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Bamboo Design and Construction with Traditional Balinese Craftsmen

Craft bamboo furniture with Balinese artisans.
5.0
|7 Reviews
DURATION
4.5 hours
Booking type
Private trip
MEET UP
At location
Group size
Up to 3 guests
Join traditional Balinese craftsmen in bamboo design and construction.
Learn the basics of bamboo carpentry and joinery with bamboo master-craftsmen in the traditional Balinese village of world-famous bamboo carpenters (in Abiansemal 30min from Ubud, Canggu and Sanur). Learn about bamboo joinery techniques, why and how bamboo is treated and how to design with bamboo... What to expectYou will learn techniques for bamboo joinery and make your own piece of bamboo furniture to take home with you (or donate to our Eco-centre projects). We will start with a 30 min talk about bamboo types, treatment, tools and design elements. Our carpenters will give a demonstration of bamboo joinery techniques (T-join, Fishmouth join and Y-join) and then you will get to try for yourself and make a small stool/table design of your own. Experience the local side of life in Bali in a beautiful bamboo building and see Regenerative Rice Farming in action around our breezy location in the rice fields of Subak Uma Lambing and try traditional Balinese food and snacks... learn skills to take with you.Experience life in the Bali RicefieldsWork with Bamboo CraftsmenLearn traditional joinery for bamboo carpentryEat yummy Balinese lunch and snacksMake a bamboo table/stool From learning these basic skills you can progress to more advanced learning for bamboo building construction and unique artisan crafting skills. We offer mentoring programs for you to become an expert and also to partner with local families directly - to bring the beauty of Balinese artisans to the rest of the world.About Bamboo CreativeOur aim is to empower local folk to maintain knowledge and practice of traditional skills and techniques of traditional crafting and arts which are at risk of becoming lost in "the modern world". Our project helps local craftsmen to share these diverse skills with the local community and to see the value and importance of these skills to be passed down. Approximate travel times with moderate trafficFrom Ubud - 30minFrom Canggu - 35minFrom Kuta - 50minFrom Seminyak - 45minFrom Uluwatu - 1h20min
What You’ll be Doing
Learn the basics of bamboo carpentry with locals
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What’s Included
All tools and materials and teaching resources included
Lunch is included and light refreshments and water, coffee, tea.
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Next Available Dates
Prices shown in USD
Select Time for 26 May 2024
Additional Information
Where we'll meet
Start Point
Meet-up at Bamboo Creative Belega Project(Artayasa Motor, Jalan Raya Belega, Indonesia)
  • 08:30am
  • Notes: Our location is in Belega - the traditional village of bamboo builders (20-30 minutes SE from Ubud). It's good to arrive around 8.30am for introductions and to get acquainted with our team. (If it's too early we can arrange to start later also). Lunch is at 12pm-1pm (included) and we usually finish the workshop around 3.30pm. Please let us know any dietary requirements in advance. We have local Nasi Campur (vegetarian available).
End Point
  • End at Start Point(s)
Transport Add-ons
Add-on #1
  • Return Transfer from Canggu(Price: S$ 47.21 for up to 6 guests)
Start & ends
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Suitability / Accessibility
  • Pet-Friendly
  • Vegetarian food available
  • Child Friendly (No Minimum Age)
Cancellation & other policies
  • Cancellation
    Cancel 3 days before activity for a full refund
  • Reschedule Policy
    Guests can reschedule with 24 hours' notice being received
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Meet your host
Come and experience village life in Bali and learn about bamboo directly from the Balinese bamboo masters. Bamboo Creative's Ecocentre project based in Belega (near Ubud) with local craftsmen and builders is where they develop sustainable affordable design techniques with Bamboo and Natural/Earthen Materials. It is also a learning space for sharing and preserving Balinese traditional arts.
Experience: 7 years
Speaks: Fluent English
Acceptance rate: 86%
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Helpful Questions

What should I pack?
Water bottle
Your smile and sense of humour
Two questions please : what is the actual start time and end time of the workshop. And if the workshop indoors or outside?
Charu Jain, 18 Dec 2023
Hi Charu, These are the start time and finish time : 10:00AM - 02:30PM 01:00PM - 05:30PM
Hello is there any chance at all you would have availability for this class on Tuesday 12th December? Best wishes, Astrid
Astrid , 10 Dec 2023
Hi Astrid, They will close until Dec 17th 2023
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