Blogs

Follow here our journey of building a small boutique on a small tropical island in Indonesia.

Building a new villa on the Gili Islands

# DAY 46 OF PROJECT CINLOC

Can you believe that a few months ago there was a beautiful two storey villa standing here? Now it’s almost completely gone. Were once used to be the living room is now just earth. I can finally see the ground were we will start rebuilding our dream. It feels like ...
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Chocolate Cake

# DAY 45 OF PROJECT CINLOC

I absolutely love eating food. Any kind of food. Most of the time when I’m eating I’m already thinking about my next meal. And on most days my last thought before I fall asleep is what I should eat for breakfast tomorrow. But what I love even more than eating ...
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Emotional reunion at the airport

# DAY 41 OF PROJECT CINLOC

A week past by since I wrote my last update. The reason for this is plain simple; when the two most beautiful souls on this planet travel to the other side of the world to hug me there is not much time for writing. Last week I travelled to Bali ...
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Green rice fields in Ubud

# DAY 34 OF PROJECT CINLOC

It’s a strange feeling to be scared. As a kid I was scared of many things like the monsters under my bed, the cool kids in my class, thunderstorms and clowns. But as you grow older you realize there is no such thing as monsters, the cool kids in your ...
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Sunset on a tropical island

# DAY 32 OF PROJECT CINLOC

What do you do when some of your friends don’t feel comfortable sharing their problems with you anymore? Because their problems are nothing compared to your problems. Because what’s happening in their life is in no comparison what’s happening in your life. I realize we live in an age of ...
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project CINLOC

# DAY 31 OF PROJECT CINLOC

There is a reason why we call our boys ‘our boys’ and not ‘our staff’ which is actually plain simple; they are ‘our boys’. All six of them live together with us on the premises of Villa Nangka and they feel like our family. We live and work so closely ...
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Building a new boutique hotel on Gili Air

# DAY 27 OF PROJECT CINLOC

Who would have thought that taking a house apart would almost take as much time as building one? We started taking down our Villa’s six weeks ago.They are almost finished taking down our house and then there is only one villa left; the headquarters of the Gili Shark Conservation Project ...
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Girl in Joglo House

# DAY 25 OF PROJECT CINLOC

Celebrating that our new website is online! Now everyone in the world can follow the adventures of project CINLOC. Check out the true story behind Villa Nangka, a glimpse of our little paradise before the earthquake and all the blogs I wrote in the last 3 months. It’s the first time ...
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Wall art birds

# DAY 23 OF PROJECT CINLOC

The birds are about to fly away...I look at them one more time before they knock down the wall. Suddenly I hear them whisper: “Don’t forget you have wings as well, all you have to do is fly.” Love Rose Feel free to share ...
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Happy Family on Gili Air

# DAY 22 OF PROJECT CINLOC

Another nice surprise knocked on our doors. We got our first reservation! Don’t really know how this could have happened as we are still in the process of taking our buildings down. We also didn’t decided yet how the new Villa Nangka should look like. And we don’t even know ...
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