This is typical of the suburban homes in Hawai’i. There is a fenced courtyard around a single story building built on a slab (so no basement). They are often masonry, a material that resists termites.

There are only 1,500 of these ae'os in the state, but many of them are found here in Kanaha Pond.


This shot of the Kanaha Ponds Bird Sanctuary captures many of the aspects of Kahului. The birds are barely visible in the foreground, but there are several feeding on the mud flats. In the background is the smokestack from the power plant and West Mau’i crater. Not visible behind me is the airport and farther out to my left are large fields of sugar cane.

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