The simple design provides a deep environment of peace which minimises waste, through a combination of very efficient and careful design, simplicity, smallness and local skills combined with choice of simple long life materials and details. To maximise space, furniture is built in. For example the Kotatsu table eliminates the need for a table and chairs and so frees up the living space considerably. This table is easily lowe red when you require a clear flat floor.
We are not suggesting that this is a house for those who need walk in closets, its more a home for those who want to simplify and eliminate both the physical and spiritual / psychic / psychological clutter in their lives. The release and freedom gained when living in one of these houses is considerable and very healing. Those who have lived in the houses are very positive about the benefits and in no way feel the smaller size a problem. The home are built with Ironwood and traditional pegged joints. Ironwood is not attacked by termites and is incredibly resistant to water. It should last 100 years. It is also very heavy and hard to work. These houses are designed for a hot climate where openess is a need and biological waste water treatment and other self sustaining technologies are introduced wherever possible.


The T House village 'ethos' is to live in harmony with the natural surroundings and the village of Lodtunduh, preserving and enhancing the beauty and integrity of the local culture. The underlying aim of the T House village is to improve the life of all participating individuals, the buyers, guests and villagers and life on the planet through following eco principals such as living lightly, doing more with less, awareness of our place in the cycle of life and compassionate communication.

The T Village aims to create a co-operative environment of mutual exchange where all parties benefit. This is supported by employing local village people wherever possible and exchanging our skills e.g. The residents can provide language teaching, driving, computer skills, cooking, health techniques, accounting skills, building skills and the villagers in their turn teach us their local language, customs, craft ways, rice culture, religion, and smiling attitude. Each buyer agrees to abide by the ethos of the projects.

The village of Lodtunduh, located 7 minutes away from Ubud, remains a traditional rice farming and carving village. The people are very friendly and all our workers are from the village. They have plenty to give us and will often ask you to share their food and festivals. Our mini-village is entered from one of the Lodtunduh streets through the local farmers yard on what was previously rather underutilized land passed through on the way to the rice fields and the river. The locals continue to pass through on their chores and it will continue to amaze you as to how many little tasks go to make up the local eco-culture - Hindu ceremonies, offerings, catching eels, rounding up ducks, grazing cows and pigs, picking plants for food and fuel, catching dragonflies, flying kites. Much of the action is seasonal. Remember the Balinese use a lunar calendar and the full and dark moons have strong presence.

Ubud is the cultural and culinary center of Bali. A little higher and cooler than beach resorts, a town with excellent shopping, restaurants, museums, dance, arts and crafts – a great center for tourism.

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