Hidden away in the heart of the tropics, a slice of eco-friendly paradise awaits travelers seeking a magical Bali experience.
The oldest region in
Located in the Karangasem district, Hideout Bali is approximately an hour away from the region’s main tourist attractions—but therein lies its appeal. With the nearest Balinese village a quarter-mile away, the remote home is a secluded paradise surrounded by the
However, the idyllic environment isn’t the only thing that makes this house alluring. Hideout Bali immediately draws the eye with its huge triangular window on the second floor that overlooks incredible river views. The
“We gathered inspiration from traveling around the world and mainly used our intuition,” says Ali, explaining why the home both references and deviates from traditional Balinese architecture.
She and Jamil had no prior architectural experience and enlisted the help of local builders and architects to bring their dream home to life.
Natural materials and an
In addition to bamboo—which was locally sourced from Iseh village—the main building materials include river stone, local timber, glass, and cogon grass for the roof.
Hideout Bali was initially built for 100 percent
The one-bedroom 60-square-foot home sleeps up to four guests in two beds with bamboo bedding, making the two-story Airbnb an affordable bargain that starts at $160 a night. Guests also have the option of using both an indoor bathroom and outdoor shower.
Given Hideout Bali’s remote setting, the open home also has no secure doors. The only visitors—aside from local wildlife—are a friendly kitten that lives on the property and the caretaker, Wayan, who is in charge of cooking meals for guests.
Interested travelers should note that advance reservations are required for Hideout Bali. In fact, the Airbnb is often fully booked four months in advance. Fortunately, Ali and Jarmil recently added a new guest apartment nearby—the
Furthermore, the enterprising couple continues to expand their Hideout brand with an Airbnb location available in Prague. They also plan to build a third rental in Bali soon.