Introducing

The 11 Day Bamboo Building and Design Course in Bali

in collaboration with IBUKU

Immersed in the most beautiful and innovative bamboo environment. Meet the pioneers, the visionaries, the designers and builders who took this under-utilised material and transformed it into the most desired natural building material for bamboo structure design.

This is where it all began. Bali: the bamboo building mecca of the world!

Bamboo’s versatility is unparalleled, and so is Bamboo U's. As an engineer, the construction phase of the course was particularly fulfilling given that you get to synthesize everything you’ve learnt in a practical, hands-on, tangible way.
RAM GUDDIREDDIGARI
ENGINEER FROM INDIA
It is an amazing experience to participate at Bamboo U. The course is excellent: guided by brilliant experts, you are introduced to all the opportunities of how to work and live with this extraordinary material... What a thrill, the Bamboo-Journey has just begun!
MARA ARLETH
ARCHITECT FROM GERMANY
My expectations were exceeded. I fell asleep every night fully saturated with information and inspiration. To be honest, the best part of the course was the community it built and the creative dialogue it fostered.
KEVIN COURTNEY
DESIGNER FROM AMERICA

OVER 10 YEARS OF EXPERTISE IN BUILDING THE MOST BEAUTIFUL AND SUSTAINABLE BUILDINGS IN THE WORLD.

600+
Alumni
100+
Bamboo Buildings
50+
Courses
30+
Experts

WHAT BEGAN WITH THE CONSTRUCTION OF GREEN SCHOOL BALI IN 2008 AND CONTINUED ON WITH THE GREEN VILLAGE BALI HAS QUICKLY GROWN INTO A WORLDWIDE BAMBOO MOVEMENT!

IBUKU’s WORK has been recognised by:

Let us bring you in, behind the bamboo rope, to share with you what it’s taken for us to create our little bamboo universe in the jungle of Bali and show you that

Learn Bamboo Construction Essentials

You will leave with a set of tools to help you build with bamboo in your own context.

Design For A Sustainable Future

Engaging hands on with a natural material and look at the bigger picture of our age and time.

Connect With Bamboo Experts

An international community of 500+ Bamboo U Alumni, experts and facilitators

Open Up New Possibilities In Your Career

Get certified, enjoy lifetime access and discounts on Bamboo U Programs

During the course you will get a chance to build a real-scale bamboo structure under the guidance of experts, our team, and help from our talented carpenters.
SEE WHAT STUDENT HAVE BUILT:

The Arief Rabik Shelter (ARS)

Was built during 11 Day Course December 2018 - Status: Completed

Dapur Naga

Was built during 11 Day Course November 2018 - Status: Completed

The Kubu

Was built during 11 Day Course March 2020 | Status: Completed

Princess Tower

Was built during 11 Day Course October 2019 | Status: Completed

Bamboo U Hall

Was built during 11 Day August 2019 - Status | Completed

Hanging Pod

Was built during 11 Day Course April 2022 - Status: In Progress

Minang Office

Was built during 11 Day Course August 2018 - Status: Completed

Meditation/Prayer Room

Was built during 11 Day Course October 2018 - Status: Completed

Rocking Chair

by Marisol Olivieri

Small Stool

by Nanda Kepakisan

Ornamental Umbrella

by Denny John

Coffee Table and Book Stand

by Santa Krieva

The School Desk

by Ashleigh Nicholas
Bamboo U Levi Sibthorpe with Sun-lounger Chair

Sun Lounger

by Levi Sibthrope

Stool

by Veronica Velasques

O-HANA: Kinetic Lighting Fixture

by Djehovan Dhira

SHOW ME WHAT’S INSIDE!

Arrival

Welcome The Very Basics Of Building With Bamboo The Story of Bamboo U

Day 1: Forestry, Harvesting & Treatment

Sustainable Bamboo Forestry, Bamboo Propogation, Harvesting Bamboo and Growing Healthy Clumps, Bamboo Treatment

Day 2: Our Bamboo World

Visit the IBUKU Design Office and Bamboo Pure Factory. Learn Structural Systems, Architecture Tour of Green School

Day 3: Model Making and Structural Systems

Bamboo Structures & Material Pallettes, Concept and Structural, Model Making

Day 4: Bamboo Carpentry

Bamboo Joinery Systems: Whole Joints, Fishmouths, Lashing, Bolt joints and Hybrid systems

Day 5: Downtime

Enjoy a day off, explore Bali, arrange a day tour or just chill at the beach.

Day 6: Build with Bamboo

Engage in a full scale bamboo construction, work on your own concept model or build a piece of furniture with the help of our bamboo carpenters

Day 7: Build with Bamboo

Engage in a full scale bamboo construction, work on your own concept model or build a piece of furniture with the help of our bamboo carpenters

Day 8: Build with Bamboo

Engage in a full scale bamboo construction, work on your own concept model or build a piece of furniture with the help of our bamboo carpenters

Day 9: Build with Bamboo

Engage in a full scale bamboo construction, work on your own concept model or build a piece of furniture with the help of our bamboo carpenters

Day 10: Build with Bamboo

Engage in a full scale bamboo construction, work on your own concept model or build a piece of furniture with the help of our bamboo carpenters

Day 11: Certificate Giving

Building recap Certificate Ceremony

PLUS BONUSES!

  • Live in a Bamboo & Permaculture wonderland for 11 days
  • Architectural Tour of Green School
  • Design Tour of the IBUKU Architecture office: where bamboo dreams are made!
  • Visit the Bamboo Factory to see first hand to sorting, processing and building of bamboo
  • Live Talks with the foremost Bamboo Experts from around the world
  • The most deliciously curated farm - to - table meals you’ve ever tasted (vegan & meat options available)

LIVE AND BREATHE BAMBOO FOR 11 DAYS IMMERSE IN NATURE LIVING AT THE KUL KUL FARM AND BAMBOO U CAMPUS!

*in IDR 43,290,000 **price include 11% VAT

Your ticket includes shared accommodation in a bamboo lodge residing at the Bamboo U Campus. Open to the elements but protected by a beautiful bamboo structure. Surrounded by trees and the sound of nature.

Would you like to book private accommodation?
Email us at info@bamboou.com

Upgrade Private Accommodation

Free Shared Accommodation

YOU DON’T NEED TO BE AN ARCHITECT, DESIGNER OR ENGINEER TO ENJOY THIS BAMBOO DESIGN COURSE!

The 11 Day Bamboo U Build & Design Course in Bali For You, If:

  • You’re passionate about sustainability and want to create a better future
  • You value beauty, working with your hands and learning new skills
  • You want to live a life that is connected to nature and are interested in natural architecture and organic design
  • You are creative, a designer of sorts and wish to incorporate sustainable materials into your work and practice
  • You’re an educator and wondering why bamboo isn’t a part of the curriculum you teach, and the life that you live
  • You work with bamboo already and are seeking to level up your design skills by learning from the foremost bamboo experts from around the world
  • You want to connect with a like-minded community of bamboo enthusiasts and finally, of course
  • You are a designer, architect, builder, carpenter or engineer and you’re keen to learn more about bamboo as a building material, and learn how to make bamboo structures!

FACILITATORS

Orin Hardy

Bamboo U - Director

Elora Hardy

IBUKU - Founder & Creative Director

Arief Rabik

Indobamboo - Founder

Dennis Pluemer

Santai Furniture, Jogja - Founder

Mike Linthon

Bamboo U - Architect & Facilitator

Cécile Durand

Bamboo U - Management Consulting Professional

Defit wijaya

IBUKU - Senior Architect

ENROLL NOW

What Is Included?

  • Live in a Bamboo & Permaculture wonderland for 11 days
  • Architectural Tour of Green School
  • Design Tour of the IBUKU Architecture office: where bamboo dreams are made!
  • Visit the Bamboo Factory to see first hand to sorting, processing and building of bamboo
  • Live Talks with the foremost Bamboo Experts from around the world
  • The most deliciously curated farm-to-table meals you’ve ever tasted (vegan & meat options available)

The Investment:
One Time Payment of $2,500*

*final price will be charged in IDR, a fixed amount of IDR 43,290,000 ; USD amount will vary based on the day’s exchange rate.
**price include 11% VAT

WHAT YOU WILL BE BUILDING

Participate in the full scale construction of our brand new bamboo restaurant and gain hands-on skills in building with bamboo.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE COST OF THE COURSE?

The cost includes all workshops, materials, tours, lectures, meals and shared accommodation. There is one free day on the course were only breakfast and accommodation are provided.

There is also private accommodation available: Private Yurt USD 300 or semi-private yurt USD 150 for the course duration.

Not included:
1. Airfare
2. Airport transportation (Not included but we are happy to help arrange this for you)
3. Health Insurance
4. Professional consultation on your bamboo project

WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY?

We understand the uncertainty of the current situation due to COVID-19, if you are unable to attend the course because of flight cancellations or airport closure, your booking can be rescheduled to any future course dates. No refunds are available at this time.

WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?​

The course is open to ages 18 + and is not only tailored for people studying or working in the fields of design, architecture, engineering, construction, or carpentry, but for anyone inspired by bamboo and looking for ways to create a better world!

CAN MY FAMILY OR FRIENDS STAY WITH ME DURING THE COURSE?

We have limited accommodation on the farm, so we kindly ask that family and friends enjoy accommodation elsewhere. However if they would like to join for certain evening talks and dinners with an additional charge, please inform the us in advance and we can see what's possible!

About COVID-19 Travel Regulation to Bali

We cannot wait to have you all join us in Bali for our signature in-person 11-Day Build & Design Immersion! However, the COVID-19 situation is still precarious around the world. We wanted to have this section of our website updated with the latest regulations and restrictions on entering the Republic of Indonesia. Please keep an eye on this page as we will update it regularly with all the necessary updates regarding coming to Indonesia.

*Disclaimer : This article was updated on June 9, 2022. Due to the dynamic nature of travel regulations, please stay updated and confirm your itinerary with your chosen travel providers.

 

The President of Indonesia, Joko Widodo, imposed new regulations for those who are planning to travel to Bali. Since 14 October 2021, Bali has been gradually opening its doors to international tourists. On 3 February  2022, the inaugural commercial flight of Garuda Indonesia Airline carrying international tourists landed in Bali from Narita, Japan. By relaxing the travel restrictions to Bali, the Indonesian Government hopes that this move will be able to revitalize the country’s tourism.

On 7 March 2022, the government also applied a quarantine-free trial period and a Visa On Arrival (VOA) program for 23 selected countries. The list of countries was then extended to 42 on 22 March 2022, 43 countries on 6 April 2022, then to 60 countries on 28 April 2022, and on 30 May 2022 to 72 countries.

 

Another great news to be noted is that from 18 May 2022, no RT-PCR test results are required to be taken prior to departure from the country or region of origin. Make sure to check on the  details below before booking your flight to Bali!

 

To support the process of Bali reopening, the Indonesian Government will ensure to make their utmost efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19, namely by maintaining its status as one of the countries with the highest vaccination rates, as well as the country that consistently provides safety protocols for all visitors. As of 6 April 2022, Bali is one of the top 3 provinces with the highest vaccination rates and also one of the highest numbers of CHSE certifications.

 

1. Pre-departure Preparation

Before departing to Bali, you need to prepare yourself with information about the Visa and requirements to enter Indonesia.

 

Entering with Visa on Arrival and Visa Exemption Facility

According to the Circular Letter of the Directorate General of Immigration No. IMI-0603.GR.01.01 of 2022 concerning the Ease of Immigration to Support Sustainable Tourism during the COVID-19 Pandemic effective from 30 May 2022. Below is the list of countries and special entities for Visa On Arrival ( VOA ), in alphabetical order:

  1. Argentina
  2. Australia
  3. Austria
  4. Belarus
  5. Belgium
  6. Bosnia and Herzegovina
  7. Brazil
  8. Brunei Darussalam
  9. Bulgaria
  10. Cambodia
  11. Canada
  12. Croatia
  13. Cyprus
  14. Czech Republic
  15. Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste
  16. Denmark
  17. Estonia
  18. Finland
  19. France
  20. Germany
  21. Greece
  22. Hong Kong
  23. Hungary
  24. India
  25. Ireland
  26. Italy
  27. Japan
  28. Jordan
  29. Kuwait
  30. Laos
  31. Latvia
  32. Lithuania
  33. Luxembourg
  34. Malaysia
  35. Malta
  36. Mexico
  37. Morocco
  38. Myanmar
  39. Netherland
  40. New Zealand
  41. Norway
  42. Oman
  43. People's Republic of China
  44. Peru
  45. Philippines
  46. Poland
  47. Portugal
  48. Qatar
  49. Romania
  50. Russia
  51. Saudi Arabia
  52. Serbia
  53. Seychelles
  54. Singapore
  55. Slovakia
  56. Slovenia
  57. South Africa
  58. South Korea
  59. Spain
  60. Sweden
  61. Switzerland
  62. Taiwan
  63. Thailand
  64. The Arab Republic of Egypt
  65. The Kingdom of Bahrain
  66. Tunisia
  67. Türkiye
  68. Ukraine
  69. United Arab Emirates
  70. United Kingdom
  71. United States of America
  72. Vietnam 

Below are the list of countries and special entities for Visa Exemption Arrangement Facility in alphabetical order:

  1. Brunei Darussalam,
  2. Cambodia,
  3. Laos,
  4. Malaysia,
  5. Myanmar,
  6. Philippines,
  7. Singapore,
  8. Thailand, and
  9. Vietnam. 

More details about the rules and regulations for Visa On Arrival and Visa Exemption Facilities can be read on this link and can be summarized as follows according to Circular Letter of the COVID-19 Task Force Number 19 of 2022 concerning Health Protocol for International Travel during the COVID-19 Pandemic as well as the Addendum of Circular Letter of the COVID-19 Task Force Number 19 of 2022 concerning Health Protocol for International Travel during the COVID-19 Pandemic, which is effective starting from 8 June 2022:

 

1. Visit Visa Exemption or Visa on Arrival for Leisure Purpose can be issued accordingly with the following requirements:

  1. Passport (diplomatic/official/ordinary) is valid for a minimum of 6 (six) months,
  2. A return ticket or a pass to continue the trip to another country,
  3. Proof of payment of PNBP Visa on Arrival of 500,000 IDR (in the case of applying for a
    Visa on Arrival for Leisure Purposes), and
  4. Proof of ownership of health insurance which includes financing for handling COVID-19 and medical evacuation to a referral hospital.

2. The entry stamp on the granting of a Visit Visa Exemption or Visa on Arrival for Leisure Purpose will be valid as a Visit Stay Permit at a certain period, as follows:

  1. Visit Visa Exemption: maximum 30 days and cannot be extended.
  2. Visa on Arrival: maximum of 30 days and can be extended once for another 30 days at the Immigration Office in the area where the foreign national lives.

3. Visit Visa Exemption or Visa on Arrival for Leisure Purposes can also be granted to foreign nationals on official visit or government duties to attend international events, for which shall be applied additional requirement: to enclose an invitation letter issued by the Indonesian government to attend the international conferences/trials/meetings.

 

4. The provision of Visit Visa Exemption or Visa on Arrival for Leisure Purpose as stipulated above applies to holders of diplomatic passports, service passports, or ordinary/general passports. 

 

Entering with an E-visa

According to the Circular Letter of the COVID-19 Task Force Number 19 of 2022 concerning Health Protocol for International Travel during the COVID-19 Pandemic, international travelers can also enter through I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport and Tanjung Benoa Seaport, Bali. Travelers who are not listed among the above-mentioned countries can travel to Bali by applying e-visa before departure.

 

2. Arrival protocols

When you have arrived in Bali, there are several measures you need to take before you can continue your trip. According to the Circular Letter of the COVID-19 Task Force Number 19 of 2022 concerning Health Protocol for International Travel during the COVID-19 Pandemic, as of 18 May 2022, all international travelers, whether they are Indonesian citizens or foreign nationals, should comply with all the detailed regulations in this link.

 

The protocols can be summarized as follows:

1. All foreign travelers (foreign nationals) who will enter the territory of the Republic of Indonesia

shall adjust their travel documents to ensure compliance with the provisions regarding the

foreign travelers allowed to enter the territory of Indonesia, which includes Covid-19 vaccination

certificates, recommended health protocols, along with the use of PeduliLindungi application

while in Indonesia. Provisions for RT-PCR examination and quarantine period are not required

except under certain conditions.

2. Foreign travelers must show a card/certificate (physical or digital) proving that you have received

the second dose of COVID-19 vaccine, minimum 14 days before departure.

3. Upon arrival at the entry points, foreign travelers must undergo a COVID-19 symptom check,

including a body temperature check, with the following conditions :

  • If there is no symptom of COVID-19 and body temperature is below 37.5 degrees Celsius: no need to undergo RT-PCR examination upon arrival
  • If there is any symptom of COVID-19 or body temperature above 37.5 degrees Celsius: must undergo RT-PCR examination upon arrival. 

4. The provision regarding the period of isolation (quarantine) applies for all foreign travelers with the following categories:

  • Quarantine is no longer required for those who have received the complete dose of vaccine at least 14 days before the departure time.
  • Quarantine period of 5 x 24 hours is required for those who have not been vaccinated or have not received the complete dose of vaccine.
  • Foreign travelers under the age of 18 (eighteen) years and/or require special protection can follow the quarantine period provisions imposed on their parents or caregivers.
  • Foreign travelers who have not received a full dose of vaccination and completed isolation or treatment for COVID-19, as well as having been declared inactive in transmitting COVID-19, are allowed to continue the journey by attaching a doctor's certificate from the Government Hospital of the country of departure or the ministry that carries out government affairs in the health sector in the country of departure stating that the person concerned is no longer actively transmitting COVID-19 or the COVID-19 recovery certificate;
  • Foreign travelers with special health conditions or comorbidities that cause travelers to not have and/or not are unable to receive the COVID-19 vaccination, are allowed to continue the journey by attaching a doctor's certificate from the Government Hospital from the country of departure, stating that the person concerned has not and/or is unable to take part in the COVID-19 vaccination.

5. Health protocols must meet these requirements:

  • Wearing a 3 ply fabric mask or medical grade mask, covering nose, mouth, and chin in indoor settings or any crowded situations;
  • Replacing the mask regularly within every 4 hours, and dispose of the waste in the proper place;
  • Washing hands regularly with water and soap or hand sanitizers;
  • Maintaining social distance for a minimum of 1.5 meters and avoiding crowds; and
  • It is strongly advised to avoid one or two ways of communication through telephone or any direct conversation during travel using public transportation via land, train, sea, river, lake, crossings, and air.

6. The above policies are temporary and will be readjusted according to global health developments.

 

Please make sure that you are tested by the affiliated laboratories so that the results will be directly connected to the PeduliLindungi app.

 

Furthermore, you can visit here to get a one-stop service for your travel requirements in Bali. Kindly click here to browse all the accommodations and tourism destinations in Bali that have been granted the CHSE (Cleanliness, Health, Safety, and Environmental Sustainability) certification.

 

Remember to always comply with all the health protocols while enjoying the best of Bali again. Do keep yourself updated with the latest information about traveling regulations in Bali by checking out this page.

 

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