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This Woman left a Lucrative Career in New York to Live in a Bamboo House in Bali

Elora, a fashion designer from New York and her Canadian jewelry designer father worked with a team of designers and craftspeople based in Bali to build an impressive home made from bamboo.

Bamboo bridge leading to the main bamboo house

Woman left a successful career in New York to build an impressive sustainable bamboo house in Bali

Bali, Indonesia — A woman Elora Hardy, alongside her father and a team of designers, craftspeople and architects in Bali, started working on the project together to create unique and sustainable bamboo homes.

Birds-eye view of the bamboo houses
Birds-eye view of the bamboo houses

Elora who had a successful fashion career in New York believes that it is possible to have a happy and healthy life if you live close to nature. A thought shared by his father John Hardy – a jewelry designer.

This bamboo house in Bali is surrounded by Coconut, Bamboo and other endemic trees
This bamboo house in Bali is surrounded by Coconut, Bamboo and other endemic trees
This towering Bamboo house in Bali is just one of the many sustainable houses they built in the middle of the forest
This towering Bamboo house in Bali is just one of the many sustainable houses they built in the middle of the forest
Bamboo bridge leading to the main bamboo house
Bamboo bridge leading to the main bamboo house

The idea was picked from her father who used bamboo for all building structures. Elora thought it would be incredible to use bamboo as a sustainable building material. She uses boron to treat the bamboo material to keep off insects from infestation.

Bamboo house at night
Bamboo house at night

Elora Hardy and her team spent 5 years building the bamboo homes in Bali Indonesia under her company called Ibuku.

Beautiful Veranda of the Bamboo House
Beautiful Veranda of the Bamboo House

Using bamboo is a great idea, especially considering the fact that they grow very fast and are durable. The only thing that poses a threat to bamboo is moisture and insects, but if treated perfectly, bamboo structures can stand for a lifetime. And to add a cherry on top, bamboo buildings look impressive and breathtaking.

Ideal sustainable bathroom
Ideal sustainable bathroom

Elora left New York to Bali to build Green Village that defines afresh the use of bamboo as a construction material.

Natural Light perfectly complimenting the open space of this sustainable bamboo house in Bali, indonesia
Natural Light perfectly complimenting the open space of this sustainable bamboo house in Bali, indonesia

“The key for me was opening up the possibilities of bamboo, architecture, and design at a high-end level. I wanted to make the Green Village change the perceptions of bamboo to a cooler material and use it in innovative ways. I love making creative, beautiful things using craftsmanship that can open up and preserve a new skill set,” she stated to the green magazine The Eco Gypsy.

The tropical vibe of the house is just breathtaking
The tropical vibe of the bamboo house in Bali is just breathtaking

“When I first saw these structures at Green School under construction six years ago, I thought, this makes perfect sense. It is growing all around us. It is strong. It’s elegant. It’s earthquake-resistant. Why hasn’t this happened sooner, and what can we do with it next?” Elora questioned during her Ted Talk.

Elora and her team in Bali
Elora and her team in Bali

This Green Village is just walking distance from the famous Green School in Ubud, Bali and is built with the same principles of sustainability.

Photos via Ibuku Website and Ibuku Facebook

Sources [BoredPandaThe Eco Gypsy]

Also read: INSPIRING: This Indian School Accepts Plastic Wastes As Students’ Tuition Fee

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Written by Markus Castro

A cat person by day and a writer by night. He loves to travel to his favorite destinations in Southeast Asia.

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