Aloha, I’ve performed a variety of jobs on my journey to becoming a real estate agent. A quick tour of my diverse background includes costume design, art, anthropology, education and social work. Throughout my life, I have enjoyed buying and fixing up property. Recently I became lucky enough to change this avocation into my career.
I was born in Wisconsin(Waukesha), grew up in central Illinois(Washington), and spent my adulthood in Texas(Dallas, Houston, and Austin), Colorado(Denver), and for the past six years on the Big Island in Hawaii (Pahoa/Hilo). All of these locales have much to recommend them, but Hawaii is surely the most ideal place I can imagine living.
I enjoy traveling and meeting people from diverse backgrounds. I have traveled widely on the Mainland, often towing my Airstream trailer. My international travels have taken me to Canada, Mexico, Europe, Morocco, , Nicaragua, Peru, Tahiti, and Rapa Nui (Easter Island). I hope to find time soon for trips to Asia and Australia.
My interest in Hawaiian culture is wide-ranging. Ride along in my car and you’ll hear the latest in Hawaiian music. I have studied hula for 5 years and learned to weave lauhala . Recently I grew my own ipu (gourds used in hula) and cultivate many other native plants in my gardens. On the subject of gardening: Hawaii is truly a paradise. I live in Hilo with a weekend getaway near Kalapana , and with our plentiful rain my gardens are always verdant.
I love animals and currently have three dogs. My two older terriers, “Thelma and Louise” accompanied me from Austin. The newest member of the family is “Kope” (Hawaiian for coffee), a black lab mix adopted from a neighbor in Hilo.
I have a large extended family on the Mainland which I look forward to seeing on my yearly visits. I also have a hanai (informally adopted) family here on the island made up of a diverse group of friends, neighbors, and curious characters. Life is always interesting on the Big Island!
Alternative housing options are one of my interests. My weekend getaway is “off the grid”, and I know many people experimenting with all sorts of housing options. Puna district is surely the epicenter of unusual and unconventional dwellings. Perhaps it has something to do with living closely with the most active volcano in the world!
I can be reached cell phone: 808-640-3673 , email: email@example.com , facebook: jeanmariehawaii@facebook