Explore the eco-forward bamboo houses of Green Village.

Set along the banks of Ubud’s sacred Ayung River, Green Village is made up of 13 bamboo residences, each individually designed by Indonesian architecture firm IBUKU. The tour shines a spotlight on homes that exemplify architectural innovation, craftsmanship and conservation


The Experience

First, you’ll stop by IBUKU’s workshop to find out why bamboo is such a strong and versatile building material. See firsthand how the team treats, cuts and crafts the fast-growing grass into furniture, floors and roofs.

After a five-minute drive, you’ll arrive at Green Village for a guided walking tour where you’ll see homes* inspired entirely by nature—like the softly-curved Leaf House. Other designs draw on Indonesia’s indigenous architecture, such as Villa Kelapa, sheltered by two horn-shaped roofs, a distinctive feature of Sumatran Minangkabau buildings.

The entire eco-conscious “desa” (Indonesian for “village”) has been thoughtfully constructed to showcase the surrounding jungle environment and maximise natural light. Open-air lounges, a salt water swimming pool and elevated terraces with volcano views are just a few of the standout features in a concept that champions a sustainable yet modern lifestyle.

The Details

Time

7 hours

Provided

Mineral water, english speaking guide

Bring

Walking shoes, camera

Location

Ubud, Central Bali

Email

[email protected]

*Each tour is unique, covering different homes depending on occupancy.
*Include a visit to the workshop and showroom of John Hardy—a brand known for handmade silver jewellery pieces inspired by Indonesia—for a small additional fee.

“Designed and built by Ibuku, the same team of architects and craftsmen as the school, the Green Village is a master planned community set along the rural landscape of Bali Ayung’s river. The same principles of design and sustainability utilized at the Green School are put to work in this new community making use of bamboo for practically everything in sight. “

Inhabitat