Building Tiny Homes for Unsheltered Population in West O‘ahu

May 3, 2021

Ward Village has partnered with general contractor Albert C. Kobayashi Inc. to complete the first two tiny homes in the new Kamaʻokū community in West O‘ahu.

The homes are part of Home Aid Hawaiʻi’s Kauhale Project -- an initiative to build tiny homes in Kalaeloa for Oahu’s unsheltered population.

Each home has an 80-square-foot interior with a 20-square-foot lanai, and features high, open ceilings. There will be a shared communal garden and kitchen. 

Credit HomeAid Hawaii

"So Home Aid Hawaiʻi has been working on the project for quite some time now, and collaborating with a lot of the folks in the building industry, suppliers, contractors, laborers," said Doug Johnstone, president of Ward Village.

"Itʻs a chance for the building industry and a lot of the development industry to come together. And it’s really through in-kind donations, sweat equity, folks showing up and volunteering labor, to produce some of these housing units that help to combat homelessness," he said.

When completed, Home Aid’s Kauhale will consist of 36 tiny homes.