I didn’t think I would particularly enjoy the luxe camping element of having private yet outdoor shower, but I was wrong. It was really pleasant, and I didn’t see any wildlife in the shower area until well after I was done and dressed and a large gecko sped down the wall
Anyway, before I move on to new adventures, had to finish the photo story of Bambu Indah, so here you go:
Outdoor Shower- sort of. There were walls and a ceiling of sorts, and privacy screens so the other houses couldn’t see, but it was still open air, and it was great.
Here is the bed. Each evening, they put the mosquito curtains down. There is a small air conditioner in the ceiling area of the bed. Because the mosquito curtain is more tightly woven than a traditional net, you can keep cool without necessarily cooling the whole room.
Here is the path to get to our house which is in the background
Here is the pool, with a few of the house villas around it.
The view from our porch
View of the rice fields from the bluff of Bambu Indah.
After a zillion hours of travel, missing luggage and a nauseating drive from the airport to Ubud, we arrive at our destination, Bambu Indah. I should tell you all about it and its owner, John Hardy, but my internet connection is unpredictable, so I will just try to get some pix of this amazing place up instead:
The first structure you see upon arrival is the giant lobby and restaurant building – all open air, all built of bamboo using traditional building methods. It is breathtaking.
Upon entering the lobby, there is a woven structure within the larger structure that is the main office. the restaurant extends behind it.
This bamboo structure is the centerpiece of the grounds. It is 2-story open air with a grand view of the rice fields below the bluff edge. It serves as a lounge and they start the day there with yoga each morning.
This is the view from the first floor of the lounge/yoga building. You can barely make out the rice fields in the distance.
Each “room” is actually it’s own house…authentic Java homes deconstructed and then rebuilt on this site. Our house has a glass floor above water – for real! You can see shrimp and fish swimming in it and it is subtly lit at night.
This is truly an inspiring and beautiful location. The views are magnificent, the feeling is calm and tranquil, and the sounds are of rushing water and birds. YAY!