New York Times

While bamboo is gaining popularity as a sustainable material, it still doesn’t have the status of hardwoods like walnut or oak. But Elora Hardy can envision a day when it will.

Daily Mail

It is five-star living with vast spiral staircases, bridges and stunning sloping roofs. But this village of 18 homes provides luxury without the guilt, as the properties are all crafted from sustainably-sourced bamboo.


Hidden treasure—tucked away in the depths of Bali’s lush jungle lies one of the island’s most remarkable settlements—the Green Village.

New York Global Design

Walking into a West Village café, Elora Hardy looks like an intern just out of college. For a moment, it’s hard to imagine that, back home in Bali, she was responsible for building Sharma Springs, a house that looks like something King Ludwig II might…

Architectural Digest

The Indonesian island of Bali is often thought of as the quintessential tropical paradise. For Elora Hardy, it is also a place whose vernacular craft traditions and natural resources have inspired a model for a remarkably eco-friendly form of architecture.

Jakarta Post

Bamboo on the rise in Bali—it is an amazing and magical place in Sibang, a sustainably built village that redefines the concepts and parameters of bamboo.


It is a pleasure to introduce you to Elora Hardy, CEO and lead designer at IBUKU/PT Bamboo which is responsible for some of the most spectacular bamboo architecture ever created on this planet.

The Look

Eine Generation ökologischer Vordenker wird auf Bali ausgebildet. Green School nennt sich die Unterrichtsstätte, die jungen Menschen lehrt, wie man umweltbewusst lebt. Und nicht nur das.

Bali Expat

Elora Hardy was part of the first wave of expat kids growing up in Ubud in the 1980’s. Her creative parents would drop the little girl off with friendly craftsmen in various villages where she learned how to carve, paint and batik all sorts of…

Jakarta Globe

Those looking for a luxury abode that couples cutting-edge style and environmental sensibility should look no further than the Green Village, located 25 minutes outside the arts community of Ubud.


Dans la continuité de la Green School Bali, focus sur ce « Green Village » composé de 15 maisons, situé le long de la rivière Ayung à Bali. Imaginée par Donna Karan, l’ensemble du village est fortement basé sur les concepts de durabilité et de savoir-faire artisanal,…

Honestly Wtf

Green Village, founded by jewellery designer John Hardy and designed by his daughter Elora, is a community of sustainable and ecological houses sitting along the Ayung River in Bali. Each of the homes are made entirely of bamboo, from Bali-based bamboo and construction company Ibuku, from the…


Designed by IBUKU, the Green Village is a neighbourhood of beautiful bamboo houses in Bali. Built in much the same way as the nearby Green School, the unique homes are constructed around radial clusters of bamboo columns to which bamboo tile and a thatched canopy…

Vogue USA

If you build it—former textile designer, Elora Hardy sets her sights on eco-friendly bamboo structures built by local artisans in Bali.

Jakarta Globe

Strong, light and cheaper than steel poles, bamboo is ubiquitous across Asia as scaffolding. So much so that in recognition of the material’s versability, the Indonesian island of Bali has made an emblem of sustainable construction, replacing buildings of concrete and steel with far greener…


Green Village houses are constructed of a type of grass: bamboo, a remarkably renewable resource.


Living in nature is living in style. Doing so can be easy if the IBUKU international design team in Bali has the lead.