I’m not here to bust up your wild rosy fantasies of living in IRL green hill zone?? Deal breaker, what am I a fkkkkn Realtor.
Puna is kind of like a county or parish on the big island of Hawaii, it’s covered in jungle and kind of rural. Lots of areas are off the grid (no power cables/telephone wires, etc) so lots of houses in poorer parts of Hawaii run on honda generators or solar panels. You’re also in the jungle and by the ocean, so the weather and salt air tends to degrade things relatively quickly.
None of what I said is saying ‘‘don’t go there’’, but it’s substantially different from most everywhere else and takes a big adjustment to get used to.
Ps: what’s wrong with samoans? Nothin’, they just like to build rock walls and eat haoles.
edit: when i say the jungle i really mean the jungle, have some photos-
The first one is inside my grandparent’s house, the second is right outside their front deck