The Haiku farmhouse treads slightly on its 16-acre grounds, with buildings set on stilts and roofs optimised for rainwater harvesting. Inside the main house, there’s a colourful industrial aesthetic, offset by neutral wooden walls and a high, inverted pitched ceiling. Yellow steel beams frame the dining room, vertical roller doors connect rooms, and a multipaned glazed wall captures ocean views.
A plethora of glass captures Maui’s natural beauty across the compound’s volumes, including a steel Quonset hut building, houses a workshop and artist studio, and an outdoor kitchen and seating area, complete with a turquoise firepit. Front opening hatches in the detached wellness studio (complete with an infra-red sauna) provide natural ventilation.
Mirroring the island property’s corrugated iron cladding is a 40-ft-long shipping container swimming pool with a plexiglass panel, providing views into the water from the living room below.