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.
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.
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.
Elora Hardy and her team spent 5 years building the bamboo homes in Bali Indonesia under her company called Ibuku.
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.
Elora left New York to Bali to build Green Village that defines afresh the use of bamboo as a construction material.
“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.
“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.
This Green Village is just walking distance from the famous Green School in Ubud, Bali and is built with the same principles of sustainability.