A peaceful permaculture acreage located within minutes of arguably 'the most' breathtaking surf breaks in Bali; this Eco-conscious living property would be best enjoyed by travellers with the environment, nature and the culture of Bali at the forefront of their interests.
30 minutes south of the Kuta & Seminyak tourist traps is the real Bali; 'The Bukit' Peninsula's secret wonderland Pandawa beach and bushlands. Secret surf breaks, empty golden sandy beaches, and laid back villagers of yesteryear still exist here. You'll unlikely see another westerner in this entire neighbourhood; yet it's not far to all of their haunts should you wish to get amongst that too.
Pandawa beach is on Bali's most magical southern tip, 'The Bukit Peninsula', and it contains hands down, Bali's best swimming, snorkeling and surfing beaches. The crystal azure waters that wet the sand here are Pandawa Beach, Green Bowl, Bali Cliff, Uluwatu, Nusa Dua, Padang Padang, Bingin, Dreamland & Balangan.
Green Tara permaculture acreage is tickled by the cool sea breezes. It is located at the end of one of Pandawa Beach's long hilly roads leading into farmlands. When night falls, the only noises you can hear surrounding the property will be geckos laughing and cicadas singing. It is a completely private eco permaculture acreage in the making. Everyday we're setting up new composting, edible gardens, and a vista of tropical flowering plants.
When we began this Eco project in March 2013, we did it with the vision of providing an inspiring environment in order to offer our gratitude to all Bali has given and continues to give us, and everyone who comes here. Many guests have come here and begun truly transformational experience.
The Entire Bukit Peninsula is only 10 x 15 klms in radius and encased in a coral reef. So depending on the tides, winds and swell it will produce completely different surfing conditions all over The Bukit at different times of the year. We are in the prime location to access all of these places. If yoga is your thing, there are plenty of places to practise in the yoga bales at my local beach, at my property or in a daily class down the road in Pecatu, Bingin or Jimbaran.
This property is newly built, clean and in immaculate condition. It has edible gardens to enjoy, an outdoor communal kitchen and lounge / library area equipped with DVD, TV, HDMI cables and loads of awesome books.
This is nature reserve; a permaculture farm set alongside eco-friendly accommodation. It’s for those of you who like getting as close as it gets to nature and Bali's culture without forsaking the majority of your western comforts. It’s a relaxed space particularly suited to single travellers. You'll also get to know other chill expats and travellers as we have many wonderful friends and long term guests.
Our focus on all guest rooms is quality and eco sustainability. The fan-cooled rooms are furnished with new high quality mattresses, custom made coconut wood slat bases, and hypo-allergenic pillows and bedding. Rooms are serviced for cleanliness Monday – Saturday.
Eco House Room Rates:
1 week: USD 160 + cleaning & airbnb fees
1 month: USD 380 + cleaning & airbnb fees
It is very important to us that Green Tara remains a relaxed, caring, safe and peaceful environment for all who live here. What you do or who you do it with outside of the property is entirely up to you. However, should you wish to bring anyone outside of our original agreement onsite, you will need to ask permission first. The rates for the rooms are for one person only. Additional persons are charged USD 10 per night per room and should be applied for at the time of booking.
Cleaning & admin fees are USD 25 per week. All rooms, common areas and bathrooms are serviced every day except Sunday.
There is no public transport in Bali. You will need to hire a scooter or hire a car if you stay here. I organise transfers to the property and can have scooters delivered from a trusted local outlet.
A course of lessons in riding a scooter are available for USD 40 (3 lessons). If you’ve never ridden before, you'll need at least three days for lessons and to practise before you hit the busier roads.
Internet data for your device (Ipad, tablet or smart phone) is available for USD 10 per 5 gig. Please note: as this is a conscious living community property - we request that your usage of internet in the common areas of the property is limited. It's not a strict rule, it's a reminder to be mindful that this is a community set up to facilitate down time with yourself, connections with other humans and nature rather than constant contact with technology.
There is plenty of opportunity to be social and meet wonderful new friends while staying at Green Tara. Sometimes there's chilled music with a beer in the garden at sunset - but please bear in mind it is not a party space.
Noble silence is observed on the Green Tara nature reserve between the hours of midnight and 9 am every day of the week without exception. Absolutely no talking, laptop, phone noise, or music between the hours of midnight and nine am. This allows everyone to go about their personal business (rest, meditation, morning cuppa, yoga etc) without the obligation of mindless chatter. It gives us all the opportunity to start each day in a calm and mindful way.
If you would like to stay with us, when you apply, ensure you have a complete profile (photo, and uploaded offline Passport ID). Because this is a home – not a hotel we are looking for the right fit of people to stay here, and unfortunately we can’t say yes to everyone.
Before we can offer you a space, please help us figure out if you’d be a good match for Green Tara by sending us a message letting us know a little about yourself, your plans and your interest is staying with our unique community set up. If you are a couple or two friends wanting to share, please write to us individually.
Raquel, Tommy, Vanda, Ronald and Kadek
*Green Tara is an eco acreage. We're mindful of mother nature here. In practical terms, your responsibility as a guest is below.
*This is Bali, and it still has its share of developing community issues: there are regular electricity, water and internet outages. We have set up water catchment devices to ensure there is always access to bathing but please be mindful of the amount you use.
*We recycle and compost everything possible. So please be mindful of the quantity toilet paper you use and refrain from throwing it down the toilet - the bathrooms throughout the property have a 'delicates' hose (a miniature shower for personal hygiene), and biodegradable soap.
*You are welcome to you the kitchen as long as you are prepared to clean up after yourself including separating your rubbish between the compost, recycling and general waste. All this will be explained in person - it's quite straight forward.
*This is a non smoking property. There is a small smoking area by the entrance gate.
*By early evening Green Tara is an extremely quiet nature reserve. Guests are asked to respect the peace and tranquillity by being a part of it. Between the hours of Midnight and 9am all guests on the property are asked to observe noble silence. No talking, music, or TV. This allows everyone to sleep, have their own private space, without the obligation of mindless chatter, or noise pollution in order to sleep and go about their personal morning activities with a quieter mind.
*Internet. If you wish to purchase internet data for your phone, ipad, tablet or internet usb from a local provider, we're happy to help you set that up. Internet is available for USD 10 for 5 gig of data.
With all due respect to the wonder that is the world wide web - Tommy and I feel that social networking has become an exaggerated priority across the world creating a breakdown in human connections. One of the great things about this place is the possibility to meet, hang out, and live with many awesome humans. So to continue to enjoy natural tranquil, mindful and social environment that has been created here to its full potential, and to facilitate an easy connection with other guests and nature, we ask that guests avoid using smartphones or laptops for internet usage in the common areas of the property (gardens, kitchen, bathrooms, lounge and relaxation areas, the permaculture farm).
Alternatively, you can access a speedy internet cafe only minutes down the road from the property between 6am - 11pm. They have power points in an outdoor sheltered garden set up. It only costs 4 cents an hour and it's a great place to go surfing ; ).
*Partying. I've been lucky that I only seem to attract friendly and interesting guests. So the opportunity to be social comes naturally here. Just understand, that while sunset beers and an acoustic guitar jam session in the garden are often the norm at dusk, it's 'not' a party place. Uluwatu bars are only 15 minutes away & Krazy Kuta is a mere 30 minutes by taxi (around $20) if you need that fix while you're here.
*All guests are expected to respect the local culture of this property and the village. This allows everyone who stays the opportunity to learn from and enjoy the utter beauty this gem location has on offer, while respecting the culture of the local community.
*The Balinese cafe across the road is super friendly and serves great, low cost local food all day, most days of the week. They will often deliver your food to the house. If they do this, show the respect they deserve and clean up the utensils and return them as soon as possible.
After a bit of hesitation as to where to go in Bali we were absolutely assured of our choice the moment we stepped through Green Tara's door. The place has a great atmosphere for meeting new people and we made some great friends. Raquel is a great host and Madé and Tommy were great at helping us out. Scootering opened up the island and it's well worth learning with Raquel. Thanks for having us!!!
I came too green Tara in the beginning of september and I will stay for more months. I love the atmophsphere in the house every one is so nice and willing to help if there is something. Definetly a place to call home. The garden is also very nice where you can get fresh vegetables and fruits. I live in the open roof villa at the back, its a really nice spacious room, with a big comfy bed and a little space in the back where you can have your clothes and stuff. Made makes sure that the rooms are always cleane and you have fresh sheets.
in the kitchen you have everything you, but also if your not keen on making your own dinner just go over to Mades and get some from there.
The common area is really cool for reading, studying, browsing the internet, talking to some interesting people or whatever floats your boat.
The host made us feel wonderfully welcome in so many ways. the place was as described and the neighborhood very authentic and friendly.
I'm really happy that I ended up staying in Green Tara for the whole month that I spent in Bali. Being there was just really comfortable and relaxed and I felt like home. The room was clean and the bed big and comfortable, and the common areas were good for my general chilling and hanging out, reading and doing exercise. There were enough bathrooms and I especially liked the one with an open roof and having showers under the sun/stars. The kitchen had everything essential for cooking, and the blender and the coffee grinder & cafetiere made me especially happy. Getting Aloe Vera straight from the garden was also great.
Raquel is a great person to live with, she's so warm, fun and compassionate. I'm really grateful to her for her compassion and advice when I had some difficult feelings come up during my stay. Green Tara was a perfect place for me to recognize and deal with those feelings, the atmosphere was so understanding and peaceful so that I had a lot of time to think and reflect on myself. I only heard about Green Tara because a friend of mine randomly met Raquel on the beach, but I really feel like I was meant to stay there.
Stayed my last month in indo here and it was great. The host is lovley and is doing here permaculture thing and have here wierd rules that totaly make sence. For me it was an earthbounding experience and the best place i've found in bali. I didn't do anything else but surf during my stay and this place is close to all the best and most uncrowded waves in bukit. Cheap food across the street and a kitchen to cook your own stuff.
Bad: it is a fucking hassle to open the kompost "jar" everytime you have eaten a banana or pealed a peanut.. But hey, life's a beach right?
This was my second trip to Bali and I didn’t have to think twice where I wanted to spend my two months again. This time I stayed in the villa, a spacious, beautiful room with really comfy bed and a nice extra area in the back where I could do yoga and store my mountains of books. There is no internet but buying a 3g is both cheap and way better connection anyway, so that didn’t bother me. As a Uni student who had to use the internet ALOT there was a really friendly internet café 2 minutes away ( on the scooter) with propably the fastest internet you’ll find in Bali. Again! I can’t stress this enough but you do have to have a scooter ( or a car) if you want to live here. The next beach is very close but its pretty far if you wanna walk it. This is not the beachfront property ( but Raquel does have a beachfront property too, be sure to book the right place!) so you do have to be comfortable with scootering if you want to live here. Raquel gave me a course in scooter lessons the first time I came to Bali. Take that package if you don't know how to ride, she is an excellent teacher with a 100% success rate.
The place is VERY clean, with friendly Ketut coming by everyday to clean and make your bed. I LOVE how close to the nature the place is and the atmhosphere is energizing. Green eco Tara attracts so many special people and it was lovely to meet all of them. Oh and the organic permaculture farm is amazing - Tomy and raquel let me pick spinach, rocket, basil, tomatoes, chilli, and carrots to cook! Yum! And Aloe vera is growing so I could pick that fresh when I had sunburn. And there are a whole bunch of Balinese traditional medicine plants growing which Tomy will tell you all about if you ask him. The swings in the garden are so nice and also the little chill out area in the front where people chat, work , watch TV or chill. The hammock is a gorgeous piece of god’s creation but once I broke it but Tomy fixed it right away. That’s another great thing about this place, if there is anything that has to be fixed or done or helped with then Tomy and Raquel will do their best to sort it out. So in conclution, the place is very accurate to its description, clean, the hosts are witty and helpful, Warung across the street is tasty and the location PERFECT, as its isolated enough to soak in the REAL Bali charm but close enough to surf the best waves and eat the best food! I cant WAIT to stay there again for my second year of Uni. Ten stars!
I had a great time at the permaculture farm.
Raquel is so nice and generous. She showed me around, arranged a scooter rental for me and even taught me how to ride it (very practical and cheap if you think about traveling a little bit in the Bukit peninsula or simply go to one of the beautiful beaches nearby).
The room was very nice and clean and all of the people working or staying at the farm were very kind and respectful. It was a pleasure to share time and space with them. Green Tara a place where you want to go back :).
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Writer, nature loving, people ponderer. I live on an amazing eco property in Bali's far south with my Balinese family. We're creating a tropical permaculture farm here. These days I spend most of my spare time planting seeds - both literally and metaphorically - with my Balinese partner Tommy, who grew up in nearby Uluwatu. I bought a motorcycle and named her Phylis. She gets a lot of attention around The Bukit. And rightly so - she's pretty hot.
I have listed three properties on Air BnB.
1. The place where I live - Beachside Permaculture farm & villa
2. My friend Pakir's family compound of 5 self contained studios in Ubud.
3. My Balinese family's beach shack - a guest house directly on the beach.