October 11th, 2012 – “Even sustainable timber can’t begin to compare with bamboo as a conscientious building material. With very few resources or attention a bamboo shoot can become a structural column within three years, and that house could stand strong for a lifetime,” explained Elora Hardy, the former Donna Karan print designer turned current lead designer of Green Village.
Green Village will eventually consist of 15 homes, set within a river valley landscape along Bali’s sacred Ayung River, and located within walking distance of the world famous Green School – but at the moment, only three of the homes are fully completed. The village is strongly based off the concepts of sustainability and artisan craftsmanship, as it is constructed mainly of Bamboo materials, and uses sustainable concepts in their purest forms. Hardy explained that her team is “committed to changing people’s perspective on the infinite potential of bamboo,” Hardy explained.
“Our homes are designed and built without disturbing the natural integrity of the land, therefore each home is truly unique. Our homeowners enjoy a global environment within a culturally rich Balinese community with access to world-class amenities including home delivery of some of the best organic products available on the planet from Big Tree Farms, owned by a Green School family, as well as events including the Ubud Readers & Writers Festival and restaurants like Mozaic; one of Southeast Asia’s most notable culinary destinations.” Hardy says.
“Our view on being green comes out of being logical, doing no harm and being conscientious,” says Hardy. “By utilizing sustainable materials and artisan craftsmanship mixed with social responsibility, we have created a unique development concept.” She continues to add that “a percentage of every villa sold is contributed to Green School’s Balinese Student Scholarship Fund that has already provided 15% of our current student body with a tuition free education. ”
(Photographs: Green Village)
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