By Nina Wu
The Green Homes at Lualualei just got a little greener, with the addition of native plants in late October.
Volunteers planted several native Hawaiian plants at the affordable housing project's landscape, including ‘akulikuli, naio and ‘ohai, following a special briefing by Rick Barboza of Hui Ku Maoli Ola. The plants were specifically selected because they are native to the leeward Oahu area and do well in its environment.
The Green Homes at Lualualei, by developer R.J. Martin, are equipped with solar photovoltaic systems, a water purification system and insulation to keep the heat out. The community offers 25 affordable homes in all, priced below the median average. The three- and four-bedroom homes range from about $250,000 to $350.000.
Last summer, two families moved into the community.
To learn more, visit www.greenhomeshi.com.