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Hale Iki (a tiny house in Volcano!) - as seen on HGTV!

Bedrooms 1
Space 270 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Hale Iki is NOT than just another place to stay - it is an experience! A fresh, light-filled, off-grid tiny house nestled in a clearing in the rainforest, Hale Iki made its media debut on HGTVs Tiny House Hunters. Since then it’s been upgraded with a solar refrigerator and a multitude of Pinterest-worthy additions. If you think tiny house living might be for you, we encourage you to come stay with us!


"This place is so magical. The first 30 minutes we were here we only whispered because we didn't want to disturb the peace and quiet!"

"Our only regret is that we didn't stay longer. Hale Iki is a very special place."

"You can tell how much caring was put into everything - from the log in the fireplace to the yoga mats to the pancakes for breakfast, everything was thought of!"

Perfect for couples or solo travelers, Hale Iki makes you feel like you’re a world away, even though you're just minutes Volcanoes National Park. Take your french press coffee out on the lanai, or grill up your farmers market finds on our built-in gas grill. Snuggly bath robes and a comfy queen size bed piled with plenty blankets keep you toasty on cool Volcano nights. Indoor/outdoor living will make you wonder how you could ever need more than 240 square feet!

Some features of Hale Iki:

• Spacious lanai for dining and relaxing, with full size gas grill and chiminea woodburning fireplace (log provided)

• Private, located on a 3/4 acre (and there's even a little lava tube!)

• Ample Parking

• Flashlight and headlamp

• Binoculars

• Yoga mat

• Guidebooks, magazines, and various other reading material

• Board games (be a kid again!)

• Outlets (3-prong and USB)

• 3/4 size refrigerator

• Beautiful tiny gourmet kitchen with full size gas stove and oven

• Cooking basics including coffee, tea, sugar, pancake mix, farm fresh local eggs when available, pasta and rice, oil and vinegar, two bottles of water, sweet treats, and a welcome bottle of wine.

• French press and percolator coffee makers and tea kettle

• Queen size bed with clean linens

• Speaker for connecting your mobile device (blue tooth)

• HD TV and DVD player, plus lots of movies to enjoy

• Skylights that let light stream in to the living space and shower

• Slate bathroom

• Real toilet (no composting toilet here!)

• Toiletries, including shampoo/conditioner, sunscreen and lotion

• Towels

• Cozy bath robes


Hale Iki is a very special place. Please read the section below, just to make sure it’s the right special place for you!

1. Accessibility. The house is much more accessible than many tiny houses, but there are a few steps along the way. There are two steps up to the lanai, and one into the house. Good news - unlike some tiny homes the bed is on the main floor, so no ladders to climb down in the middle of the night!

2. Water. We put the rainforest to good use! Rainwater is collected and used to run the house, which is perfect for showering and doing dishes, but not for drinking. A bottle of water will be provided, and there is a water dispenser in the kitchen if you need refills.

3. Lighting. All our electricity comes from the sun. The batteries charge up during the day and are stored for use at night. Turning off lights or electronics when not in use will help the energy last. The house has plenty of windows and amazing skylights.

4. Temperature. At 3,500 feet, Volcano can be a bit wet, and the temperature is about 10 degrees cooler than at the coast. We find it refreshing — a break from the heat and humidity! Hale Iki does not have an indoor heater, but there is a chiminea (outdoor fireplace) on the lanai. Our daytime temperatures are wonderfully mild, so just open the windows and doors for a refreshing breeze.

The Big Island has 10 of the world’s 14 climate zones. It is always wise to dress in layers and to bring a light jacket, especially if you are visiting Volcanoes National Park at night (and you should visit at night!).

5. Location. Located on just over 3/4 of an acre and backing up to the forest reserve, Hale Iki is very private. There are few lights, which means spectacular stargazing when the sky is clear. Flashlights are available for those late night returns home, and motion sensing lights guide you along the lanai.

6. Connectivity. Time to let go of all your wires and obligations! Being off-grid and hidden on a large lot, internet isn’t currently an option. Some cell service is available (depends on your provider and where you are standing). We do have a small TV and DVD player for evening electronic entertainment. You can rent recent titles at the Lower Store in Volcano Village or at the Red Box at the Foodland in Kea’au. A bluetooth speaker will let you hook up and play your tunes wire free.

6. Wildlife. All of Volcano is a rainforest and with it comes wildlife. There are lots of birds in our forest, including pheasants which like to wander around in little packs. You’ll see them along the road and sometimes in the yard. They are fun to watch. We also have wild pigs — they have no interest in people, but love to tear up the yard looking for bugs! They are easily scared off. Just think of it as some entertainment and stories to tell when you get home!

We prefer 2 night or longer stays (you really need that time to explore the area!), but will consider one-nights. If you're visiting the volcano and don't want to drive back late at night, please message us to check availability! We would love to host you for an evening.

There are some small, convenience-style stores in Volcano, but if you don't want to spend your valuable vacation time shopping, concierge groceries available with advanced notice. We do have a nice selection of cooking basics offered free of charge. Please ask us if you need a complete list.

We welcome everyone and would love to have you stay with us!

Looking for something slightly larger? Please see our other rental property, Hau‘oli Place (the Happy Place!) which comfortably sleeps 4.

*We pay our taxes! You will receive a line itemized invoiced upon checkin. Mahalo!



More Details

Mark Worster
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2018

About Mark Worster

Several years ago we left our home no the mainland to live the dream in our beautiful little community of Volcano, Hawaii. We love travel, food, trying new things, and sharing all the hidden gems with our visitors. We can't wait to meet you!

Mark Worster purchased this house in 2016

Why Mark Worster chose Volcano

This little house is simply adorable. Whether you want to try out tiny home living or are simply looking for a special place to spend a few days while exploring Hawaii's east side, we promise you will not be disappointed!

What makes this house unique

Tiny house, completely off-grid, with the comforts of home including a new gas grill, cozy outdoor fireplace, comfy bed, and fluffy robes.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Awesome hosts. Super cool tiny house. Great location. Very thorough communication. Would stay there again in a second!
Jan 2017
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Volcano House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 270 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
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  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2


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Hale Iki (a tiny house in Volcano!) - as seen on HGTV!
average rating of 4.857143 based on 16 reviews

Cozy place and thoughtful hosts

  • 4 of 5

Wonderful cozy love nest for our honeymoon. Loved the welcome treats, setting and abundance of helpful local information. Would be 5 stars if there was a little heat source inside - we were here in chilly weather. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice, one of the best places I’ve ever stayed

  • 5 of 5

The place is nice and clean, surrounded by trees and provides a lot of privacy. The hospitality provided by the host is above and beyond expectations. Highly recommended!!

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Everything we could've hoped for or possibly needed in this perfectly appointed little home away from home. I wish we could've stayed longer!

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This tiny house had everything! The owners were very accommodating. While the house was equipped with food, snacks and absolutely every little thing you could want or need. It was also cozy and very private being off grid. It allowed us to have the perfect relaxing getaway we needed while gettting out of busy Honolulu.

I would highly recommend this place to any couple or single person who is visiting big island and Volcano.

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Every thing as advertised

  • 5 of 5

A usual day of rain, tranquil beauty and quiet lushness of the forest.

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very Impressed!

  • 5 of 5

If you are into room service, spa days and hanging out at the hotel pool...don't bother.

But if your into quiet and tranquil then this is for you...set in a nice patch of land in the middle of lust forest this tiny home is it. It is equipped with everything you need from a full gas stove inside and a BBQ grill outside. There is a full kitchen along with full bath, a queen sized Therapeutic Foam mattress bed. The deck is great for enjoying your coffee in the morning or chilling in the moonlight. You can light up the fire pit and listen to nature serenade you. This beats any hotel on any day....owners are great and good care of you.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $40

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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