Our last day in Bali was saved for a trip to Ubud. And the bamboo houses built by John Hardy.


I was stunned.

Coming from the Philippines, natural structures are not new to me. But having bamboo structures on a large scale is just impressive. I was moved by the vision and the enormous passion for this project. It is a true testament to the Balinese craft traditions, creativity and potential. 


Upon entering The Green School, this greeted us. Beautiful and sustainable!


A closer look at the details of this beautiful work.


John and Cynthia Hardy are the founders of The Green School, a private and international school near Ubud. The school’s ecologically-sustainable design has been gaining international traction.


A mantra for the Green School kids. 


Everything was constructed primarily from renewable resources like

traditional mud walls, local grass and bamboo.


Being at the school, it felt like I was in communion with nature perfectly captured here by Nadia. Natural beauty – down to the sustainable structures – was in abundance.


The John Hardy Ubud Workshop is set among 400 acres of lush rice paddies and farms.


It was amazing to see all the intricate details.


Loved how they were consistent all throughout the property –

from the pieces of jewelry encased in bamboos…


…down to the powder room! 



The Green School.


John Hardy Workshop - Indonesia.

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