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Hana is a place where time seems to move slowly.  That’s one of the things I love about it; it’s like stepping back to another time.  Sometimes things do change quickly tho.  Imagine our surprise when what was once this: …turned into this: The neighbor is preparing his property to sell so he cut down […]

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Today I attempted to go to Hana.  I should have known better because the weather was stormy and this area is particularly subject to landslides.  Just before mile marker 12 (given its about a 36 mile drive), I suddenly found myself at a standstill.  If only I had left 10 minutes earlier!  Argh!  Here’s a […]

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We are still in the process of installing that wire rail on the decks on the front of the house.  This type of coconut wood is not only an extremely dense wood, but it was also pressure treated and kiln dried which makes it an extremely strong wood.  Drilling into it has been a bit […]

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I went last week to check on progress on the Hana house.  Upon turning down our little road, I immediately noticed that someone has been busy cleaning up the church next door.  Thank goodness!  During the past year or so the jungle did as what jungles always do and overtook the parcel nearly swallowing the […]

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Things are buzzing along in Hana!  The roof is nearly finished. If you zoom in you can see the end-caps that our roofer made specifically for this project.  I think it looks much nicer than some of the other examples of end-caps I’ve seen.  At the apexes, he cut tile and fit them together, much […]

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There are days we go to Hana and it seems as if not much has changed, on other days improvements are noticeable.  Like today for instance; the roofing instillation is well under way.  Stacks of tiles which were once in crates on the lawn have been broken down and piles of tiles are scattered on […]

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Last I left you, the polycarbonate was being installed on the back lanai (patio).  As you can see here, it’s in and we are still waiting to install the screened panels that make the walls.  This space now is protected from rain and falling debris, but it’s become abundantly clear to me that this little […]

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I spent the night the other night at our house-in-progress in Hana.  It was simply divine; the room I slept on a foam mattress in our someday-livingroom.  I could hear the ocean pulsing on the shore, rain spattering outside and inside the temperature was cool enough that a simple sheet was all that was needed. […]

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Progress is being made almost weekly these days with regards to the project.  Our latest discussion involves the possibilities for electricity.  Do we go solar? Do we try to connect with the grid?  Each choice comes with a different set of problems, both equally complex and time consuming.  If we go the solar route, we […]

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I took a drive to Hana today.  There used to be a time when driving to and from Hana was a big deal, but these days I’ve grown used to it.   The structure is about halfway finished, it still has walls that need to be put up and two rooms that need to be […]

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These are the latest shots from Hana!  As yo can see, half of the roof framing is done and the front porch is starting to take shape.  This work is impressive and it goes without saying we are ever so grateful to see this jungle beauty!

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We spent the night in Hana last night.  This was the first time since the building started that I’ve been there and boy was it a sight to behold!  We’ve been dreaming of this project for such a long time, and the obstacles along the way were extremely difficult;  there were times we seriously doubted […]

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In case you missed it, Nathan spoke to how the piers are secured to the concrete below.  In his words: “the piers are secured with 6″ stainless steel all thread epoxied in the footings. and then a 2″ thick layer of concrete is poured over the footing. “lock em down brah!” I’ll understand it when […]

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Today I bring you photos from two people who keep touch through this blog.  First, I have a quilt to show you!  This one pieced by Caroline and quilted by Vonda!  It’s one of the quilts made in the class I taught in Honolulu!  I so love getting photos like this one, I’m thrilled to […]

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Building in Hana is not for the faint of heart.  Hana is an outpost… it takes two hours to get there, sometimes less if you know the roads well and you don’t encounter traffic.  So when packing for Hana, you do what you need to do to lug stuff out there. Our builder posted pictures […]

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