16 August 2011

Extreme Bamboo !

Who would believe the humble bamboo plant could be used almost exclusively in the construction of the huge house I toured today at the Green Village which is 25 minutes from Ubud on the island of Bali.
 This is a planned community using sustainable principles being developed by the Hardy family who also started the world renowned and neighbouring Green School and the Bambu Indah eco resort where I am currently staying.

If you are interested in knowing some more about these impressive projects just look up www.greenvillagebali.com and www.greenschool.org

                   The front door sets the mood !

This house has just been completed and was designed to the very specific and somewhat eccentric requirements of its female owner, who happens to be a New Zealander

The TV area is the only enclosed space.

The internal walls and doors are made of rice paper and bamboo and look fabulous ...

The hand beaten copper bath sits on a bamboo base in one of the guest bedrooms.

                      Even the furniture is made of bamboo !

The pool is five levels down with the Ayung River below that - this is definitely not a home for anyone with small children - or bad knees !
Interesting though ...

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