Eco Bamboo Homestay in Bantul


We are situated near the traditional craft village in Bantul, Yogyakarta. Together with my lovely wife and four children, we've been practicing a zero-waste lifestyle and decided to build our own homestay with three bamboo huts. Everyone is welcome in our little homestay because we believe in the aim of people-to-people interaction. Besides being a little sanctuary for people looking to spend their time to experience the real slow living life (like what Merryl Streep did staying at our homestay), we also encourage our visitors to contribute to the local community by voluntarily offering a workshop such as English class.

You'll most likely spend your time reading a book, exploring our little village, eating home-cooked food made by my lovely wife, learning the local craft, visit the waterfall nearby. And if you're interested, you can also book a cycling trip experience visiting artisan workshops and interact with them via woodworking, pottery, Javanese hat making, mosaic, and the list goes on.

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At first, we did not know how long we're going to stay, but after one day we were already convinced and spend the whole week at Josh & Fili's place. They were so warm and open. We also met amazing people through Fili's family and friends. We love the place, clean, quiet, and surrounded by trees and plants. Fili also made us great breakfast every day and brought us to a local lady who made great food. They can arrange bikes as well to cycle around and even organize some great trips. Can definitely recommend it!


Thank you so much for a fabulous day. We learned a lot and had so much fun, learning to make flutes out of leaves. We will come back for sure!

Tanya and Paula

Josh and Dewi are great hosts and very passionate about what they're doing. They gave us a very warm welcome and a real experience of living like a local in Bantul village. I rented the big hut with three other friends and have to say it's comfortable and clean. I'd recommend taking the cycling tour as well, since it's my favorite, riding through rice paddies and visiting the local's artisan workshop. I'll definitely stay here again!


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Josh J.

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About Me

I'm Josh, founder of a tour guide school, Rumah Guide Indonesia, and Rumah Inspirasi Jogja, a community project focusing on Environmental Education and Sustainable Tourism based in Jogja. Together with my wife Filiana Mila Dewi and our four kids, we have been practicing Minimum Waste Lifestyle on our way to Zero Waste Lifestyle. Instead of throwing our trash away for four years now, we manage everything and introduce our own "bottle project" to motivate the locals to be responsible for their trash. The results of our bottle project can be seen in our homestay as eco-bricks and other additional furniture.


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Cancellation policy: Flexible

> If the traveler cancels more than 2 day(s) before the start of the experience, he is reimbursed 100 % of the amount paid
> If the traveler cancels less than 2 day(s) before the start of the experience, he is reimbursed 0 % of the amount paid

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Duration: 23h 00m

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