The Benefits of Sustainable Living

Kuwili Lani is a 13.9 acre sustainable living community, consisting of 11 one-plus-acre lots zoned for agricultural use and designed to be an independent, low-impact / low carbon footprint development. All lots have AMAZING ocean and sky view planes and offer peaceful pastoral scenes.

There is a private road and private security gate, as well as a private water system serviced by a secured on site pump house. Additionally there’s private on site Wi-Fi service, and each lot owner will have their own solar PV system. Independence from utility companies—non grid-tie renewable energy to be used throughout the subdivision; all underground utilities so no visible utility lines or poles. County potable water for indoor use; sustainable rain harvesting system for outdoor water use.

Kuwili Lani is a safe and gated oasis in a quiet neighborhood one mile from the village of Laupahoehoe, where basic services are available, and Highway 19, the main highway on the Hamakua Coast; 25 miles from the city of Hilo, with airport, university, hospital, county government, malls, restaurants, and services. Flight time from Hilo to Honolulu is a short 50-minute flight.

Kuwili Lani is in the heart of the Hamakua Coast. Often overlooked on the east side of Hawaii Island, this coast is a place of history, amazing agricultural diversity, and extraordinary beauty. It offers a quiet country lifestyle, where the Hawaiian heritage of the land is honored and protected.

Benefits of Living Sustainably

A Sustainable Neighborhood offers lot purchasers at Kuwili Lani the option of participating with having fresh food produced on their site. Instead of typical landscape consisting of ornamental trees and bushes, they can be surrounded by “edible landscape” which can provide for them. The model accomplishes multiple personal enhancements or benefits to homeowners as follows:

#1) Anyone can have at their disposal a "personalized self-sustenance Ag Operation", which can be scaled to one’s own desire and personal involvement. For assistance with developing / implementing or managing an Ag Operation, visit  for more information.

#2) Food produced within the neighborhood is not dependent on outside availability, transportation means or use of fossil fuels to deliver it. Saves fuel / offsets carbon footprint. It enables one to be part of an engaged solution versus negatively affecting our world’s natural resources and environment.

#3) The POTENTIAL OPPORTUNITY to combine efforts with your neighbors to grow a wide variety of tropical fruits, nutrient rich vegetables, and even fish, prawns and poultry for private consumption.

#4) Having fresh, nutrient-dense food on a semi-daily basis, potentially being distributed to all households in the subdivision.

#5) One can utilize the land to possibly fulfill a vast array of a lot owner's needs: From food security via "edible landscape” to peace of mind knowing that they’re influencing future generations while enhancing one's own life in the present.

#6)  An individual can monitor what goes into the production of their agricultural operation and control the nutrient content of one’s own food. It is possible to grow food in a controlled environment that is far superior to food bought at the market. (For more information, see

#7) Last and most important, it allows a quality of life in which one can obtain a healthier outlook on life by being "engaged in the garden"—surrounded by verdant beauty and tranquility.

Note: Optional assistance in implementing / designing / managing your own Ag operation at Kuwili Lani is available at