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Living on Lava on Big Island, Hawaii


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A Wild West neighborhood called Kalapana Gardens, Hawaii is arising on a barren lava field beneath Kilauea volcano, where the county building code is widely ignored and construction continues even as lava burns down homes. Residents are drawn by a combination of cheap real estate, privacy, the pioneer spirit and the awesome energy of the Hawaiian fire goddess Pele.

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