Do YOU want to learn to create from bamboo?
This versatile renewable fast-growing material that could help save our planet from resource depletion
What you’ll learn:
The 101 Bamboo Knowledge
- Bamboo Tools and Safety – using Knives and Tool maintenance
- Basic Bamboo Techniques – Splitting, Shaping & Weaving
- Onsite Construction, – different aspects of bamboo house construction will be covered depending on the building phase/stage. See what’s going on now at our FACEBOOK PAGE.
- Concept of a Bamboo Structure – Materials, Age, Structure, Local Traditions
- Making Bamboo Furniture and Decorations
On top of that we’ll tell you the SECRET of our tiny house bamboo design…
At Bamboo Creative, it isn’t just about construction, We are also looking at systems for the tropics that can help:
1. Reduce waste and Redirection of plastic throw-away
2. Lessen the need for Power consumption
3. Small Space/Urban Vertical Gardening for Food production
4. Grey-water systems and Energy from Human Waste
5. Education and Outreach to promote earth-friendly lifestyle practices and uptake of bamboo in developing countries
6. Affordable Construction Methods and Material Sources for the Local Population
Approaching a zero waste economy and community
We are building an Eco-friendly Urban Bamboo Home in the city for Freyr – our beautiful daughter who has Autism and Rubenstein-Taybi syndrome. With local craftsmen and artists, builders and friends from around the world…. we welcome you to join our family and experience “local life” in the vibrant urban area of West Denpasar bordering on Seminyak.. in our Bamboo Sky Shack!!
See how bamboo and up-cycled materials can be used in urban living. Join our workshops for practical hands-on opportunities to learn building skills and Find your own Zen learning to craft with bamboo from our mastercraftsmen… Contribute to building Freyr’s Bamboo Home – a Therapy Playspace for Special Needs Children and their families in Bali…
Our inclusive program for 2020 is now accepting bookings. Friends of Freyr is an inclusive program for Special Needs and Different Abilities aiming to provide special needs families and individuals an opportunity to have a social and cultural experience of local life in Bali and to visit and participate in activities with our local school program and meet family respite needs. We are a co-collaboration on developing social inclusion and meaningful participation in worthwhile ventures that enrich our experience of life by being IN COMMUNITY with others. See Here for more details.
Bamboo Biasa Daily Workshops (Monday to Friday)
Daily workshops start at 10.15am with a site and safety introduction, light refreshment and discussion of our workshop aims. We will share our experience building with bamboo and the design of our bamboo building which is based on a traditional rice barn (Lumbung) and take a tour of our building.
The first part of the workshop (starting at 11am) will be based around learning an aspect of construction using bamboo and recycled materials. Basic knife tool techniques and cutting/carpentey styles will be demonstrated. Then you will be given the tools to try for yourself… we will begin our construction and our instructors will assist you to get the knack of everything.
At 1.30 we will break for a delicious local lunch with vegetarian/vegan & halal options and fresh coconut water. After lunch we will recommence at 2.15pm with an option to continue bamboo construction through the afternoon or to switch to crafting and make something with bamboo and/or recycled materials (if you have too much luggage you can donate your piece to decorate the interior of our therapy play-space for special needs kids).
Be the Change on your holiday! Book here:
Bamboo Creative Daily Workshops
Daily rate for our daily workshop program is Rp.550,000.00 running 10am-4pm daily (sometimes later) Includes Balinese Lunch. You can pay cash when you arrive or pay online here. Just make sure you book in advance by one day (preferably through Whatsapp so we can reserve your place and we know when to expect you) Redeemable until July 2020 Select how many days workshop you will attend (flexible). Also check out our VIP Internship package for all the thrills and frills below.
NB. We provide all tools, training and safety induction – and you may also order/purchase your own tool kits (from basic carving tools to shaping knives, capentry knives etc). We can also arrange specific one-on-one tutoring with our mastercraftsmen to develop your technique or develop a product from bamboo. Lunch is included and free-flow water is available. We can organise local transport to pick you up and drop you “home”. Please make sure your travel insurance includes “working at heights above 11m” if you want to climb. World Nomads has this option.
Current Construction Projects:
- Cob Earthship/Jacuzzi/Underwater Classroom in the lower level of the bamboo house;
- Constructing Bamboo vertical gardens and a natural filtration system
- Bamboo and recycled tetra-pack roofing
If you are local/Indo and are interested to become involved, we will sponsor a trainee wage for locals who are willing to commit their time and show dedication to becoming part of our team. See HERE for more information and to apply.
Bamboo creative wants YOU – to be the change!
Sign up for your course NOW!
Or join our Internship Program
Bamboo Creative VIP 1 week stay
Be our very special guest at Bamboo Creative and Live, Breathe and Poop Bamboo with Us! Experience living in our Bamboo Tinyhouse Earthship Skyscraper and experience Local Life in our Urban Jungle Workshop…
Bamboo Creative Workshop VIP Internship 1 week package
All inclusive 7-day Accommodation, Tuition, Tour package: Accommodation in the bamboo house and daily meals are included. Pay now - Redeemable before July 2020. Also includes: Saturday afternoon Craft workshop and Sunday Afternoon Plastic hunt and Night tour to the hot spring in Penebel, All Tools and materials Plus 2 x one-on-one 3-hour sessions
1-2 Adults and up to 4 kids can stay for a one-week bamboo program and family fun adventure with all in-house meals included and your own carer-assistant. Live local life and experience refreshing time together learning creative ways with bamboo and recycled materials.
Saturday Afternoon Craft Workshops and Recycling Activities
We hold Craft Workshops on Saturday afternoons with Supri Yanto, Arief Budibasuki and Jeny Toyar – making bamboo swords, shields and bows & arrows, jewellery, cutlery, lamps, insect houses, and other crafty things.
Saturday afternoons are a great time to enjoy time crafting and meeting other travellers, locals and residents of Bali. Come along and get lost in bamboo!! Register below to join our workshops in Denpasar at Freyr’s Bamboo Home. At the end of the workshop, you will have your own unique piece of cutlery that can travel anywhere with you, is ultra-light and finished with a natural-coating that is FDA-approved food-safe.
Led by local craftsmen Supri Yanto and Jeny Key, our workshops are designed to share skills for working with bamboo by getting to know the material practically. Through learning to make a spork, you will get to know the texture and grain quality of bamboo and gain an understanding of how to work with it. From there, you can start to imagine your own designs for anything made of bamboo… Join us from 2-5pm at Freyr’s Bamboo Home in Denpasar. Check out our Facebook page for the activity schedule.
Saturday Craft Workshop
2-5pm Saturdays... Design and Create with Bamboo
Supri Yanto is the designer of our bamboo house here in Denpasar who aims to build “everything from garbage”. He is a skilled craftsman and recycler, cob builder, designer and imaginator who enjoys sharing his skills with others and meeting new cultures. He embodies the Asian way of life of “helping together” and sharing his skills with others.
Jeny Key is a skilled woodworker and cabinet-maker who we are gradually converting into a bamboo-lover. He is applying his skills to our project and assisting in up-cycling to give some unique touches to our tropical bamboo earthship design house, and adapting his skills to work with bamboo.
Sunday Afternoon Plastic Hunt and Hot Spring Endeavour
Join us on a Plastic Hunt around Denpasar ending in Penebel and bathe in the luxurious hot springs. Starting at 3pm and arriving back late in the evening with a visit to the Mount Batukaru temple… the lesser known jungle-covered volcano of Bali. This is a great opportunity to chat with locals and get the low-down inside-out upside-down insights on staying in Bali. There is a volcano-hike trip available with local guide Adi Swastika who has a beautiful homestay nearby the Mount Batukaru temple where you can stay after our adventure and hike early the following morning. It is not for the faint-hearted… a steady 4-6 hour each way trek depending on the group fitness level. Contact Us for more information and to make a booking.
Prepare to live rugged and eat fresh – side-by-side with local families. Learn traditional craft and building techniques and help us share renewable technologies with local people to enable them to create sustainable incomes and livelihoods.
Palawan Water Technology and Bamboo Treatment Outreach Trip November 12 – 27, 2020.
Palawan Water Technology and Bamboo Treatment Outreach Trip November 12-27 2020
Located in a traditional/tribal area near Napsan Beach in the Salacot waterfall area, this gathering will take us to the Phillippines to the island of Palawan where we will learn to make a hydraulic ram pump (without electricity) to deliver water to a local homestay family. We will help construct a bamboo cottage and learn about bamboo treatment which villagers can use to extend the life of a bamboo building. 6 places available. Suitable for ages 8 and upwards and open to all abilities.