The Fascinating Green Village

Bali, Indonesia – PT Bambu

Built area: 18,700 m2 (201,285 sq. ft)
Year built: 2010
Photography: Courtesy of Bambu Indah Collection

The infinite joy of bamboo

The Green Village of Udon, Bali. Some time back we showed you the magnificent Green School of Bali.  Using totally sustainable materials and practices, Elora Hardy and her team built, what must surely be, every child’s fantasy of a school.

If you missed that post, you can still see it here (Green School).

Being connected with nature
Being connected with nature. The Green Village.

Bali-born Hardy has turned her attention toward The Green Village.  As CEO and lead designer for the Bali-based bamboo design and construction company, Ibuku, the material of choice is, of course, bamboo… “Even sustainable timber can’t begin to compare with bamboo as a conscientious building material.

With very few resources or attention, a bamboo shoot can become a structural column within three years, and that house could stand strong for a lifetime.”

“We are committed to changing people’s perspective on the infinite potential of bamboo,” she says. “Creating spaces where people can feel connected to nature without disrupting it is a thrilling design challenge for me.”

The Green Village community is located twenty-five minutes to Bali’s cultural centre of Ubud, 35 minutes to Bali’s surfing beaches and within walking distance to the Green School campus – currently home to 280 day and boarding students.

The green village has already attracted homeowners from all over the world. We’re ready to join them. What about you?

What makes The Green Village special?

The Bamboo Village itself is more than a collection of bamboo huts on stilts in an open field. It’s a short walk from the road in Ubud, and you’ll find the place easily. The food is good, the staff are friendly and the price is right, but it’s the ambience that makes the place special.

Materials used

The Green Village is the only place in the world where you can dine inside the world’s largest bamboo structure. The structure is made out of over a thousand tons of bamboo and thousands of bamboo poles.

The walls, ceilings and rooms are made from a special grade of bamboo that can withstand the weight of the roof. The bamboo is glued together in a technique called “lattice weaving” to make the wall and ceiling strong.

The building was built by a team of over a hundred mostly local workers and took over a year to complete. The bamboo village is the only place in the world where you can walk on bamboo structures safe and sound.

This eco-friendly material is much more durable than most people think, and it can be shaped into an amazing array of products. The furniture in The Green Village is made of bamboo, while the decorations are made of bamboo as well.

It has a clean and bright look that is still subtle and elegant. The colour of the bamboo furniture is natural, so it is a great choice for a minimalist design.

The Ambience

The cozy and relaxing ambience of The Green Village is the best way to spend your free time. You could enjoy some refreshments, read a book and relax comfortably because the ambience is really good.

You should feel at home when you are in such a place. In addition, you can enjoy the great music that you like in this ambience. Finally, you could enjoy the warm environment of such places.

If you’d like to find out more about how Elora is shaping the world of sustainable building, take the time to watch the very inspiring video beneath the photo gallery.

Click on any image to start the lightbox display.  Use your Esc key to close the lightbox.  You can also view the images as a slideshow if you prefer  😎

Elora Hardy: Building a sustainable (bamboo) future. The Green Village.


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