Pāhoehoe - How many of you are familiar with this word?

Real Estate Agent with LUVA Real Estate RS 62947

Unless you live on the Big Island of Hawaii, or visited here lately, you probably have no idea what I am talking about. None of the other islands have active volcano's, so it's a word that is used mainly here on the Big Island. 

Here is Wikipedia's defenition, (Funny, "Wiki" (pronounced [ˈwiti] or [ˈviti]) is a Hawaiian word meaning "fast" or "quick") 

Pāhoehoe:  (/pəˈh.ˈh./; from Hawaiian [paːˈhoweˈhowe],[8] meaning "smooth, unbroken lava"), also spelled pahoehoe, is basaltic lava that has a smooth, billowy, undulating, or ropy surface. These surface features are due to the movement of very fluid lava under a congealing surface crust. The Hawaiian word was introduced as a technical term in geology by Clarence Dutton.

Quick Link to Hawaii Volcano National Park 

Here are some actual photos:

This is how you DONT want to see it! 

Maybe here?


But if you live here, this is where you most likely want to see it



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Jerry Newman
Green Home Realty, 210-789-4216,www.Selling-SanAntonioHomes.com - San Antonio, TX
Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation

Hi Lance, I had no idea what the word meant Now sure I would want to live near a place that has the possibility of a live volcano. Thanks for the education..

Aloha, My Friend!

Mar 17, 2014 08:29 PM #1
Wayne Johnson
Coldwell Banker D'Ann Harper REALTORS® - San Antonio, TX
San Antonio REALTOR, San Antonio Homes For Sale

Lance-So it's used as a building material for things like fencing, maybe even patios, etc? Good recycle concept.

Apr 23, 2014 08:53 AM #2
Lance Owens (RS)
LUVA Real Estate - Kailua-Kona, HI
LUVA llc. Luxury Real Estate, Homes, Condos, Land

Aloha Wayne 

Yes, it is used in rock walls, interior walls, exterior walls, pathways, even to build a church 

Apr 23, 2014 10:00 AM #3
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