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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