We are a Canadian / Indonesian couple residing permanently in Ubud. We enjoy renting out our property “Anita’s Villa” and meeting new people.
One thing that struck Anita early on as she quickly engaged with local Indonesians, was the struggle local Indonesian property owners have with the competitive edge and the increasing number of foreign investors.
The main challenges we identified were;
- language barrier,
- computer and internet technology skills and
- appreciating foreign living and hospitality standards
Anita who is Indonesian, her fluency in English and extensive experience in the hospitality industry, and my technology and communications, local property owners have turned to us for help and transfer knowledge to their young adults in hopes of becoming self sufficient, more effective property managers, help families and their local community economically and supplement the cost of education.
In a very short time we have grown to over 20 properties in the desirable and scenic area of Bentuyung and Junjungan villages. Local properties owners have already benefited from our assistance and we look forward to growing this association as the word and gossip spreads throughout the community.