(NEXSTAR) – The price is right for this Hawaiian home, if you’re not averse to outdoor living.
An off-grid Big Island property listed for $165,000 was recently shared on social media by Zillow Gone Wild, which jokingly describes itself as “The best of Zillow lol”.
“For $165 I guess we have no choice but to move to Hawaii,” the caption reads.
A closer look at the photos, however, shows that the house may not be for everyone. The two-story structure features just one real room, with the bathroom, shower, and kitchen on the breezy lower level that’s only partially protected by a porous bamboo barrier.
Samir Mezrahi, who created Zillow Gone Wild, joked that the bathroom reminded him of the scene in “Jurassic Park” when “the T-Rex eats that guy.”
Realtor Ivory Kelber, the property’s listing agent, admits the rugged setting won’t satisfy all buyers, but anticipates it will go to just one person or a couple – from the Big Island or the United States. Continental United.
“It’s a different lifestyle,” admits Kelber, adding that if you hate bugs, this might not be the right home – but, on the bright side, snakes aren’t a problem. “You kind of have to roll with the punches when you live on this island. It’s raw. It’s the youngest island in the chain, and that means we don’t have the infrastructure.
Although the lack of walls may deter some, Kelber said the climate makes this style of architecture quite livable.
“I mean our temperatures, you know, vary maybe 10 degrees or something, and so it’s still good to be outside,” Kelber said. “The bedroom itself is enclosed and has louvered windows so you can close them quickly and easily in the event of a storm, high winds or otherwise.”
The house is brand new and has solar electricity, water catchment tanks, an outside veranda and is located 15 minutes from the beach.
Zillow Gone Wild’s comments ranged from the prohibitive fear of centipedes and the non-stop nature to the excitement of moving there.
“It sold me on the bathroom vibe,” one person joked. “I could just sit there all day.”
“I love this kitchen without irony,” wrote one woman. “The only thing I would change is to add cabinets, but otherwise the essentials are there and there is enough counter space.”
One commenter said simply, “This is where you completely and utterly lost me – I can’t even do this for one night.”
For others, however, the open concept and island living couldn’t be more perfect.
“Who wants to be indoors when you live in Hawaii anyway,” one comment read.