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It’s that time of year. You’re probably starting to think a vacation somewhere warm sounds pretty good right about now. Well, we hear you. That’s why we want to share these incredibly beautiful photographs, to send you on a virtual vacation to the magical mists of Kauai, where photographer Jess Bianchi documented the construction of The Kauai Cottage, an off-the-grid Hawaiian hideaway.

Built and designed by San Francisco artist and surfer Jay Nelson, the philosophy behind the project was to encourage residents of the cabin to “live simply and small and only use what you need,” according to Jess. “In a time of excess when everyone seems to be building bigger and higher, we wanted to experiment with a simpler kind of living.” And at only 200 square feet, it is certainly less living space than most people are used to. But the detail and care that went into crafting the reclaimed redwood structure is evident in every inch, and the natural beauty surrounding the structure is truly inspiring. Plus there’s no TV to distract or take you out of the moment, and you can pick fruit right off the front porch! Isn’t that pretty much the definition of paradise?

If this sounds like a place you need to visit for real, and not just look at on the internet, we have good news: the owners are currently discussing the possibility of opening the cottage to the public in the near future, and have plans to add solar panels, a garden, and possibly build another structure on the property. Until then, take a look at the photos below and drift away on an imagination vacation. Aloha!

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Source: Jess Bianchi

This Hawaiian estate is our Property of the Week!

Positioned on nearly 5 acres of rich farm soil on the Big Island of Hawaii, the property includes two estate size homes, a variety of outdoor features, and tropical fruits growing throughout the property to make the most of living in paradise. With a total of 16 bedrooms and 13 bathrooms, the owners will also enjoy the huge pool, shuffleboard area, tennis courts, cabanas, and a gathering pavilion complete with big screen for outdoor entertainment.

The best part? “Estate Coffee and cocoa production for the guests at the Kona Plantation Estate is a real treat,” said broker Leonora Prince of MacArthur Sotheby’s International Realty. Pretty much like living having your own private island retreat.

77-360 Judd Trail, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, is on the market for $3,995,000.

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