Charming Tiny House Outside Volcanoes National Park in Volcano, HawaiiVolcano, Hawaii (United States)
Charming Tiny House Outside Volcanoes National Park in Volcano, Hawaii
"We loved staying at the tiny house in Volcano and wished we had booked more time there. It's a lovely space, with a wonderful relaxing outdoor porch.…"
For those who have ever wanted to try living small, they'll love this charming accommodation in Volcano, Hawaii. After a drive down a winding road in the lush, east Hawaiian rainforest, guests will find themselves at this magical paradise, which is complete off-the-grid, but still with plenty of little luxuries.
The little house comes with a bedroom and a half bathroom, and it can accommodate two guests. The bedroom has a queen-size bed, a television, a DVD player, and windows on all four walls. The half bathroom includes a toilet and a shower, and linens and towels are provided.
The rest of the little house features a small kitchen that comes complete with a solar fridge, a freezer, and a full gas stove. Additionally, there are Bialetti espresso and French press coffeemakers, as well as a tea kettle.
Outside, there is a beautiful lanai with seating, a gas barbecue, and a wood-burning chiminea.
The tiny house really is adorable and a truly memorable place to stay.
The retreat is more than just another place to stay - it is an experience! A fresh, light-filled, off-grid tiny house nestled in a clearing in the rainforest, the getaway made its media debut on HGTVs Tiny House Hunters. Since then it’s been upgraded with a solar refrigerator and a multitude of Pinterest-worthy additions. If guests think tiny house living might be for them, the hosts encourage them to come stay here!
Perfect for couples or solo travelers, the retreat makes guests feel like they are a world away, even though they are just minutes from Volcanoes National Park. Guests can take their french press coffee out on the lanai, or grill up farmers market finds on the built-in gas grill. Snuggly bathrobes and a comfy queen-size bed piled with plenty blankets keep everyone toasty on cool Volcano nights. Indoor/outdoor living will make guests wonder how they could ever need more than 240 square feet!
Features of the tiny house include a s'mores station with custom chocolates, made by the hosts, of local Volcano ingredients, fresh Volcano produce delivery, a spacious lanai for dining and relaxing with a full-size gas grill and chiminea woodburning fireplace (logs provided), ample parking, a flashlight and a headlamp, binoculars, a yoga mat, guidebooks, magazines, and various other reading materials.
Other useful additions include board games, outlets (three-prong and USB), a three-quarter size refrigerator, a beautiful tiny gourmet kitchen with a full size gas stove and oven, cooking basics including coffee, tea, sugar, pancake mix, farm fresh local eggs when available, pasta and rice, oil and vinegar, two bottles of water, sweet treats, and a welcome bottle of wine, as well as French press and percolator coffee makers and tea kettle.
Guests will also have a plush queen-size bed with clean linens, a speaker for connecting mobile devices (Bluetooth), an HD TV and DVD player, plus lots of movies to enjoy, skylights that let light stream into the living space and shower, a slate bathroom, a real toilet, toiletries, including shampoo/conditioner, sunscreen and lotion, towels, and cozy bathrobes.
- 1 Queen-size bed
- 1 Double bed
- Shared Barbecue
- Private Kitchen
- Linens and pillows
- Fire pit
- Safe box
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Check-in: 03:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
No Infants allowed Under 2 years old
No Children allowed 2-12 years old
Some spaces are shared
Pets are not allowed in this accommodation.
This retreat is a very special place. Guests should read the section below, just to make sure it’s the right special place for them!
1. Accessibility. The house is much more accessible than many tiny houses, but there are a few steps along the way. There are two steps up to the lanai, and one into the house. Good news - unlike some tiny homes the bed is on the main floor, so no ladders to climb down in the middle of the night!
2. Water. The hosts put the rainforest to good use! Rainwater is collected and used to run the house, which is perfect for showering and doing dishes, but not for drinking. A bottle of water will be provided, and there is a water dispenser in the kitchen if guests need refills.
3. Lighting. All the electricity comes from the sun. The batteries charge up during the day and are stored for use at night. Turning off lights or electronics when not in use will help the energy last. The house has plenty of windows and amazing skylights. Guests should note that because this is a small off-grid system, hair dryers and other heat-generating appliances are not allowed.
4. Temperature. At 3,500 feet, Volcano can be a bit wet, and the temperature is about 10 degrees cooler than at the coast. Nights can get in the mid-50s. The hosts find it refreshing — a break from the heat and humidity! The house does not have an indoor heater, but there is a chiminea (outdoor fireplace) on the lanai. The daytime temperatures are wonderfully mild, so guests can just open the windows and doors for a refreshing breeze.
The Big Island has 10 of the world’s 14 climate zones. It is always wise to dress in layers and to bring a light jacket, especially if guests are visiting Volcanoes National Park at night (and they should visit at night!).
5. Location. Located on just over three-quarters of an acre and backing up to the forest reserve, this getaway is very private. There are few lights, which means spectacular stargazing when the sky is clear. Flashlights are available for those late night returns home, and motion sensing lights guide glampers along the lanai.
6. Connectivity. This is time to let go of all wires and obligations! Being off-grid and hidden on a large lot, the internet isn’t currently an option. Some cell service is available (depends on the provider and where guests are standing). The retreat does have a small TV and DVD player for evening electronic entertainment. Guests can rent recent titles at the Lower Store in Volcano Village or at the Red Box at the Foodland in Kea’au. A Bluetooth speaker will let glampers hook up and play their tunes wirelessly.
6. Wildlife. All of Volcano is a rainforest and with it comes wildlife. There are lots of birds in the forest, including pheasants which like to wander around in little packs. Guests will see them along the road and sometimes in the yard. They are fun to watch. The area also has wild pigs — they have no interest in people, but love to tear up the yard looking for bugs! They are easily scared off. Glampers should just think of it as some entertainment and stories to tell when they get home!
This home is the hosts' primary residence which they occasionally make available to guests. They hope guests love it as much as they do! It's truly a special place. The home will be completely unavailable beginning fall of 2019 as the hosts do some extensive remodeling.
The hosts pay tax and pay a living wage! Their tax ID number is TA084816793601.
Be kind to the environment and take care of the surroundings.
Location & Surroundings
Volcano, Hawaii (United States)
Detailed location provided after booking
- Stand-up paddleboarding
- Wine tasting
- Whale watching
- Wildlife watching
Below are the areas that will be open during guest's stay.
· Kīlauea Visitor Center (closes at 5 p.m.)
· Hawai‘i Pacific Parks Association store at Kīlauea Visitor Center (closes at 5 p.m.)
· Crater Rim Trail between Volcano House and Kilauea Military Camp
· Sulphur Banks Trail
· Crater Rim Drive to Steam Vents
· Kīlauea Iki Overlook and parking lot
· Devastation Trail and Pu‘u Pua‘i
· Crater Rim Drive to Keanakāko‘i Crater, for pedestrians and bicyclists only
· Mauna Loa Road to Kīpukapuaulu; open to pedestrians and bicyclists past Kīpukapuaulu
· Sections of Escape Road from Highway 11
· Chain of Craters Road
The Volcano Art Center Gallery and Kilauea Military Camp also plan to open on Sept. 22. Limited services may be available at Volcano House. Guests should note that Thurston Lava tube remains closed pending further assessments.
Even outside the park, there is much to do! The little Volcano Village is the perfect spot to relax. Slightly cooler with less humidity and no vog, it’s a hidden rainforest retreat! Volcano Village is a small town just Hilo side of Volcanoes National Park. This is a beautiful little artist community and a great resting spot for seeing the east side of the island with its rainforest, orchid gardens, winery, hiking trails, and farmers markets, simply an amazing place.
Perfectly between the green and black sand beaches, the uniqueness of Pahoa, and old Hawaii in Hilo town the hosts hope guests will come to discover it for themselves and love it just as much as they do!