Juliet Kinsman writes about the ‘green family’ in CNTraveler:
Every morning, John invites guests of Bambu Indah, his boutique hotel outside Ubud, on a “trash walk” to share his empathic take on the world while spearing bits of plastic. Built 14 years ago, this whimsical jungle compound remains a benchmark for sustainable construction, transforming light-on-the-land living—a wastewater garden, a vegetation-filtered pool—into an effortless communion with nature…. “We always create site-specific environments, such as our new meditation house, which emerges out of the earth and is placed so you see certain trees from the bed,” John says. Opening this December is Guadua, a riverside property with cinnamon trees growing through it, also bookable; next year will bring a tree house with a crow’s nest, designed with help from other daughter Chiara, and a pod atop 25-foot-high bamboo poles. A model green family demonstrating the power of individual effort to challenge the status quo.