It’s always amazing to see what creative minds can design in the home building and remodeling industry — whether it’s to resolve an ongoing housing issue or crafting a personal space for the ones they love. Take a look at these five unique Hawaii homes designed and built by talented professionals and inspiring individuals.

Photo: Aaron K. Yoshino

1. This Manoa treehouse was built by an off-duty general contractor for his children.

Photo: Olivier Koning

2. A former NFL player-turned-entrepreneur is using the tiny-house movement to tackle the housing shortage in Hawaii.

Photo: Kyle Rothenborg, Courtesy of Peter Vincent Architects

3. This nautical-inspired home is dry-docked on the waterfront streets of Hawaii Kai Marina. It won our 2017 Editor’s Choice Award in the AIA Honolulu Design Awards competition.

Photo: Olivier Koning

4. A stunning Manoa home brings the outdoors in — literally — with a thriving 15-foot-tall ficus tree.

Photo: Olivier Koning

5. An urban, boutique residential development has been created by local artists, designers and craftspeople in the heart of Moiliili.

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