I’m not sure who’s bright idea it was to hand clear our little piece of paradise we purchased in Hawaii. Could have been mine. Might have been my husbands. Either way, it wasn’t that bad of an idea.

I'm not sure who's bright idea it was to hand clear the lot we purchased in Hawaii. Could have been mine. Might have been my husbands.


Who’s bright idea was it?

When we first started clearing the lot, we thought it was going to be a lot more work then it ended up being. It wasn’t until we got into the middle of the lot that we realized that it wouldn’t be so bad. At first look, it was wall to wall of trees, branches, vines, and more. But once we made it through the first couple of layers we realized that this wasn’t the case all the way through the lot.

There were several spots where it was a beautiful clearing, all we had to do was trim out the dead tree branches. What we once thought would take months to clear only took a few weeks to clear. Granted, the entire lot isn’t cleared out, but most of it is. The main areas where we want to build our home is cleared as well as were we plan to camp while building.

We had to use machinery!

I know, I know. We said we wanted to clear the land by hand. However, we did have to use machinery. Once. Just once! There are just some things that you can’t do by hand when it comes to living on the volcanic rock island known as Hawaii. So we had to hire someone with some large machinery to dig us a unpermitted hole. You know, the kind that you put waste into.

In the end, it doesn’t matter who’s bright idea it was. It was one damn good idea!

We’ll be camping here on the lot until we build the house, so be sure to keep checking back for more updates on the lot and home progress.