Once a prototype showcased at Dwell on Design, this Cali Solo modular structure by HMK Prefab Homes is now all about island living.
The current owners of this spec house didn’t know what would lie ahead when they purchased it at the 2014 Dwell on Design conference. They did, however, have a vision for the prospect of modular housing on Hawaii Island, more commonly known as the Big Island. After four years of permit approvals and a ride across the Pacific Ocean from California, the 640-square-foot house is finally ready to say "Aloha" to new owners.
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It was quite a journey for this prefab. Immediately following the convention, the home was trucked to a port near San Diego, California, and then shipped by commercial boat to Honolulu, Hawaii. After some island hopping, including a stop on Maui, the structure finally landed in Hilo, the largest town on the western side of the Big Island, in late September 2014.
The home is now settled about 75 miles west of Hilo in the eclectic community of Hāwī (pronounced "havi"). With two bedrooms and one bathroom, this island retreat is now looking for new owners. Scroll ahead to see more of the home, which is listed for $379,000.