Large Expensive 4×4 Vehicles on Kauai

I was surprised by the number of these type vehicles on Kauai. Big, expensive, high off the road gas burners all over the place. You wonder how many of the drivers ever need the 4-wheel drive.

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Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

5 Responses to Large Expensive 4×4 Vehicles on Kauai

  1. AND you wonder how they can afford it? and oh yes, off the road they must go….I understand that even on Oahu there are more cars per capita then any other city in the USA. what say ye to that one? Years ago Oahu abandoned the small railroad that went around the Island of Oahu in favor of roads. WHAT A MISTAKE.

  2. AND you wonder how they can afford it? and oh yes, off the road they must go….I understand that even on Oahu there are more cars per capita then any other city in the USA. what say ye to that one? Years ago Oahu abandoned the small railroad that went around the Island of Oahu in favor of roads. WHAT A MISTAKE.

  3. It's strange how the taste for enormous, gas guzzlers varies across the continent. In Canada, the Toronto region's monster of choice is the huge SUV, preferably the hideous, belching Hummer. Just the thing to take the kids to soccer and do a little shopping at your local eco-friendly grocery store.

    On the West Coast – Vancouver excepted – the favorite juggernaut is the enormous pick-up truck. It is a rite of passage. As soon as you are legally able to drive and have your first pay check, you get a $50,000+ bank loan and blow it all on a big, shiny new truck to show your friends.

    In the interests of full disclosure, I drive a slightly rusted, 12-year old Subaru Outback, wear Birkenstocks when it is not raining and drink craft beer. Does it show?

  4. Here on our tiny island these are usually rental vehicles. Stupid in my opinion (expressed to the owner of that particular rental company), though the need for 4WD is often real. In the old days, Suzuki Samurai's were the vehicle of choice for rentals. I miss those days.

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