The Kuwili Lani Story

Kuwili Lani came about when three entrepreneurial gentlemen from diverse backgrounds—Michael Whelan, an environmental science major, Dwight Smith, a general contractor / timber frame home fabricator, and Hubert Saint-Onge, a management consultant—teamed up with the goal of creating a better way to live by filling an under-served market.

The three partners formed Big Island Sustainable Homes, LLP to perpetuate the vision of people embracing the most satisfying life achievable.  Kuwili Lani is the realization of this vision, a first of its kind fossil-fuel free, sustainable neighborhood in the state of Hawaii.

Now more than a decade in planning and coming to fruition, Kuwili Lani is, a community in which the residents can enjoy an independent and engaged lifestyle surrounded by the beauty of the Hamakua Coast on Hawaii’s Big Island.

As the three partners explain: “Our quest has been to enable people to live sustainably, by creating a path for them to follow that enhances their lives and our natural environment.  We also want to act as agents of change in encouraging people to be part of the solution for their well-being today while at the same time creating a legacy for future generations.”

Welcome to Kuwili Lani : for today, tomorrow and future generations.

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