The Bambu Indah is a luxurious and sustainable boutique hotel in Ubud, Bali made from a collection of 11 antique Javanese bridal homes which were relocated to Bali and restored. The buildings are elevated between rice paddies and organic garden beds to minimise the impact on the surrounding landscape.
The new structures on the property, including the stunning Lovers Bridge, are made from sustainable bamboo.
The treehouse nature of the resort is designed to evoke a sense of being totally immersed in the jungle. It looks absolutely magical! Would you like to stay here?
– Adaptive reuse of antique houses
– Water from a natural underground water reserve is filtered through a reverse osmosis system
– Passive cooling is used to cut down energy costs
– Walls are typically made from glass so the buildings are light-filled, reducing the need for lighting
– LED energy efficient lighting, candles and lamps are used throughout the hotel
– Food scraps are given to the hotel’s resident pigs or are composted
– The resort has a no plastic policy and banana leaves are used as plates and papaya stems are used as straws where required
– The gardens supply nearly 50% of the guests’ food
– Sustainable preventative insect control measures used throughout the property
– 100% organic bath products provided to guests
Unlike buildings with concrete foundations, stilted buildings can ultimately be moved or removed with little impact to the earth.
Nadine is the founder and editor of Eco Edition and founder of the Eco Edition Design School. She’s an experienced interior designer, sustainable materials consultant, speaker and serial home renovator.