Hawaiian Love Shack

Jon Dusza from the beautiful island of Oahu, Hawaii contacted me recently about a shack he built called the Love Shack. I will let Jon tell you a little more about it and show you some pictures.

This shack started with some free telephone poles. The idea was to use the poles for the four corners and enclose an area that would be bug free on this tropical jungle property.

The lot consists of 4 acres on a stream surrounded by mountains towering up 2000 feet. So when building a view of the cliffs was very important. During a rain storm, waterfalls erupt like threads from each notch in the cliff.

The framing incorporates 2 x 4’s with 2 x 6’s for the roof and 2×8’s for the floors. Two beams hold the floor and roof load at the floor level. The poles are strapped to boulders, cemented to rocks, and buried in the ground. The original rock walls were terraces for the Hawaiians to grow taro. The total cost with labor was around $4,000.


Thank you Jon for sharing your shelter with us, I personally would enjoy spending some time in it.

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jeff - June 28, 2011 Reply

Lovely view, although I wonder how much the 4 acres in Hawaii cost.

ET - June 28, 2011 Reply

http://mls.com/ will show you asking prices for land in Hawaii.

James - June 28, 2011 Reply

Nice space. One should be aware that recycled wood can contain toxic chemicals and should be used with consideration of it’s source and history. Telephone poles are often treated with very toxic chemicals to prevent rot, fungus and insects. The same goes railroad ties, older pressure treated wood and sometimes house framing (especially the foundation are that might have been sprayed repeatedly with long lasting pesticides than have now been banned). Recycling is good but be careful.

Hawaii Amanda - June 8, 2013 Reply

It’s perfect !

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