Simple DIY with HPM – 2×4 Basics Flip Top BenchTable

We are bringing versatility to this Simple DIY with HPM Hawaii by introducing The BenchTable from 2×4 Basics. IT’S EASY! Simple assembly with only a powered screwdriver and a saw. Only straight, 90 ° cuts are required –no miters or angles. STEP-BY-STEP VIDEO Tools & Items Needed For This Project: Flip Top BenchTable kit from HPM 2×4 lumber […]

Surprisingly Good: Hilo Cacao & Chocolate Festival

A nonprofessional review of the Hilo Cacao & Chocolate Festival. Authors note: “Surprisingly Good” does not denote that I was expecting the event to be bad, merely that I was surprised at the event’s overall goodness. THE EVENT: This Saturday we decided to take the family to the 2nd Annual Cacao & Chocolate Festival held at Hilo Hawaiian Hotel. This […]

Big Island Real Estate- major makeover

PRICE: $239,000 BEDROOMS: 3 BATHROOMS: 2.01 MLS: (ACTIVE) 627683 INTERIOR:  1,444 sqft PRICE/SQFT: $166 BUILT: 2006 LOT SIZE: 9,000 sqft TENURE: Fee Simple TYPE:  Single Family When you step inside this 3 bed, 2.5 bath with a major makeover, you will think you are in a brand new home! Among the new and very recent highlights of this beauty: vinyl plank […]

Big Island Real Estate- luxury living

PRICE: $475,000 BEDROOMS: 4 BATHROOMS: 3 MLS: (ACTIVE) 627766 INTERIOR:  2,009 sqft PRICE/SQFT: $236 BUILT: 2019 LOT SIZE: 1.00 acre(s) TENURE: Fee Simple TYPE:  Single Family Walk into this custom detailed 4 bedroom 3 full bath of luxury living. You first notice the detailed tile work at the front entry where you step on cool extra-large porcelain tile that leads you […]

Big Island Real Estate- 10 min outside of Pahoa Town

PRICE: $249,000 BEDROOMS: 3 BATHROOMS: 2 MLS: (ACTIVE) 626907 INTERIOR:  1,092 sqft PRICE/SQFT: $228 BUILT: 2002 LOT SIZE: 19,100 sqft TENURE: Fee Simple TYPE:  Single Family This house starts out with so many hidden gems. You start out in the open air one car garage with a mother’s quarters to the right side. From the garage steps lead you into the […]

Big Island Real Estate- Cute home located near Pahoa town

PRICE: $230,000 BEDROOMS: 2 BATHROOMS: 2 MLS: (ACTIVE) 627552 INTERIOR:  1,462 sqft PRICE/SQFT: $157 BUILT: 2003 LOT SIZE: 15,077 sqft TENURE: Fee Simple TYPE:  Single Family Cute home located near Pahoa town. Subdivision offers private water, paved roads, and overhead electric. Home is a 2 bedroom and 2 bath home on approx. 15.077sqft of land. Partially fenced with rock wall pillar […]

5 Struggles of the Mainland Hawaiian

5 Struggles of the Mainland Hawaiian (A Person from Hawaii Goes to the Mainland) By: Chanel Bentosino Hawaii is the most isolated island chain in the world, and with that comes a unique culture that you can’t find anywhere else. With warm weather and beautiful beaches, it’s hard to believe anyone would ever want to […]

6 Reasons Why Locals Get Nuts

I’ve been contemplating writing this one simply because I know how fired up locals get about this stuff. But just for the record, I have 8 brothers and sisters. Three of them married haole.  So that means I have nieces and nephews that are haole. All of them are wonderful people. I work with two […]