A $15,000 home on a remote island is worth every penny – just buy a ‘citizen’s home’
A $12,000 house on a tiny island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean is worth everything, and there’s no way anyone could live there.
The three-bedroom house in the remote South Pacific island of Haida Gwaii was designed by a freelance interior designer and built with a crew of just five people.
It was built in 2009 by a crew from the Haida Nation, a non-profit organisation that helps create new housing.
They sold the house for $15.7 million, according to the Haska Wailiwi, an organisation dedicated to restoring traditional Hawaiian homes and lands, and then donated it to the National Trust for Historic Preservation (NTHPP) in Honolulu.
It’s now on display at the Honolulu Museum of Art, which will hold a series of tours to showcase the house in December.
The NTHPP says it was designed to help the community sustainably build their economy.
“It’s a very unique place, and we really believe in this project,” NTHPs chief executive officer David Cush said.
“It’s the most unique house we’ve ever seen, and this is the first one we’ve seen that was built without a building permit.”
The NTHP has also designed a house on Haida Lagoon, about 120 kilometres north of Honolulu, for the same purpose, and it will be on display as well.
“Haida Lagoune has a very special place in the history of the Hasebeh community,” Cush told ABC News.
“They’re the first to build a house without building permits, and they’re the only ones who have managed to do that for over 20 years.
It’s a really important story to tell.”
The three bedrooms on Habeas Lagoon house a family of four, including two children aged 12 and 13.
The two adults live in the main bedroom and one adult lives in the other bedroom.
The NTNPP says Habeasee Haida is the oldest living community in the world, having been established in 1633.
The tribe was founded by English explorer James Cook, who is credited with creating the first permanent settlement on the island.
The house is built of timber, but the team has been working on the interior design for three years, and the team said the finished product is more than twice as tall as a standard two-bedroom home.
The home has a custom built-in fireplace and is connected to the main house through a wooden beam.
The entire house is covered in natural vegetation, and a wood-burning stove makes cooking hot.
“We’re just so excited to finally be able to share this with you,” Cushing said.
The house was originally built to house four people, but with a new owner, the number of bedrooms has risen to five.”
We’re all really proud to be a part of this project, and I hope that the Habeayas will be a wonderful place for generations to come.”
The house was originally built to house four people, but with a new owner, the number of bedrooms has risen to five.
The interior design is also a tribute to Haida culture, and Cushing has taken the opportunity to reflect on the Hodee and the history behind the house.
“There are so many traditions that have gone into it, and some of them are very important,” Coving said.
He said Habeadee Huda has had a long history of preservation and preservation is important.
The crew of five lives in a single-bedroom unit, and four people live in a one-bedroom apartment. “
This is an island that is so remote and has a lot of history and so many stories, but it’s also a place where the culture and history is really very strong and the people who live there really care about the preservation of the island.”
The crew of five lives in a single-bedroom unit, and four people live in a one-bedroom apartment.
The house is split into two bedrooms, with a full kitchen on the first floor, a dining room, living room and an attached bathroom.
Cushing said the Hadee are very proud of the home and its unique design.
“Hadee is the largest of the three tribes, so we’re not going to let the history get in the way of our future,” he said.