We Need to Harness the Private Market.
We must change laws that make it hard for individuals and companies to build low-cost innovative dwellings, and "alternative dwelling parks". The "Market-Based Alternative Dwellings" bill, will unleash the imagination and ingenuity of individuals and private developers at no cost to the State.
Alternative dwellings are much cheaper to build and are a way to create truly affordable housing WITHOUT THE NEED FOR GOVERNMENT SUBSIDIES. Alternative housing can be created quickly, and could satisfy the need for low-cost housing in a relatively short period of time. With the exception of health, safety and aesthetic concerns, the design and size of alternative dwellings should be limited ONLY by what a willing seller would sell and what a willing buyer would buy or what a willing renter would rent.
In Hawaii today, many innovative ideas, such as residential cabins and campgrounds are a legal impossibility. FANTASTIC THINGS CAN HAPPEN IF WE DON'T STIFLE INGENUITY. Below are some examples:
BELOW ARE IMAGES FROM SEVERAL ALTERNATIVE HOME PARKS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA.
THE MARKET BASED ALTERNATIVE DWELLINGS BILL.
BELOW ARE IMAGES OF VARIOUS INNOVATIVE HOUSING IDEAS WE FOUND ON THE INTERNET.
WAYFAIR.COM IS AN ON-LINE RETAIL STORE.
Below are Prefabricated sheds Wayfair sells on the Internet. Most of these are under $5000 and the most expensive shown here is under $14,000. Many other retailers also sell prefabricated sheds.
KOA CAMPGROUNDS IS A MAINLAND COMPANY. They build and run campgrounds which are used by vacationers. Many contain wonderful amenities like swimming pools, playgrounds and tennis courts. A company like Koa could use their expertise to create similar residential parks in Hawaii.
The images below are from the Koa Campgrounds official website.