Green Village and IBUKU were recently featured on New Zealand’s Stuff website.
Green Village panders to nature, not the other way around.
Bamboo is more flexible, more durable and lighter than most timbers, and has greater ultimate strength than steel. It’s also termite resistant and, when treated with boron, makes it inedible for insects.
Bamboo homes have been known to withstand 9.0 magnitude earthquakes. Take note, Wellington.
Hardy’s father, jeweller John Hardy, founded the nearby Green School, another bamboo wonderland for children, dedicated to teaching sustainable living and holistic approaches to life.
Both were created as places where people can live and learn in an authentic relationship with nature.
Read the whole article by Rachel Thomas here.