Have you considered??
I saw that you moved to Hawaii. Have you ever considered Puerto Rico as a home? It is a US territory with all the federal laws and services of the USA , have better beaches(in my opinion ), than Hawaii, and you dont need a passport if you are an American citizen. I went to Hawaii once, but the soil is too sandy and not a real tropical island. In contrast, Puerto Rico is a real tropical island with a rain forest, the soil is very fertile and naturally black. You can farm most fruits, grains and tubercules like Yuca, potatoes,etc. And right now, since the government is going thru a financial hardship, most of the properties there are at an all time low price. The government even gives xtra low interest loans for farming. You should take a vacation there and tell me what you think.
Interesting points, however I would offer that Hawaii has MANY microclimates depending on island, and Big Island is probably the most diverse. The relocation to Hilo is just about 20 minutes from a rainforest where I happen to have property, and there is NO sandy soil. I believe they are located in Hilo which is MUCH warmer and sunnier. Sounds like both Hawaii Island and Puerto Rico both need solutions for low-resourced communities, but certainly if a workshop is offered in PR, I'd consider visiting!