Off-grid living in the jungle but still conveniently located. My tiny cabin is fifteen minutes from Hilo and the airport and is centrally located to Volcano National Park (25 minutes), Puna and Red Road (35 minutes) and Hilo and the Hamakua Coast.
This house is an example of sustainable entirely off-grid living in Hawaii. It has a 500 watt solar system and batteries for power, water catchment for water, a lava rock outdoor shower with hot water (propane, yes, there is some fossil fuel use even here), and a rainwater-fed outhouse with flushing toilet for doing your business. It's a one-room cabin on three acres about 15 minutes from Hilo airport and centrally located to all that East Hawaii has to offer, from the Kapoho warm ponds to the active Kilauea volcano to the Hamakua Coast.