Hideout Bali Bamboo Bungalow: a slice of eco-friendly paradise epitomising Bamboo Tourism

bamboo home 5The oldest region in Bali is now home to a unique and unforgettable Airbnb rental: Hideout Bali.  Created by Czech couple Ali and Jarmil as a green antidote to stressful city living, this delightful retreat offers adventurous travelers the opportunity to disconnect from reality and reconnect with nature in an all-bamboo bungalow. 

Located in the Karangasem district, Hideout Bali is approximately an hour away from the region’s main tourist attractions—but therein lies its appeal. With the nearest Balinese village a quarter-mile away, the remote home is a secluded paradise surrounded by the jungle with views of rice fields and Mount Agung in the distance. Rivers surrounding the property support an abundance of biodiversity and are perfectly positioned for refreshing morning swims.

bamboo 4However, the idyllic environment isn’t the only thing that makes this house alluring. Hideout Bali immediately draws the eye with its huge triangular window on the second floor that overlooks incredible river views. The bamboo framework and thatched roof are a nod to the local vernacular.

“We gathered inspiration from traveling around the world and mainly used our intuition,” says Ali, explaining why the home both references and deviates from traditional Balinese architecture.

She and Jamil had no prior architectural experience and enlisted the help of local builders and architects to bring their dream home to life.

bamboo home3In addition to bamboo—which was locally sourced from Iseh village—the main building materials include river stone, local timber, glass, and cogon grass for the roof. 

The one-bedroom 60-square-foot home sleeps up to four guests in two beds with bamboo bedding. Guests also have the option of using both an indoor bathroom and outdoor shower.

 

Source: Dwell Media

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