Green Village

Green Village, founded by jewelry designer John Hardy and designed by his daughter Elora, is a community of sustainable and ecological houses sitting along the Ayung River in Bali. Each of the homes are made entirely of bamboo, from Bali-based bamboo and construction company Ibuku, from the window frames to the staircase, tables, chairs, floors, and even the cabinets and the walls. Did you know that with very little attention or additional resources, a bamboo shoot can become a structural column within three years and that house could stand strong for a lifetime? Honestly, amazing.

(Green Village via designboom)

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  1. That place seems really awsome! Perfect for spend a relax holidays!

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    11.12.12
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  2. alt wrote:

    This is so beautiful and wonderful .. i really liked the idea and the view when you wake up in the morning to nature <3 i loved that .. all i see from m window is another house being built and no sun 🙁

    11.12.12
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  3. Veva wrote:

    Paradise!!!!!!!!!!!
    my good! It´s amazing!!

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    MY WHITE IDEA

    11.12.12
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  4. Malak wrote:

    Oh my god, its amazing! Paradise.
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  5. woooaaawwww amazing place!!! I really love it!!!

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  6. That is the paradise!!

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    11.12.12
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  7. irene wibowo wrote:

    beautifull bali.. 🙂

    Irene Wibowo

    11.12.12
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  8. Anamika wrote:

    BEautiful and Captivating! I sooo love the structural design! And the view, marvelous! It would be totally great to hang out and just relax! But ‘m concerned with the bugs and mosquitoes though… Is that a pool? or a pond I see?

    Thanks for sharing! 🙂

    11.12.12
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  9. I love this. I would die to have that view!
    -ash

    11.12.12
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  10. Mira wrote:

    So lovely. The location is really stunning <3
    xo

    glamDevils

    11.12.12
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  11. mariana wrote:

    woww!! that place is amazing!

    11.12.12
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  12. dimitri wrote:

    This is absolutely beautiful. The paradise! Gorgeous photos.

    11.12.12
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  13. EmerJa wrote:

    WOW, what a cool way to spend some days in the middles of the jungle:P

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    11.12.12
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  14. Nancy wrote:

    Simply spectacular! A lovelier setting I can’t imagine.
    Everyone should look into using products for their homes that are “Earth friendly” such as Bamboo. Bamboo is a product that grows very rapidly. We put in bamboo flooring in every room in our home. Even though the packaging said not to put it in kitchens or bathrooms. We haven’t had any problems at all. It has been over 5 years now. Without any extra care taken whatsoever. It is extremely hard and wears exceptionally well. You can get it in different colors now. We went with the color you see pictured. And it’s very reasonable too. You can get it at Lumber Liquidators.

    11.12.12
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  15. Kyva wrote:

    Beautiful at best but –what happens when it rains? Seems extremely impractical for monsoon season.

    11.12.12
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  16. Luana wrote:

    Really beautiful !!
    I loved the pictures <3
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    11.12.12
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  17. cathy wrote:

    this look soooo amazing oh my gosh
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    11.12.12
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  18. OMG This is absolutely amazing! Bamboo has such a warm and elegant feeling. I LOVE IT!

    11.12.12
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  19. That house is stunning.

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  20. Nadja wrote:

    oh.my.god! i have to get myself a ticket! i’m off o bali, c u next year…or so…. i definitely could live there, forever!!

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  21. Kayla wrote:

    this is spectacular. NYC guilt for a short time at least…

    x
    kayla

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  22. this is absolutely amazing!!! beautiful beyond words!

    11.13.12
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  23. Me wrote:

    This is so beautiful and amazing !
    Omg, I really want to go there !!
    ^^

    11.14.12
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  24. Stylish but seems as thought you will grow tired of it.

    11.14.12
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  25. regina wrote:

    Heaven on earth! Even I live in Indonesia, I haven’t go to that Green Village. Bali, come to mama next yeaaaar! \m/

    11.14.12
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  26. Vikki wrote:

    Amazing house. I want live here! I think? i am not alone in my desire)))
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  27. Nicole wrote:

    This place is so beautiful! I’d love to see it in person one day.
    Thanks for blogging about it 🙂

    11.26.12
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  28. Julie Madsen wrote:

    Living like Tarzan and Jane ! Would be amazing

    12.20.12
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  29. booty wrote:

    …and all the spiders and snakes creeping in at night from the nearby jungle…paradise indeed

    1.11.13
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  30. wen wrote:

    how are these houses sustainable?

    just because they are built of bamboo?

    have a look at the fittings and furnishings … is there an ethics and energy accounting of these products? water consumption? electricity consumption?

    sorry, but this kind of luxury may be sustainable for some elite members of society, but this is not a truly sustainable solution … we usually call it “greenwash”

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  31. Lisa wrote:

    I have visited Bali and I prefer the simple bamboo houses as they have doors and rooms. This looks over the top as there seems to be so much bamboo used for the size of the structure. Plus, there is no sense of privacy and security that one gets from being able to close the door. This seems more like a western idea as the Balinese don’t live in structures like this.

    3.10.13
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  32. kitwench wrote:

    This is amazingly pretty, but incredibly impractical.
    In any environment that allows for such open living areas, the heat and humidity make the biggest issue – bugs.

    4.3.13
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  33. Cyndi wrote:

    That’s not a house, that’s a pavilion.

    4.12.13
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  34. lisa wrote:

    How do you keep the fucking bugs out?

    4.16.13
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  35. Idiot Wind wrote:

    What a crock.
    Nothing more than a feel good, salve your conscience, exercise, from another snooty fat cat…..telling us peons how we should live…….. because we are all filthy rich, and can afford to idle away our free time in Bali.

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  36. Linda wrote:

    Beautiful. But, did they photoshop out all the bugs, spiders, lizards and birds?

    4.28.13
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  37. this is the only way to be aware and live in peace and plant people for peace
    thank u all

    4.29.13
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  38. Janine wrote:

    LOL Linda – that was my first thought. “Last a lifetime” – which is shortened considerably after you are bitten by a rabid bat in your bedroom, step on a few Rove beetles, stung by a few scorpions, not to mention being driven insane by mosquitoes…paradise indeed… Oh wait – their servants have done away with these pests by using what they THINK are “NATURAL” pesticides. Newsflash – they replaced them with ACTUAL POISONOUS PESTICIDES that work so their spoiled asses wouldn’t fire them or so they wouldn’t run around screaming like little girls.

    5.7.13
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  39. Wow! This is AMAZING! I can’t believe how strong Bamboo gets and how long it can last! I wonder how long this took… Beautiful!

    8.7.13
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  40. LOUIS wrote:

    I FEEL SAME ANAMIKA FOR THIS GORGEOUIS HOME AND VIEW, AND ABOUT MOSQITOS AND BUGS + OR ARE THE BATHROOM…. ????

    8.11.13
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  41. Dan wrote:

    What a bunch of horse manure. Just because a rich person does what the native people of the world have been doing for centuries isn’t any cause for celebration. This article should be made fun of.

    8.14.13
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  42. John wrote:

    Just amazing………

    9.2.13
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  43. steve wrote:

    beautiful house but why waste it in Bali? Put that place in downtown Chicago where it belongs. be great in the wintertime nice cool breeze blowing through…

    P.S @ Dan ur a dick

    9.8.13
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  44. Some one Above mention in comment that ridiculous thing “put that place in downton Chicago where it belongs” . Sick mind people

    9.24.13
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  46. Wow, this is such a beautiful community! I am glad to see that we are finding new and innovative ways to be “Eco Friendly.” Prioritizing our environment, especially when is comes to luxury travel, is a large step in the right direction to better sustain the earth. The pictures are truly breath taking!

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  47. tommy quest wrote:

    love the chairs – where can you get them?

    4.15.14
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  48. ari wrote:

    my only question is…. what about the bugs? if the bed and everything is outside….

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  49. sunglee wrote:

    I am a bit worried about typhoon! The house does not look very strong, that’s just my point of view.

    9.18.14
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    11.25.14
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  51. Acredeals wrote:

    The wooden sofa with pillows and the balcony onlooking greens may be the best place for hanging out with friends on a weekend with a mild wine & some smooth numbers of Miles Davis. Can’t look for anything better

    12.8.14
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  52. Kate wrote:

    These houses were featured on CBS Sunday Morning a year or so ago and they are soooooo unbelievable: http://vimeo.com/95591987

    1.11.15
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  53. binzayan wrote:

    breath taking !!

    8.31.15
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  54. Jade90 wrote:

    Green home shows that your mind is so cool and i love this page..

    9.28.15
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  55. Guy Pierre wrote:

    Magnifique!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Compliments à vous !

    11.9.15
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  56. Agg wrote:

    Amazing place 🙂

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  57. Mona wrote:

    Ohh…It is really a WTF. I Mean it is just awesome.

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  58. wow!!! its my drime!!! i soooo I loved it!

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    12.4.16
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  60. Amazing!!

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  61. wow nice
    evrything from the house build with bambu.
    natures beauty

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  62. Thanks to the author for the article! Very pleased!

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  63. Wow this article is very useful i really like this

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