Bamboo Architecture + Design

Welcome to our journey, where bamboo architecture merges with sustainable living which is aimed at connecting guests more deeply with nature in an immersive and unforgettable way.

It was late 2014 when we first decided upon bamboo as the main building material we wanted to work with at hideout.

Embracing Bamboo: Our Journey Towards a Sustainable and Natural Existence

We are passionate about bamboo, its beauty, its flexibility, and the way working with this amazing organic material speaks to something more deeply within us; a longing to return to a more simple and natural way of existing. We continue to consciously choose organic building solutions that promote sustainability and keep Bali clean and green. 

As we continue this path, we’re making deliberate and informed choices favoring organic building methods that underscore our commitment to sustainability. Our mission aligns with keeping Bali the green paradise that it is, and we ensure that every decision made under our roof goes towards maintaining that precious balance with nature.

Bamboo in Building Construction

When it comes to building with bamboo, the possibilities and variations are endless. Although it’s a “grass”, bamboo boasts incredible strength and versatility, making it an excellent choice for construction.

While we acknowledge and respect the need for maintenance and structural considerations, we firmly believe that the benefits of bamboo outweigh any challenges. Its durability, coupled with the beauty of its natural aesthetic, makes it an exceptional choice for our accommodations.

Furthermore, bamboo isn’t merely a practical option; it’s also an environmentally friendly choice. The fast growth rate of bamboo, much quicker than that of traditional hardwoods, makes it a renewable and sustainable resource. As we continue to combat climate change, incorporating bamboo into our building practices showcases our dedication to sustainable living, without compromising on quality or aesthetics.

designing bamboo buildings

Designing bamboo buildings requires a unique approach, one that listens to the material and the land where you propose to build. At Hideout, we are sort of “DIY” bamboo architects and designers. We love to learn by doing. We also sometimes collaborate with renowned companies and talented designers, like Pablo Luna Studio and Studio WNA, who understand the intricacies of bamboo architecture, we see it as a collaborative process rather than hiring architects since we have our own experience, too.

Through thoughtful planning and execution, we create stunning bamboo hotels and furniture that blend harmoniously with nature, drawing guests into the lush surroundings of east Bali. Our efforts to date have resulted in inspiring bamboo structures that exemplify the perfect fusion of design and sustainability. 

We like to push the boundaries of what is possible with bamboo and design in general at hideout. Countless shapes and concepts are explored. The first room any human ever experienced was the ‘womb’ and there are no right angles or straight lines there. With bamboo, we can bend and weave shapes from our imagination into reality. That is the process we are most passionate about.

bamboo “hotel” experience

We do not see ourselves specifically as a “hotel” or a “resort”. We are more of an eco “village” with unique architectural bamboo hotels for travellers to stay in. For many of our guests, it is their very first time staying in a bamboo hotel.

Our bamboo architecture not only captivates the eye but also provides a comfortable and inviting space for relaxation. Bamboo has a wonderful quality of regulating indoor temperature, providing acoustically pleasing spaces and clean, fresh air with natural ventilation. Indulge in the serene ambiance of being surrounded by natural materials and the seamless integration of nature into your surroundings. 

striving for zero-waste and net-zero operations

We are not perfect, but we are committed to minimizing our environmental footprint and looking for new solutions and ways to inspire those around us to honour this incredible planet in aesthetic and practical ways. At hideout, we implement various initiatives to achieve zero-waste operations and promote eco-friendly practices. From recycling and composting to sourcing locally and supporting the local community, every decision we make is driven by our dedication to sustainability. 

guest experience

When you stay in Hideout construction, you’ll be transported to a world of tranquility and comfort. Our bamboo accommodations offer a unique ambiance that embraces nature, providing a soothing retreat away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Breathe in the fresh air, unwind amidst the natural beauty, and connect with like-minded travelers who share your passion for sustainable travel. Embrace the opportunity to be part of an adventurous and forward-thinking eco-travel community, where authentic experiences and meaningful connections await.

Come experience the magic of bamboo architecture and Balinese culture at hideout Bali. Immerse yourself in sustainable luxury and create memories that will last a lifetime. 

Book your stay with us and embark on a remarkable journey where bamboo and nature intertwine to create an unforgettable escape.

Hideout distances

From the nearby restaurant Great Mountain View 5 min.
From shops and warungs 10 min.
From the airport 120 min.
From Ubud 90 min.
From Padang Bai (transfer to Gillis) 35 min.

Jagasatru waterfall 15min.
Pura Besakih 30min.
Tirta Gangga 30min.
Ujung Temple 45min.
Beach – Virgin Beach in Candidasa 40min.
Beach – The Secret Beach/Blue Lagoon in Padang Bai 40min.
Tukad Cepung waterfall 60min.
Pura Lempuyang temple 60min.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why does hideout choose bamboo as the primary building material?

Bamboo is chosen for its rapid growth, minimal maintenance needs, and the significant role it plays as a natural carbon dioxide sink. Additionally, bamboo’s beauty, flexibility, and strength makes it an ideal choice for sustainable building.

How does hideout contribute to local communities and sustainability?

hideout sources bamboo from nearby local villages, thus providing income to rural communities. They also use organic building solutions to keep Bali green, and strive for zero-waste operations, thus sustaining traditions, culture, and the environment.

What is unique about building with bamboo?

Bamboo offers endless possibilities in construction due to its incredible strength and versatility. Hideout creates stunning structures that blend with nature, pushing the boundaries of bamboo architecture and sustainability.

What is the hideout “hotel” experience?

hideout is not a conventional hotel or resort, but an eco-village offering unique bamboo buildings. Guests get to experience the comfort and natural beauty of bamboo architecture, which offers temperature regulation, acoustical pleasures, and natural ventilation.

What eco-friendly practices are implemented at hideout?

hideout aims for zero-waste operations and promotes eco-friendly practices like recycling, composting, and sourcing locally. Every decision is driven by their commitment to sustainability.

What can I expect from my guest experience?
Staying at hideout transports you to a world of tranquility and comfort. You will get to enjoy nature, connect with other eco-travel enthusiasts, and immerse yourself in sustainable luxury.
How can I book a stay?

You can book your stay through our website. Experience the magic of bamboo architecture and Balinese culture, and embark on a journey where bamboo and nature intertwine to create an unforgettable escape.

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