The construction of the Hale Pili began last week.
In Hawaiian, "hale" means house and "pili" is a type of grass. The hale pili is a traditional grass house that was the standard building typology in the Hawaiian Islands. The hale pili has been a project in the process of planning or permitting for more than three years. But my experience is that the project has gone very fast.
The hale will be built over the summer as a community-oriented project trying to engage people in the process of traditional construction techniques.
This is a small project that should result in a big summer!