7 Small Homes for Sale in Hawaii You Can Buy Right Now
December 3, 2019

7 Tiny Houses for Sale in Hawaii

Dreaming of living in Hawaii? A tiny house could be your chance. So if you are looking for a tiny house for sale in Hawaii please check out this list, This was updated December 2, 2019.

Who wouldn’t love to live in the land of volcanoes, surfing and the mahalo spirit? Downsizing your accommodations doesn’t have to mean downsizing your lifestyle. Check out these seven beautiful tiny homes for sale – if you want to learn more about any of them, just click on the house’s name to follow the link.

7. Dual Loft Tiny House

Brand New Tiny House

Two separate rooms, each with it’s own loft: 11’6″ by 7’3″ interior measurements of each side. Each loft is 4’2″ tall.

All finished in the inside with electricity and electrical panel.
No plumbing but can be added easily.

Located in Hakalau, Hawaii
Listed for $79,000

Visit listing here for more information.

6. Super Tiny Homes


As featured in Honolulu Star-Advertiser on Sunday 3/3/19
Alternative, environmentally friendly, permit-free, affordable, off-the-grid housing.
My name is Rich Richardson I am an artist, art consultant, and co-founder of Chinatown Artists Lofts, First Friday Honolulu, and The ARTS at Marks Garage. I was named 1 of 6 People Making a Difference in Honolulu Magazine in November 2013 and I am now building tiny homes in Honolulu.

The outside evokes Hawaii’s plantation housing. The shape and floor plan are inspired by Gypsy Caravans and English Shepard’s Huts.

The Quonset Hut-style curved corrugated roof provides a high-arched ceiling. The foundation is a rugged street-legal trailer from Texas. The minimalist interior sports re-used materials for flooring and furnishing.

It’s off-grid ready, with solar power, rainwater catchment, composting toilet, and a hand-powered washing machine. Propane fuels the stove, refrigerator/freezer and the on-demand hot water heater for the shower. The sofa also serves as a single or double bed and has ample storage underneath.

It measures 18 feet long, 8.5 feet wide, and has 140 square feet of interior space. A lanai and awning fold out from the double French doors forming a bridge to the outdoors.

I am building now, mostly by hand, by myself to the International Building Code. This is the first of many. There is an incredible demand for alternative housing in Hawaii. “House Trailers” as they are called here, are regulated by the DMV not the Department of Permitting and Planning and are legal on any piece of private property you have permission to park.

I am located in Kalihi Valley, a tropical rainforest 15 minutes from Downtown Honolulu, if you would like to take a tour. It’s a super-fun project and I am lucky everyone loves the look of it.

Located in: Honolulu, Hawaii
Listed for $40,000
View listing here for more information

5. My Sweet Tiny Home

A well maintained clean tiny home on “the big island Hawaii”…It’s on THREE ACRES. It has TV, internet, electricity, landline. Carport, catchment water for the home. Fenced for pets and gardens. great roads and neighbors…. inside is wood cabinet’s, tile floor, nice black appliances, granite countertops… comes completely furnished with everything!.. 20 miles to ocean and Hilo town.. very lush area and quiet. The area that the house is in, is GLENWOOD. It is between Mountain View HI and Volcano HI…. Jungle King Road…House is permitted!

As you know Tiny is the new BIG in the housing market. I have here a very sweet home in HAWAII for sale. It’s near the Volcano State Park. About 10 miles. And 20 miles to HILO TOWN AND THE OCEAN. I find it more peaceful “uphill” from the more congested areas below. We have a great association 120$ a year. It maintains great roads and much more stuff. This home is just off a paved road. set back for privacy… GREAT NEIGHBORS here in Hawaii!! It has 3 acres. one open acre and the other 2 in a beautiful jungle. this is on a catchment water system, cesspool, TV, Internet, LANDLINE and electricity. the home is very well maintained. freshly painted IN AND OUT. It is fenced all around the home for pets, gardens and whatever you like. The catchment tank “your water system” has been redone as new. low taxes and home insurance. call for more info 808-936-9664.

Located in Mountain View, Hawaii
Listed for $209,000
View listing for more information

4. 20 Acre Off-Grid Organic Oasis

20 acres, off-grid in the forest of Hawaii island. Very private. Most of the forest has been left in place to allow for natural bio-diversity. Please note: this is completely OFF-GRID. There is no available electric power or water, other than what you generate with solar or wind and rainwater in the catchment tanks. We are happy to share with new owners how we have lived here, and give them as much info as possible about the plants and lifestyle.

  • Outdoor bathhouse with -an on-demand water heater with solar-powered pump and battery for the shower.
  • Composting toilet.
  • Water catchment tanks.
  • Screen house to grow herbs and tomatoes.
  • 2 tiny-house dwellings: Partially furnished 16X16 Cottage with 8×16 loft (that you can stand up in) and a wood stove.

12X14 Kitchen cabin, with propane stove and pantry shelves as well as storage or sleeping loft.
Covered Workshop area with some tools.

Quiet and private sanctuary – 20 miles from Hilo, and only one mile off paved road, in an Ag lot subdivision of all 20 acre lots.

Gather your own eggs from a healthy flock of chickens and ducks

Wide variety of fruit trees, many of which are mature and fruiting. PLEASE NOTE: Owner Financing is NOT AVAILABLE. You are welcome to pursue your own financing options.

Located in Mountain View, Hawaii
Listed for $275,000
View listing for more information

3. Remarkable Custom Hillside

Remarkable custom hillside cottage perched along the cool forested slopes of Hualalai Mountain. This cozy home lives big with over 648 sq.ft. on the main floor including living room, bath, kitchen, and covered lanai. The downstairs includes an additional 112 sq.ft. sleeping room, additional storage, and 336 sq.ft. covered lanai. Situated at about 2,600 feet elevation and an easy 15-minute drive from Kona, this inspiring home was designed with natural woods inside and out to compliment the surrounding Native Ohia Forest. Once through the entry gate, the gravel driveway will lead you to the cottage surrounded by trees and ferns.

The front covered lanai offers treetop views and the sound of singing birds – a great way to enjoy your morning coffee. Inside you will be in awe at the attention to the finish details like the Eucalyptus hardwood floors, Monkey Pod, granite and soapstone countertops, Mango cabinetry, Limestone shower and much more. The yard features a large lava rock fire pit – perfect for evening gatherings with friends and family under the stars.

Situated on 5 serene acres there is ample room for all your ideas – Live while you build or live while you play.


  • Ohia Lanai posts
  • Hickory French entry and closet doors
  • Hardy Board siding
  • Eucalyptus Torelliana hardwood floors with Basalt lava accents
  • Mango cabinetry
  • Monkey Pod counter in bath
  • Mango/Eucalyptus barn door with custom handmade hardware
  • Limestone double-head glass walk-in shower
  • Norfolk Pine accent wall in the downstairs room with concrete stained floor
  • Fisher Paykel appliances (gas oven/stove, dryer)
  • Bosch dishwasher
  • Custom lighting and fans throughout
  • Aviator fan in living room
  • Granite counters w/etched Hawaiian Island chain
  • Handmade classic wooden surfboard breakfast bar
  • Soapstone vanity w/stone vessel sink
  • LG full-size washer and gas dryer
  • On-demand water heater

Located in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
Listed for $679,000
View listing for more information

2. The Kapoho Crater (old listing)

Price: $750/month, owners open to discussing a sale
Square Footage: 320
Location: Kapoho, Hawaii

Currently listed for rent in the lovely area of Kapoho Hawaii, this one bedroom cottage is an excellent opportunity for someone interested in trying out the tiny house lifestyle before dropping their life savings on a dream. With plenty of activity opportunities in the surrounding area, you’re certain to enjoy your experience. The current owner is looking to sign a year-to-year lease, and is open to the possibility of selling the house for the right price.

1. The Apele Cottage (old Listing)

Price: $225,000
Square Footage: 400 + 168 guest house
Location: Mountain View, Hawaii

Picture it. Twenty acres of gorgeous, Hawaiian foothills within sight of both the mountains and the sea. Eat eggs laid by your own chickens and ducks. Pluck juicy, ripe fruit from a tree just outside your door. Go for a hike amongst the wonderful, exotic wildlife of the islands. Can you put a price on that?

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Tracey Sargent - March 24, 2017 Reply

I want to live in Hawaii in a tiny home……I want to keep it 400 feet with 1 bedroom, 1 bath room. One loft only on one side for storage I do not like alot of wood, I do however want a MODERN OPEN CONCEPT! Do not need a tub, shower is fine. Modern toliet convenience only!!!! NO COMPOST TOIET…..iN kITCHEN, SILVER APPLIANCES, DO NOT REQUIRE HIGH CLASS GRANITE! wHITE CABINETS WITH BLACK COUNTER TOPS, dO NOT LIKE WOOD, i WOULD absolutely adore a red, white, and black color scheme and a DISWASHER!!!!! Need lots of storage (hidden please) I like alot of thinking about that! We Need alot of “THINKING OUTSIDE OF THE BOX” DONE FOR US…….thank you, alot to ask I know but I am maticulous type of person!!!! Fake crystal fireplace……..A tiny house should not require alot of heating and I do want air conditioning!!!! Just putting our feelers out there….headed toward retirement and my idea is this, about how much are we talking and how much lot fees?? ?How much are we taling go bjil Can we get some prices and estimates to: rtsarge4958@yahoo.com THANK YOU FOR TAKING YOUR SPECAIL TIME WITH ME!!! GOD BLESS YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Shawn Dudgeon - June 30, 2017 Reply

    RK Builders in Hilo HI builds custom tiny homes.

      j and m - July 31, 2017 Reply

      can you tell me where and how much the land is to build on in hilo???????

        Kent Griswold - August 1, 2017 Reply

        You need to go to the listing, in the title of the land you are interested in and get the full details.

Leslie - April 15, 2017 Reply

Looking for used tiny home on Big Island Hawaii. Anything out there? Want something ASAP!! Send pics!! email: 1958Worthington@gmail.com

Gina - May 14, 2017 Reply

Looking for something to build on property

Zachary M Damery - October 21, 2017 Reply

Yes please!

George Lanzaro - January 20, 2018 Reply

A few nice ones and ideas. I am a licensed NJ Real Estate agent and can tell you the Tiny House movement is in full sswing here… slightly different location…lol

Loana Fojas - June 12, 2018 Reply

Price: $12,500
Square Footage: 288
Location: Kaloli Point

Can you send me information.

Naya Feruglio - February 10, 2019 Reply

I am wondering if you would know the regulations on Kauai….is it generally that principal/1st house must be minimum sq footage and tiny house must be 2nd and not principal on any given lot? Thanx in advance. My partner already iives there and am just getting him turned on to idea, so would like to do the research on my own for now 🙂 Any info much appreciated 🙂

    Drew - October 1, 2019 Reply

    Hi Naya,

    I’m on Kauai as well and had a 400 SF fold out house delivered last year that I doubt I will ever have need of.

    It is a two bedroom, one bath room w/shower, kitchen and living room. I had a nice front deck with canopy created for it which is steel framing with a brown composite deck. Never bothered to set it up so the materials are simply stored for it.

    I had concerns about power so I had a really cool solar generator put together. It’s designed along the lines of solar light towers only I didn’t bother with the mast and high intensity LED lights. It’s around 2,500 watts of super efficient solar panels and a bunch of huge deep cycle batteries.

    The inverter is pure sine wave 120 volt 60 Hz. Should be in the 5-8 Kw range.

    Never unpacked it either.

    Home is furnished with beds, counters, refrigerator ect. none of which have ever been used.

    Let me know if you are still looking.



      Susan - March 22, 2020 Reply

      Wondering if you sold your tiny house?? Planning on getting a lot in Kauai and would like to put this on it??
      Thanks for your time.

        Kent Griswold - March 22, 2020 Reply

        Hi Susan,

        Please click on the link and go to Tiny House Listings. There will be a contact place there as Drew will not get your question here.


        Kent Griswold
        Tiny House Blog

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