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Living on the Lava, Big Island, Hawaii

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Published on Jul 24, 2012

A Wild West neighborhood called Kalapana Gardens, Hawaii is arising on a barren lava field beneath Kilauea volcano, where the county building code is widely ignored and construction continues even as lava burns down homes. Residents are drawn by a combination of cheap real estate, privacy, the pioneer spirit and the awesome energy of the Hawaiian fire goddess Pele.

Check out our August 2012 issue for the full story. Visit http://www.honolulumagazine.com to learn more.

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