Retirement homes in the metro Honolulu area can range from $770 per month up to $4,891 per month. That makes the average cost about $28,050 per year for a home that isn’t even yours.

Investing in an Additional Dwelling Unit (ADU) can be a sensible and economical choice. Doing this allows you, as a retiree, to continue to be a homeowner or add equity to your adult child’s property and, most importantly, to age in place.


ADUs are a second home built on a property that has their own kitchen, bedrooms, and bathroom. The lot size must be a minimum of 3,500 square feet and not in a planned community development or part of an association. ADUs can be customizable to match your lifestyle, which is important considering how much time you can spend with your growing family. Why plan a special trip to visit grandma or grandpa, when you can walk next door?

Whether it’s going to the park with your grandkids or watching the big game with family, there will be opportunities that you won’t miss, because you’re there for them.

Together, families can also pool resources together for future home improvements, taking care of medical or educational expenses or that well-deserved Disney vacation.


To learn more about ADUs, attend one of HK Construction’s free home building and renovation seminars, offered monthly. At the seminars, attendees can ask questions about ADUs, the design-build process, the latest innovations in kitchen and bath and more.

The next seminars are scheduled on Wednesday, Aug. 21, at 6:30 p.m., at Pearl Country Club; Thursday, Aug. 22, at 6:30 p.m., at Blaisdell Center; and Saturday, Aug. 24, at 11 a.m., at 3660 On the Rise. See seminars for more information and to register.

HK Construction will also hold an open house at 847 17th Ave. in Kaimuki on Aug. 24 from 1:30 to 6 p.m. and Aug. 25 from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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