Margaret Bickell spent hundreds of hours building the area around her tent and landscaping the front yard. The space features a sleeping area, kitchen, bathroom and closet.
Wood pallets form the base for most campsites. Many people also use them to construct fences for both security and a sense of privacy.
Calvin spent more than a year working on the rock wall and yard surrounding his tent.
Tita’s structure is located close to the rocky shoreline. She used recycled materials to landscape both her front and backyard area.
Tita has two tents in her waterfront campsite. One is for living in, the other for working on the crafts that she makes from recycled goods.
The high walls along this path in The Harbor hide large multi-tent family compounds from view.
Margaret Bickell used to live at this site, before moving to the other side of The Harbor. The current residents have slowly been adding new structural elements, including a wood pallet wall.
Jay’s favorite feature of his campsite is the partially fallen kiawe tree. He hauls several buckets of water each day to tend his nearby garden.
Several structures in The Harbor feature solar panels, which are used to power lights and small household appliances.
Shina Gonzalez fashioned her living quarters from repurposed wooden shipping pallets, blue tarps, and other creatively recycled items.
Moki’s waterfront site is one of the few in The Harbor to feature a little playground. She set up the swings for her 8-year-old granddaughter.
In October one Micronesian family moved out of this gated site, and another family moved in. Behind the door is a large area with several tents and a giant carpet covering the ground.
Wood pallets are the basic building blocks of most structures in The Harbor.
This structure is located near the edge of The Harbor. It is currently under construction; the people living there are adding a fence and other features.
Tam and Queenie wanted their home to feel more secure, so they added a fence to the coral rock wall that Shina Gonzalez built before moving out.
Though The Harbor structures may lack indoor plumbing, some sites come with coveted oceanfront views.
Tita landscaped the area around her tent with tiki torches and a small plastic tub that she hopes to turn into a solar-powered water fountain.
Even the most basic campsites in The Harbor feature raised platforms to protect people from flooding.
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