Big Island 2008 - volcanochaser

One of only a few houses which remain in the 1800 lot Royal Gardens Subdivision. This abandoned house is visible from the end of Highway 130 about three miles away. Only two permanent residents live in the subdivision. The access road was destroyed in the year 2000 and they must either hike or drive on their motorcycles over two miles of rough lava flows to get to Highway 130. Jan 11, 2008 (Update: This house burned down the night of Oct 23, 2008 from a brush fire set off by adjoining lava flow.)