A story in this morning’s Maui News reports that Hawaiian lawmakers are considering a unique solution to the housing crisis there. A bill will be introduced in upcoming legislative session that would set aside land to build thatched homes aimed at alleviating homelessness. Senator Chun Oakland said “There is an interest in capturing some of the traditional ways of living among our people here in Hawaii.”
“This doesn’t make any sense,” said Shannon Wood, co-founder of the Windward Ahupuaa Alliance, a non-profit organization that advocates for smart growth solutions. “This is 2016, not 1616.” Wood asked whether there would be toilets in the huts. Senator Oakland said that all details have not been worked out.
HT: Ernie Harder
2 thoughts on “Grass Huts for Homeless?”
I was also wondering about toilets, before I even started reading the article
I heard the CME is already working on a thatch grass futures contract…………