Friends of Freyr – Inclusive Activities

Friends of Freyr is developing an inclusive program for Special Needs and Different Abilities, aimed 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 and meet family respite needs. Our aim is to develop social inclusion and meaningful participation in worthwhile ventures that enrich our experience of life by being IN COMMUNITY with others.

Freyr’s Bamboo Sky-Kubu is intended to be a place where Freyr, my daughter who has special needs, can live, work and play – and where her friends (of all abilities) can come and be part of co-creating activities and events progressing towards an inclusive community business/social enterprise model and supportive learning space for skills and cultural exchange… We would like to share this space with local Yayasans/Charities and network with local and international organisations, foundations, individuals and families to collaboratively create awesome programs and activities; long stay, short stay and timeshare residential and day programs, and physical developments to cooperatively organise and establish shared-care activities and workshops where we can learn together, help each other and play – making a better life for everybody.

We are currently building an Outreach Project at Belega near Ubud where we would like to create an inclusive natural building and farming program – and our Bamboo Courses and Internships are helping to build/develop the framework for this project. Bamboo Creative Bali aims to create inclusive village homestay environments for special needs children and adults (and their families) which are self-sustaining and maximises the potential for people with disabilities to be included in day-to-day activities and have enriched life experiences, while reducing the ‘care-burden’ on parents and carers of special needs kids.

We are working towards developing partnerships with our local school community, neighbours, local community and international helpers, artists and skilled professionals, therapists and interns to develop a village environment where our kids can be cared for and have meaningful social inclusion while also together learning and sharing knowledge and skills about sustainable building with bamboo and renewable materials.

Offering care-support for children as well as adults with special needs / disabilities on a full-time/part-time basis, we welcome guests to join our inclusive activity programs, workshops and supported stays… offering the opportunity to participate/engage in immersive/sensory natural building and tactile crafts with bamboo, cob, eco-bricks and recycled materials. Supporting the whole family and also enabling parents to take a break, have retreat/ self-care time (see our Carer Packages)…

We specialise in supporting parents/carers who need some time out to find some solitude/sanctity for a little while… “Kids” can stay in our dorm room with Freyr and our carers or we can arrange outside accommodation and support at a suitable hotel/Homestay. Parents can stay alongside or close by… We have connections with local hotels, resorts and retreats and know of several fabulous spots to unwind from Kintamani to Tabanan and Ahmed.

We tailor individual programs and work with local and international care/support workers and therapists. Please get in contact to discuss individual needs and requirements. (We can assist with complex needs and nursing care and/or onsite 24 hour medical support and support with transitioning and social stories for clients with autism/ autistic clients…offering care and support for individuals, groups and families – FIND OUT MORE..

Our inclusive program offering Respite – in-house stays – hourly, daily, weekly and monthly.

“My aim is to provide a space for activities where young people and adults with disabilities feel included and to ease the ‘care burden’ for parents of special needs children. Through enabling access to inclusive activities and helping build our space, volunteers and guests participate in learning and sharing, music and dance, play-therapies, food-making, and sharing time building and crafting with bamboo. I aim to create a collaborative model which enables my daughter to be part of a sustainable long-term community village co-operative in partnership with a local partner non-profit organisation, other families and organisations.”

“I wish to share with others a Vision for living in Revivement Community – and offer regular sessions to assist families in planning for and creating their own visions for living sustainably and with supportive natural community. Your participation enables the development of this Vision in Bali and membership in our Bali program – while tangible realities are being created/curated and actioned to create a network of REvivement villages – co-creating events which will enable groups of families to have supported time out and create a wider discussion and platform for moving our daily lives towards this reality.”

Part of the evolution of this project is to co-found or create a post-school program for special needs – which is where the inclusive village and community business model collaboration with local families and co-operative ventures comes into play. Offering skills and social exchange programs internationally to enable local staff to receive training and also to enable participants to experience the family and cultural life of Bali and the opportunity to learn about bamboo construction and natural building while contributing to the social fabric of this community. As part of our public workshops and Outreach Programs for those interested in learning and helping develop the sustainability aspect and research topics of this project.

This program is open to all ages and abilities wishing to participate in fun activities which bring people together to share in learning about Indonesian culture and crafting while developing creativity and right-brain skills/ thinking and embodying the spirit of “helping together”.

If you would like more information about this Revivement Village Project – click on the “more info” link below or send an email request – subject: More Info to:

Accommodation, Inclusive Program and Meals

Please note, we have distinguished the price of disability assistance and support from the accommodation, meals and activity program below. Currently we are offering a discount for immediate/upfront payment for care services – see our terms and conditions*).

Disability Support rates

Physical support and activities in AUD for Personal Disability Support

Special discount for Early Bird payment (24 hour care rate)

  • AUD $520 – 3 days/2 nights
  • AUD $1140 – weekly (7 days)
  • AUD $5232 – one month (up to 30 days)

*Bookings may be altered/rescheduled up until 7 days prior to scheduled arrival date (except in the case of a natural disaster – in which case a full reschedule will be available – even if the booking has commenced).

heck out our Workshops and Internships pages for more info about our programs and activities.

Activities are tailored to your needs and can range from spending relaxing days at the beach and/or touring around to fun activities in our bamboo and natural building workshops at home or in Belega at our Outreach project. We have a dorm with 4 bunk beds and which is shared with our Care Staff. NB. The dorm is not yet wheelchair-accessible but we hope to have accessibility to the first floor of our bamboo house completed by March 2023 where we have a partitioned wheel-chair suitable bed/ sleeping area (double bed) for guests.

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