If you have a larger group you can rent both of our reclaimed antique teak houses. Walk 6 minutes or ride a rented motorbike along a tropical river path (and then up 30 steps) to our romantic, loft-like antique joglos brought timber by timber from Java (traditional javanese wood house). Passiflora and Jazmin are set in the rice paddies of Penestanan, our artist's village that has no car access or car sounds (but many sounds of geckos, roosters, frogs and collared kingfisher birds) and still just minutes away from Ubud.
I am an architectural designer and my homes were featured in an article in the New York Times: Building in Harmony in Bali for my reclaimed wood designs.
Penestanan now has its very own yoga studio, meditation center, approximately 10 charming restaurants (Indonesian, Japanese, Indian, Raw/Organic, Vegetarian, Vegan) and a cafe and bakery, so you don't even have to get on your motorbike.
Enter over a lotus pond to a 400 square ft (50 meter square) living-dining room completely open on one side to Passiflora's living room. Jazmin is just one rice paddy (10 meters) away. Enjoy the ever changing landscape and rhythm of the rice paddies and feel the presence of the century old teak structure and thatch roof almost 30 feet at the central ridge.Jazmin, like Passiflora is a reclaimed antique joglo brought in timber by timber from Java. Though similar, each of the joglos has its own personality and I have taken care to design every detail to make sure it is the ultimate in a unique indoor /outdoor living experience I have designed houses in six countries but Indonesia is my favorite so far). Staying in these old transformed houses is a one of a kind experience in luxurious simple ecological living (read some of the reviews(
Note:Iif you are looking for absolute privacy, Passiflora is not the house for you...though we have so many honeymoon couples staying... Ibu comes by and makes the offerings... Bapak walks by to tend his rice paddies.
If you are an adventurous spirit of any age.. these architect designed hideaways are perfect for you.
If you are interested in a joglo of your own... let us know.
enjoy... treat the joglos as though they were yours. Alej
I am an architectural designer and world wanderer. I've lived and designed in lots of countries, but so far Bali is my favorite and I keep staying... 10 years and counting. My passion is making spaces a delight for the senses: visually poetic, dream-friendly, a few nice spots for kissing, a simple table for the sharing of food, a comfortable spot for intriguing conversation, a moon viewing corner.
In the last years I've been having a love affair with old 120 year old teak structures from Java called joglos and limasans. I go to Java myself and select the structures in the villages. Then we bring them back and start working on a design that works within the limitations of these extraordinary structures.
If you have a love attack and would like a joglo of your own in Bali... let me know...
we can show you what we are working on...
I'm Argentine-American. Hablemos en español, français, italiano.