Gallery: Beautiful Green Village of Balinese Bamboo Homes Crafted by Ib...

 
If you were enchanted by this amazing Green School we recently wrote about in Bali but found that you were too old to take part in their innovative program, here's your chance to have a similarly-built bamboo home nearby. Designed and built by Ibuku, the same team of architects and craftsmen as the school, the Green Village is a master planned community set along the rural landscape of Bali Ayung’s river. The same principles of design and sustainability utilized at the Green School are put to work in this new community making use of bamboo for practically everything in sight.

Ibuku (formerly called PTBambu), a design-build firm located outside of Bali’s cultural center of Ubud, is the visionary behind both the Green School and the Green Village. So far one home in the community has been built and is a spiraling canopy of bamboo set amidst the lush jungle above the river. Everything is made from bamboo, from the window frames to the staircase, tables, chairs, floors, and even the cabinets and the walls. The amazing craftsmanship in this home exemplifies what is possible with the fast-growing, renewable material.

Green Village is within walking distance of the Green School and is built with the same principles of sustainability. “Our view on being green comes out of being logical, doing no harm and being conscientious,” says Elora Hardy, Creative Director of the Ibuku bamboo company. “By utilizing sustainable materials and artisan craftsmanship mixed with social responsibility, we have created a unique development concept. Owners of the new home in the village also have children who attend school at the Green School nearby.

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  1. Timytimps September 28, 2012 at 5:23 am

    Am in Ghana and would like to know if i could come over to learn how to build bamboo houses if possible

  2. greenx October 24, 2011 at 1:32 am

    Green village looks great only when looked at from outside. Living here is more a nightmare than a miracle. We live here in constant noise because of the uncontrolled construction 7 days a week! We dont know why someone would call it green? It is true the houses are made of bamboo, but despite the traditional indonesian way of treating the bamboo with salt water against bugs and insects here it is treated with chemicals to save time… Selective waste collection is not even solved in the houses, we need to put all the rubbish into one large bin in the kitchen. There are no separate containers for paper, organic, plastic, glass etc. Developers did not pay any attention to make the place intimate with proper bamboo walls, climbers in between the houses, so we see each other and live together as we would live in a big common living room. This is simply the consequence they want to make the most out of it with selling the maximum units possible on the smallest plots imaginable. At this moment it is terrible to live here. You cant use the common pool due to the constant noise in the village. We were told that the pool has salt water in it, but we tasted it and tastes like sweet water and smells chlorine…, we have no idea what happens to the waste water (goes to straight to Ayung river?) So this whole “GREEN” image is only a marketing tool to attract more customers…

  3. Michael B. Lapid July 2, 2011 at 10:11 am

    Hello, I am Mike Lapid from the Philippines. I am very interested in learning to design bamboo houses like the ones you make. Is there any possibility of taking any course over there at Bali or doing an apprenticeship in your firm? Hope you give me options so I can build sustainable homes myself here in the Philippines. thanks.

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