So... I'm sure all of you have considered moving out to Hawaii at one time or another. I have been seriously considering and planning a move out to Big Island for the past year and a half. I've already contacted shippers, lined things up with getting my dog over there and tried to work out as many of the "hidden fees" that pop up hear and there. I have a few questions. Firstly, does anyone know of any long term rentals on the Kona side starting December 1st? or month to month/3+ month rentals $1000 or less per month. Does anyone know of any sushi chef/serving/bartender/surf instructor/awesome job openings that may be available around December? I as well as my girlfriend are looking. If you really do have information I will send out our resumes. From anyone who has moved there or put serious time looking into it, did you ship some of your stuff or did you liquidate everything? We are hoping to only move out a couple of larger items (>1000 lbs), but are having a pain in the a$$ time trying to find a reasonable, small shipping container, maybe 10 x 10. We will be shipping everything from Hatteras Island or, if more cost effective, the DC area. What company/companies has you used or heard good things about and any info on pricing? Has anyone shipped anything through your airline? Meaning large packages. I plan on sending my clothes out in two board bags wrapped around each board but I was looking into sending out a few oversized items like my table, chairs, sofa that are all packed in boxes and all weighing under 100 lbs so just under the limit, because we are really considering that too. Unless it is a stupid idea. What are some of the "Hidden Fees" that you can think of that may put up small hurtles to get over? And, what would be your priority items if you had a 8 x 8 or 10 x 10 space (minus boards and clothes) to move all of your sh*t from the east coast to Big Island? Overall, any useful advice anyone has would be greatly appreciated.