Tiny House: Magical Mountain Retreat on Maui

Located in quiet Kula in the shadow of Mount Haleakala, we found a tiny house perfect for a buyer who wants to experience a different take on Hawaiian life. The remote, peaceful location contributes to the throwback charm of this cottage.

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On Maui, the “up-country” city of Kula is separated by distance and elevation from the busy beaches and tourists that crowd the cities of Wailea, Lahaina, and Kihei.

Listed for $650,000, the compact home offers only 300 square feet of living space. However, the tiny house comes with a fabulous perk: 11 acres of lush Hawaiian land and hard-to-match views of the island and ocean.

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The home itself has a living area, a small kitchen, and a full bathroom in its miniature space.

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“While the home is remote, you feel like you’re melting into nature,” listing agent Liam Ball said.

“The most romantic cabin on the island,” he added. “People truly love this property when they see it. I stayed here for a couple nights last year, and it’s amazing. You feel like the Milky Way is right in your face.”

For stargazing at night or barbecuing during the day, the tiny house has a wraparound outdoor deck peering down at the Pacific Ocean below.

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While the home faces the southern shores of the island and is tantalizingly close to the tourist hub of Wailea down the hillside, the only road accessible to the home requires entrance from the north side.

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“It’s spectacularly beautiful,” Ball said. “You’re only a few minutes from a general store, but you have incredible privacy up here.”

And for folks looking to reduce their carbon footprint, the tiny house is entirely off-the-grid. Ball noted the home is entirely powered by solar energy and mentioned one sacrifice a buyer would have to make: having water trucked in.

He added that a water well could possibly be drilled, and zoning for the land supports another house and farm building—but Ball was quick to clarify that this home is completely livable and enjoyable as-is.

“In Hawaii, you don’t want to be separated from the outdoors,” he said. “I think the idea of building something smaller is a welcome trend. You don’t need a enormous home to shield you up here.”

So if you’d like to ditch the island clichés of mai-tais and macadamia nuts, this tiny Hawaiian home might be just the right fit.

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This article was originally published by  on realtor.com. To see the original article and more listing photos, click here.

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