Kaupuni

Kaupuni, Wai‘anae, O‘ahu

Ke Kaiāulu Ho‘owaiwai – The Prospering Community

Developer: Department of Hawaiian Home Lands

This unique 18-unit subdivision in Wai‘anae Valley was designed with a blend of the newest energy technology and traditional Hawaiian practices to support a self-sufficient and sustainable lifestyle. All homes include energy-efficient features such as solar water heating, photovoltaic panels to generate electricity, and energy-efficient lighting and appliances. The subdivision was designed to have no electricity costs. These three and four bedroom homes will be anchored by Hale Kumuwaiwai (community resource) that allows opportunities for community members to produce and prepare their own foods, share knowledge and recreate.

In order to be a successful community, all community members must work together to develop, maintain and manage the community resources.  While this subdivision may not be for everyone, it is a great opportunity for those families committed to a sustainable lifestyle.

Income Requirements

This subdivision is designed for those families that are 80% and below the Area Median Income for the island of O‘ahu.  Please refer to the 2009 O‘ahu HUD 80% Median Income Chart by Household Size below to see if you meet the income qualifications.

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Important Dates

  • Preliminary application (required) deadline – December 4, 2009
  • Orientation meeting – TBD, estimated 1st quarter 2010
  • Lot selection – TBD, estimated 3rd quarter 2010
  • 1st house complete – 3rd quarter 2010

Location Map

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Site Plan


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Hale Kumuwaiwai – Community Resource Center

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Green Features

The project will be using today’s technology to reduce the use of electricity to zero by energy saving devices and products, as well as using alternative energy producing systems like photovoltaic cells.

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Model A House Renderings
Single-story, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms

(Fence not included. House price TBD)

Kaupuni Model A - Click the image for a larger view.

Model B House Renderings
Two-story, 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms

(Fence not included. House price TBD)

Kaupuni Model B - Click the image for a larger view.