Blogs

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

White sandy beach Gili Islands

#DAY 207 OF PROJECT CINLOC

Although everything is happening according to plan, I can’t help it that on some days I wake up slightly panicked. A thousand questions shoot through my head like falling stars; will we finish the building on time? Will people like the design of the new Villa Nangka? Will we be ...
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Building a bamboo house in Indonesia

# DAY 205 OF PROJECT CINLOC

The bamboo crew arrived from Bali and started with making our new kitchen! Watch this space and discover how bamboo can be combined in all shapes and patterns to create a stunning collection of luxurious ceilings, stairs and railings. The prow-like curve of a roofline, the visible strength of a ...
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25 weeks pregnant in Bali

# DAY 200 OF PROJECT CINLOC

Everything grows rounder and weirder and I stand here in the middle of it all and wonder who in the world you will turn out to be. Love Rose Feel free to share  ...
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Day 197 of building a new boutique hotel on Gili Air

# DAY 197 OF PROJECT CINLOC

I’ve got something really exciting to share with you! Last weekend our research team went to Singapore to attend the International SeaKeepers Society Award Diner. A very special evening where over 220 people with a mix of nationalities made up of diplomatic corps members, leaders from commercial companies, scientists, and ...
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Day 196 of building a new boutique hotel on Gili Air

# DAY 196 OF PROJECT CINLOC

What defines us is how we rise after falling. I’m standing next to the swimming pool in Villa Nangka. I’ve been standing on this exact same spot when I made a picture of our beautiful house when we just bought our little paradise. I’ve been standing here when they demolished ...
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Day 194 of building a new boutique hotel on Gili Air

# DAY 194 OF PROJECT CINLOC

When you are rebuilding your dream everyday milestones are happening. Today we celebrate that the bamboo pillars for our new villas are on the way from Bali to Gili Air! ...
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Villa Nangka - The Perfect Place To Stay O n Gili Air

# DAY 191 OF PROJECT CINLOC

We are officially taking bookings again from the 1st of August of 2019! Come and share your holiday in paradise with us! The New Villa Nangka We hired a great team of architects and together we designed the New Villa Nangka. Imagine spacious relaxing rooms with a modern and sophisticated ...
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Day 163 of building a new boutique hotel on Gili Air

# DAY 169 OF PROJECT CINLOC

We received our first booking request! Not from a friend or a family member, but from a real person that we’ve never met before. After I’ve read the email three times to make sure I understood it right, I get up and do a little I-am-so-happy-I-can’t-stop-moving-dance. Another small step in ...
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Teaching the next generation about conservation

# DAY 163 OF PROJECT CINLOC

When we bought our little piece of paradise on Gili Air we wanted more than just owing a little boutique hotel. We wanted to use this opportunity to give something back to this island that gave so much to us. I believe that each and every one of us has ...
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18 weeks pregnant

# DAY 149 OF PROJECT CINLOC

I’m now part of a secret group that knows the truth about one the best hidden secrets in the world: that glowing woman who lovingly rubs her belly as she flawlessly glides around her home and effortlessly completes day-to-day tasks? Yeah, she doesn’t exist. But luckily the first trimester is ...
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