Hapuna house construction

House construction at Hapuna Estates on the Big Island, Hawaii
House construction at Hapuna Estates on the Big Island, Hawaii

This week’s Sunday Stills challenge theme is ‘Under Construction.’ See more responses here. I thought I’d post a few photos of houses being built at Hapuna Resort. Views of Maui are a big attraction, though the island can be hidden by clouds there, or tumbling down from Kohala Mountain. Of course, there are also ocean views and killer sunsets.

A half-acre lot will cost you $1.5 million and up. One of these houses, when finished, will likely set you back $7 million or so. I can manage the zeros, but it’s that pesky digit at the front that will keep me out of this neighborhood!

Construction work here pays well (but not that well), but it’s a tough job since the work is often out in the full sun all day. Hard hats might be the choice (or requirement) on the mainland, but here a broad brim is more essential.

House construction at Hapuna Estates on the Big Island, Hawaii
House construction at Hapuna Estates on the Big Island, Hawaii

14 thoughts on “Hapuna house construction

  1. Terri Webster Schrandt

    It is so amazing to see how much construction is going on everywhere, Graham. I bet supply chain issues slowed things getting to the islands in big ways. Wow, half an acre for a mil? I have to chuckle at our $60K 3/4 acre lot price. I wouldn’t trade my mountain views for anything. And look how close together the houses are. It’s cool to be able to see Maui though. I think they make broad-brimmed hard hats, LOL!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Graham Post author

      Our neighbor’s house is currently for sale boasting ‘expansive views of Maui.’ Except you can’t see Maui from there, but do have a peek-a-boo view of Kaho’olawe. Real estate is crazy here, but I guess that’s true of a lot of places.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Pingback: Sunday Stills: Under #Construction – Second Wind Leisure Perspectives

    1. Graham Post author

      I wish I could afford a garden shed! House prices are crazy. Here, it’s almost impossible to buy a house with the income you can make here. Something will have to give eventually.

      Liked by 1 person

Comments are closed.