IBUKU in CNTraveler

“Built 14 years ago, this whimsical jungle compound remains a benchmark for sustainable construction, transforming light-on-the-land living—a wastewater garden, a vegetation-filtered pool—into an effortless communion with nature. One of the family’s latest wonders is the bamboo Aura house (shown) in the Green Village. Designed by architecture and design collective Ibuku, founded by John’s daughter Elora, it is available to rent through Airbnb, from $202 a night. “We always create site-specific environments, such as our new meditation house, which emerges out of the earth and is placed so you see certain trees from the bed,” John says.”

Juliet Kinsman for CNTraveler, Online publication, October 2019