound lanai where solar-powered tiki torches light up the night. The shower is adorned with cork bark and air plants, and the rest of the property is filled with beautiful trinkets from a gramophone (no power required) to a signed copy of The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert, which inspired the look and feel of the spaces.
The lower level houses a swinging daybed made from an old trampoline. Guests can wake up from a swaying nap and walk the red cedar path on their way to such nearby attractions as Rainbow Falls and black and green sand beaches. Yep, even the shores of Hawaii are green.
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