We spent a week in a ‘Rainforest Retreat’ near Naalehu on the Big Island of Hawaii. The two-room house was ‘off the grid’ using solar power for electricity and collecting rainwater.
The house was surrounded by rainforest and adjacent to part of the Volcanoes National Park.
The bromeliads are home to the notorious coqui frogs that chirp loudly at night. They were introduced only recently to the island.
Other introduced plants, like the Nunshood Orchid, are beautiful.
We were comfortable in the house, although we tried to minimize our use of electricity at night. Water was not a limitation since it rained almost every afternoon and night.