Living Off the Grid

35-1183 Homestead Rd, in North Hilo

Have you ever thought about moving away from the hustle of the city? Is it your dream to live out into the country, far enough away that your view isn’t obstructed by electrical lines? With battery backed-up power systems it is now possible to live where you want and power your home by using natural resources such as solar, geothermal, and wind.

Living off the grid isn’t a new idea. It’s been less than a hundred years since we started attaching power lines to our homes. Before power grids were installed in the US we lived self-sustaining lives from our local resources. Wells gave us water. Coal and wood kept us warm. These days with technology advances we can have all the modern-day amenities we are used to without being a part of the large carbon footprint power companies leave behind.

But where can you find a home in this century that isn’t on the power grid? Even the most secluded properties seem to have phone and power lines going out to them. Surprising enough over the last few decades more and more people have been building houses that have their own power sources. Recently, we happened to receive one such home, a new listing in North Hilo that is off the grid.

Waterfall at 35-1183 Homestead Rd

35-1183 Homestead Rd is set on 19.4 acres of land in Laupahoehoe. At an elevation of 1500 feet the view of the ocean and surrounding country side is breathtaking. Three bedroom, two full baths, and a fireplace to keep you cozy in the evening. This property is ready for an owner who wants to live away from bustle of the city and is conscious of the environment.

If you are interested in 35-1183 Homestead Rd, or would like information about one of our other listings, please get in touch with us at MacArthur and Company / Sotheby’s International Realty.


About the Author

Dodie MacArthur ,


Dodie MacArthur began her real estate career in Honolulu in 1972. She quickly rose from top sales agent and project manager of major Honolulu developments to representing prominent estate and development properties on Oahu and the Big Island. With her honed real estate skills and experience, Dodie founded MacArthur and Company in 1989 with the objective of creating a unique boutique firm, where the clients needs came first. In the first year of operation, the company gained immediate recognition as a leading Big Island firm and continues to thrive as a market leader today. With her abundant energy, creative marketing and dynamic leadership skills, Dodie is responsible for business development and overall company management at MacArthur Sotheby’s International Realty. She works closely with clients and agents in the marketing and sales of their properties. Her many years cultivating client and broker relationships ensures the firms clients unrivaled exposure. Along with her management staff and team of successful sales agents and brokers, Dodie is able to provide local, national and international clients with unparalleled customized service, fulfilling her promise that the client’s needs come first.

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