Our Sustainability & Regeneration Practices

Join us on our journey as we move focus from sustainability to regeneration.

We happily pass on what we have learned over the years

Our sustainability  & regeneration practices are open source. 


No Chemicals

  • Our Swimming Pool is all Natural without the use of chemicals

  • Natural cleaning products are used only on our property & guest rooms

  • Natural and locally produced soaps  in our guest rooms

  • Natural laundry soaps to wash all linens

  • Pure Mountain water only for drinking & showering 

  • Ant moats around our building to stop ants entering the buildings and night lights over fish pond to attract seasonal flying insects

  • No MSG in our food


watermelon drink
Natural Soap
Mosquito Repellant
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Energy, Land & Water Saving measures

  • Energy consumption through mains power is limited to a max of 7,500 wt at anytime for our entire property including our family area (this is 1/2 the consumption of a normal house hold in developed countries)

  • We encourage guests to turn off their lights when not in use

  • Energy saving LED light bulbs are used only throughout our property

  • Front load washing machine (water saving)

  • Natural sunlight for drying clothes and gas dryer when sunlight is limited for drying clothes & bedding

  • Change of towels only when guests request or every 3rd day

  • Sky lights & glass tiles for natural light  

  • Natural gas for cooking & heating water

  • Rechargeable torches in our rooms

  • No red meat on our menu (beef production has a huge carbon and water footprint)

  • low flow shower roses in guest showers

  • No baths to conserve water

  • Vetiver grass hedges and extensive rafus palm platings to stop erosion on sloping areas

  • Swales to stop soil and water loss on property

  • We mulch the garden to protect the soil from erosion, to control weeds and minimize watering

  • Extensive drainage systems to reduce soil erosion & Pintos peanut planting to fix Nitrogen in the soil

  • Vegetables, spices, fruits & herbs are sourced from our Organic gardens

  • Organic fertilizers: seaweed concentrate and local cow manure

  • Over 150 edible and medicinal plants in the garden

Waste Management

  • No plastic straws are used in our restaurant

  • Recycled kitchen oil is used for candles at dinner time

  • Edible kitchen food is feed to our rescued monkeys daily

  • Sewage  & wastewater is treated through vegetated leachfields

  • Glass, plastic bottles & cardboard are recycled at the refuse depot

  • We compost all organic wastes & paper (non glossy) onsite for our gardens

  • No burning rubbish policy (this is a local way to dispose of  rubbish)

  • Sponsored monthly rubbish truck - Picks up rubbish in our village &  takes it to the refuse centre (a joint project instigated by the lodge & now shared with a neighbouring hotel)

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Caz in the rice field
football team
English class 2
Our lovely local dance teachers Eka & De
potong gigi
Flute workshop
learn rendik

Local Culture & Economy

  • Traditional Balinese designs are featured in our buildings

  • Balinese traditional dishes are featured on our menu

  • Guest activities employ locals only - for low impact activities : Trekking, walks, mountain biking, massage & workshops

  • Only local villagers are employed

  • local villagers are trained onsite where Hotel skills are not available

  • We offer local trainees to gain experience in the Hotel industry by joining our staff for 3 months for onsite work experience.

  • local village men & women are trained to be trekking guides, masseuses, chefs, gardeners and other.

  • We employ teachers to teach Weekly Dance Class for children aged 5 – 12 Yrs

  • We support the local area by giving a donation from our trekking income to improve and develop the rainforest treks

  • We sponsor bi-weekly football training for children aged 5-12 also tournaments & uniforms

  • We sponsor our local children's English class  (seasonally)

  • We sponsor a weekly futsal for young adults - court hire, tournaments & uniforms

  • We employ only local craftsmen to make alterations &  renovations at our lodge.


Local Resources

  • Flower arrangements for rooms & our restaurant are harvested  from our Permaculture gardens only

  • Housing was designed following the natural lay of land

  • Local timbers  & materials harvested from our property or the surrounds (where possible) for furniture and buildings - bamboo, coffee, coconut & jackfruit timber.

  • Locally made terracotta natural floor tiles

  • Bamboo is grown on site for construction purposes

  • Local coconut oil for cooking & salad dressing

  • Organic coffee is grown in our sons garden nearby to supply our guests & staff

  • Herbs & spices come from our organic gardens to make fresh meals, teas & sauces

  • Locally grown palm sugar, vanilla & coconuts

  • Limited imported products  - we  limit our imported products ( from outside Indonesia) 

  • Seedlings grown on site in our seed area

  • We support local plantings often not seen in the local markets now

  • We plant local flowers and trees annually on our property

Snake fruit
tree planting
Drying our organic coffee
Monkey rescue
Local Lubak by Bela
Local ecology is protected
baby orangutan
Educational sign
Friends of the National Parks
vet care for our rescued monkeys

Conservation & Wildlife

  • Continuous planting to encourage local bird & butterfly population

  • Edible landscape and Permaculture principles are applied on our property

  • Candles with reused cooking oil (no tea lights - we love orangutans!)

  • No palm oil is used for cooking and meals

  • Protection of natural areas including the riparian zone

  • NO TAKE zone in the surrounding rainforest Seacology project

  • NO catching bird zone in the surrounding community

  • Tree planting scheme with guest carbon offset

  • Monkey rescue: providing safe healthy home for 3 monkeys that can't be rehabilitated back into the wild

  • Captive wildlife releases - pangolins, native spotted cat, reticulated pythons, native birds

  • Over 20 years encouraging wildlife preservation in the local community

  • Bali starling breeding project (working with Begawan foundation)

  • Regular donations to Friends of the National Parks & New cage for confiscated baby Gibbons