Blogs

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

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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Traditional House on Gili Air

# DAY 20 OF PROJECT CINLOC

Another big step is made. We got a new house! I can’t even start to describe how happy and grateful I am. I was so fed up with moving our stuff around all the time. First we moved from our house to our camp in the field next door, where ...
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Building a new boutique hotel on a tropical island

# DAY 19 OF PROJECT CINLOC

〰️ Sometimes a picture says more than a thousand words 〰️ ...
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Girl watching the ocean

# DAY 16 OF PROJECT CINLOC

A few days ago I decided to take a day off. I needed a lazy day to allow my mind to recharge. My mind is been working over hours since the earthquake, constantly solving problems, thinking of what to do next, it’s even processing how to react to the environment ...
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Building a new boutique hotel on Gili Air

# DAY 12 OF PROJECT CINLOC

The one thing that I have that nobody else has is me. My voice, my mind, my story, my vision. So I write and draw and build and play and dance and live as only I can do. Love Rose Feel free to share  ...
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Couple in Love

# DAY 10 OF PROJECT CINLOC

If you have a wonderful man, who helps balance your whole world. Who isn’t perfect, but is perfect for you. Someone who makes you laugh and sometimes drives you crazy. Who is your best friend and sometimes your only friend. Someone who sticks around when things get rough and hold ...
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Building a new hotel on a tropical island

# DAY 9 OF PROJECT CINLOC

The roof of the headquarters of our beloved Gili Shark Conservation Project is now completely gone. I have so much respect for our boys and our workers. Demolishing a building like this is not easy, especially not if you have to do it in this extreme heat. It's a very ...
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