Seems like an eternity ago that Pakalana hosted the Open House. Since then we were putting on the finishing touches on the landscape, fine tuning the day to day operations and began hosting guests. Needless to say, updating the blog unfortunately took a back seat. Back on the mainland after enjoying time with Makamae I can finally take a moment to share what we have accomplished.
Now available for your luxury vacationing pleasure, Pakalana, a true sanctuary for your soul…
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Just another majestic sunset over the lanai’s of Pakalana…
With one day to spare, the landscape is complete. Just in time for the guest of the Grand Opening this evening. Just a few pics as a tease of what is to be revealed to the world tonight.
A BIG MAHALO to DA BOYZ, Tyler, Junior, Garren and Chuck for making this all happen!
The final reveal a lil later!
As my neighbor Puna once exclaimed, “Puako is being eaten up by dust!”. What he was so eloquently referring to was when the winds from Mauka come a blowing, the dry fine dirt blows all over. Dust has something that we have grown accustomed to. Dealing with dust had become a way of life, a friend that follows everywhere, all the time.
When we cleared the perimeter of the property of its overgrown trees and bushes to make way for the driveway and walkway on the north and south sides of Pakalana it created two massive piles of trimmings. Rather than make truck load after truck load on Sunday (only day transfer stations takes green waste) we brought in a mulcher. Keeping with the eco sensitivity of Pakalana, the tree trash was turned into ground cover. The leaves from the Milo Tree filled to large compost bins. Not more dirt, in a lil while perfect nutrient rich soil of the vegetable gardens and fruit tree orchard in the back of the property.
Just another way Pakalana is doing all it can to care for the Aina (land). Less in the landfills on an island is best, even if it is the Big Island. Dust free, organically grown vegetables, well manicured grounds of Pakalana await. All this is available for your vacationing pleasure Summer 2012.
In keeping with the repurposing theme, the wood fence needed between Pakalana and our neighbor to the south. It was created from extra building lumber, trimmed out from excess bamboo material. The creativity in utilizing what was available to Tyler highlights his passion for creating beautiful things out of a pile of wood. Mahalo Brah! JC is proud of your carpentry.
To see this master crafted custom fence for your self, come join us 5.20.12. Available for you privacy pleasure, Summer 2012.
To create the sense of intimacy within Pakalana, we have spent the last several weeks creating a true sanctuary in Puako on the Kohala Coast of the Big Island. All the material for this unique fence and gate were repurposed from the lava rock from the hole dug for the Anaerobic System, while the bamboo material was waste from the construction phase. Green project getting greener by the day. Big time props to DA BOYZ, Junior and Garren on the lava wall as well as Tyler and Rick on the custom bamboo job!!
The “Sanctuary For Four Soul” will be available for your vacationing pleasure 5.20.12