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8 Hawaii Rentals That Will Put Your Hotel To Shame

In Denver, recently I chose to stay in a
Victorian House that I was very pleased with,
instead of the usual hotels,
elevators full of people,

and expensive restaurants
in hotel or nearby.
IT was a fabulous way
to spend time in a location..

My choice worked out great, so if you have
a sense of adventure, even just a little bit,

this is one option that will cut down costs,
and get you closer to the experience you want-
if you want to be a part of the town you are visiting!

Hawaii is a place like no other,
so if you come to visit, why not stay
in a home like no other.

Picture yourself in a yurt, micro-house,
tree house, or even a yacht on a mountain.
That’s right, a yacht on top of a mountain.

Here are eight of the smallest, tallest, weirdest and, in their own way, Hawaii-est homes to rent on AirBnB.

1. Chic Eco Yurt Home Pahoa, Big Island
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First used by nomads in Central Asia,
yurts are rotund, portable homes.
This particular yurt boasts a
“food island” of passion fruit,
mango, avocado and sweet potato
growing outside its door.
Yurting is sort of like
luxury camping

(which apparently is called glamping these days)

but you still have to have your survival hat on.
For instance, the yurt is
BYOPT — bring your own propane tank —

if you want to cook or use hot water.

2. Kailua Coconut Micro-House Kailua, Oahuo-MICROHOUSE-AIRBNB-570
Personally designed and built by its loving owners,
the Kailua Coconut micro-house spans a proud 80 square feet.
The charm of this lovely nest is in the details —
the outdoor shower has a
Japanese geta shoe sculpture
as its door handle,
tiki face carvings pop out
of the walls, and the windows
above the bed have intricate fish
etched into the glass.
Due to its itty bitty size, you are not allowed
to cook inside the house, but who needs
to cook when you can pick a mango tree
from your lanai (outdoor porch)?

3. Kealakekua Bay Bali Cottage Captain Cook, Big Island
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The Bali Cottage was built with
old Bali teak panels and features
not only an outdoor shower but the
much rarer outdoor kitchen.

The yard has a pond and tiki torches,
and is moments away from Kealakekua Bay,
which is home to dolphins, manta rays,
and sea turtles. The bay is most famous
due to Captain James Cook, who was the
first European to land on the Hawaiian Islands,

and who was later killed by Hawaiian villagers
at Kealakekua Bay in 1779.

4. Unique Yacht on a Mountain Haleiwa, Oahu
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The Brainstorm was a faithful vessel
whose glory days conquering the seas have passed.
The current owners took pity on the
retired boat and in a stroke of
what we can only consider utter genius,
hauled it to the top of a
mountain on the north shore of Oahu.

Tucked away in the woods, the boat’s backyard
is a maze of gorgeous trails that
go deep into valleys and
high above the ocean.
But don’t be mistaken,
you’re still on a yacht,
shielded by a glass roof,
surrounded by a giant mosquito net
and stocked with a
flat screen TV and wifi.

5. The Matted Root Kilauea, Kauai
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This treehouse overlooks an expansive,
lush green property replete with
papaya, avocado and coconut trees.

Our favorite detail of this Kauai treehouse
is the outdoor bathroom system.
Instead of a lock,
there is a rock outside the door
: turn it to one side to say “OK”
or the other to say “Wait.”
Take a ride on the giant tire swing
in your yard before grabbing a bike
and heading to
Moloaa Bay,
which you
really can’t miss considering it was
one of the original shooting locations
for
Gilligan’s Island.

Maybe just a three hour tour?

6. North Shore Eco Hideaway Waialua, Oahuo-ECO-LODGE-AIRBNB-570

This abode at the base of Mt. Ka’ala,
Oahu’s highest peak, is entirely off
the grid thanks to solar panels and a
private water well. Nestled in a
gorgeous river valley without a
neighbor in sight, the eco lodge
is composed of a giant safari tent
and a 200 square-foot lanai.
Walk a mile to the neighboring
organic farm, buy your produce
directly from the farmer and
cut it up in your outdoor kitchen.

It doesn’t get more farm to table than that.

7. The Tree House Haiku, Maui
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If you ship it, they will come.
This tree hut was built in Bali,
shipped to Maui and set atop a
17-acre private valley with ocean views.

You may have to walk to both the kitchen and bathroom,
but the artist’s property is
covered in steel sculptures
you can peruse along your way.

8. Octagon Studio Makawao, Maui
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We saved the smelliest for last.
The Octagon Studio is located at the

Aromatherapy Foundation of Maui’s
“botanical educational estate and farm.”
What does that mean? You can roam the gardens,
pick your favorite plants and use “atomizers”
to create your own scents.

You can even get onsite aromatherapy massages.

In fact, there’s no avoiding immersing yourself
in the fragrances of the Aromatherapy Foundation —
any overnight residents are
required to participate in a
study on essential oils for five minutes a day.
Oh, and your digs happen to be a
gorgeous studio with ocean views and
an in-ground jacuzzi.

Not too stinky.
I loved stumbling on this article in the Huffingtonpost today,
Unable to locate the author’s name to attribute this article to,
I chose to share it with you anyway, because after all,
who wouldn’t want to know about great choices elsewhere!

All the best, K-  Another Way of Living, AWOL
www.lifestylegoldmine.com

Shark Week Watch ‘Shark Cat’ Clean Up !

Hysterical footage..
Funny thing..
we all stare
and
stare..
Had to laugh at myself,
but I do find this almost like watching a fish tank…
only more fun!

Reality tv show just launched last night..
see if you like it as much as the CAT!
Tough call!
LOL

Live Long and Prosper! Yoga and Star Trek… what do they have in common?

AWOL
Another Way of Living.
When you do what you love the $ will follow.
And Tao sure lives up to that and vibrantly.
Today I feel inspired by so many things.
The weather-is good.
Exercising- endorphins galore!
Just a little bit of hope that we don’t have to decline
as our bodies age.
Exercise, good foods, balance, fun, laughter, giving to
others, persistence, perseverence, and always learning
are just a few things that keep you young.
I have to start yoga soon-
Tao gives me inspiration!

Perhaps yoga is the secret to a happy old-age?

Even after a total hip replacement in the early 2000s,
Tao Porchon-Lynch continues to teach students yoga
at 5am everyday.

The energetic 93-year-old, from Westchester,
who has been practicing yoga for over 70 years
also does the waltz, jitterbug, samba and
cha cha cha in her spare time.

‘I also like to do foxtrot – all the crazy ones,’
she laughs, describing dancing the tango as
being like drinking champagne.

After practicing yoga in her youth in India
the former model and actress moved to the
US when she was in her early 30s.

After a career in Hollywood movies and on
television Porchon-Lynch began working
with UniTel in the 1960s, establishing
TV stations in India.

She has since been teaching yoga to
students in India, France, and the USA
for more than 45 years including
certifying 400 other teachers.

‘I do yoga before I go to bed and I do
yoga with my students when I get up
in the morning,’ she said.

Tao in India
‘I’m up every morning at 5 o’clock and I usually go to bed around midnight.’
ts just a matter of putting your mind on it.’

The yogi also leads trips to India, where she estimates she has been at least 25 times.

‘There’s so much to learn and I just feel I don’t have enough time to learn everything,’ the inspirational Porchon-Lynch says.

‘The greatest thrill that you can really have is to see someone who says I cant do it and show them they can.’

Porchon-Lynch has just published her first book, Reflections: The Yogic Journey Of Life.

Following a total hip replacement when she was 84 years old, doctors said her flexibility would never be the same.

Proving them wrong, she has since taken up ballroom dancing.

‘I’m very stubborn about it. When people say it cant be done, I have to do it.’
Tao Porchon-Lynch
LIVE LONG and PROSPER!
Karen Ellis

The Season 1 premier is coming Tuesday of the reality show we filmed in Thailand.
#Project AWOL.
Another Way of Living

PS> OH YEA.. YOGA and Star Trek, what do they have in common? both have been around forever and keep us young!

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2091191/Tao-Porchon-Lynch-93-year-old-yoga-teacher-whos-flexible-students.html#ixzz2aq87CNjU

Found Treasure 500+ Vintage 100% Original Classic Chevys to be Auctioned

Amazing treasure trove of over 500+ 100% Original Classic Chevys are to be auctioned off in September.
VIDEO at end of Post-
One family had a Chevy Dealership for over 50 years and kept the autos stored.
Many of the Chevys have less than 5 miles on the odometers.
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Some still had the original Price sticker on the car window, and plastic on the seats.
Lots and lots of ‘NOS’ or New Old Stock- which means in original packaging, never used or sold
auto parts, signs, tires etc were found in the old dealership.
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One of my passions is Vintage Autos and finding all of these vehicles in one place is like
the finding treasure, finding original antiques in near mint or mint condition that no one
ever knew about hidden in a barn somewhere!
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Watch here for this rare treasure find.

The survivoring cars of the Lambrecht collection
Hidden away in rural Nebraska by a former Chevy dealer for nearly five decades,
a trove of Chevy cars and trucks from the ’60s that never drove further than a
howroom will go up for sale this September.
Dedicated to your Passion,
Karen Ellis