The Hidden Homeless Of Diamond Head

They live on the best real estate in Hawaii, perched on cliffs above $10 million dollar oceanfront mansions on Diamond Head Road.

The homeless of Diamond Head pay no rent or property taxes but enjoy postcard ocean views and the balmiest weather in the islands.

Their tents and tarps are hidden from sight on the slopes of Diamond Head crater above the lighthouse. Or they are camped on perches they have carved into the steep sides of the crater just below the lighthouse.

The homeless campers’ comings and goings are difficult to detect as they duck in and out of the bushes off Diamond Head Road where the state has posted warning signs saying: “Area Closed. Do Not Go Beyond This Sign.”

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