This villa is a wood and clay house, an ecobuilding constructed with recycled wood and mud plastered brick wall . Planned by a Japanese designer, it is a blend of Old Balinese, Old Javanese and Japanese Zen-style architecture with open-air and nature friendly design.
The bedroom on 1st floor has a queen-sized bed (200x160cm). The 2 bedrooms on 2nd floor has a king-sized bed (200x180cm) which can be turned into 2 separate twin beds (200x90cm).
Also the size of big couch in the living room 225x95cm
The house can accommodate up to 6-9 persons. Each of the 3 bedrooms has its own adjacent bathroom. The bathroom on the 1st floor is open style with a bathtub.
The house has slatted windows and doors for natural air-conditioning which make the rooms cool with natural breeze. All the rooms has ceiling fans and only the bedroom on 1st floor is equipped with Air Conditioning.
Local people from the surrounding village was hired in building this house. The foreman is the 'klian' or head of the banjar (village community). And some of the builders are also traditional musicians who perform 'gamelan' (traditional balinese musical instrument) orchestra regularly at the village temple festivals. Balinese women from the village, had carried building materials to the site on their heads.
On the 1st floor is a Japanese 'ENGAWA' sitting area with a view to a vegetable garden. The wall on this sitting area is constructed with clay, sand, lime, straw and bamboo which is a method used in building a traditional Japanese tea room.
A mixture of clay, mud, and rice straw is kept for months until matured enough. Mixed with sand and lime, it is then applied to a bamboo skeleton to make the mud walls. It resulted in walls which has good insulation to avoid heat and humidity and make the rooms cool.
The red brick wall on this house is also has mud plaster instead of cement plaster. All of the wood used is recycled teak wood from old wooden house in Java and recycled iron wood from old bridges in Kalimantan Island.
Most of the wood is more than 100 years old. The application of this natural building materials and natural building methods has made this house not only beautiful and unique but also healthy and environmentaly friendly.
The kitchen is fully equipped with gas stove, refrigerator, rice cooker, blender and utensils. The owner of the house loves to cook.
The swimming pool is medium size designed with children's safety in mind.