What is Project CINLOC?
My Sunshine and I literally met under the big Nangka tree of a property called Villa Nangka on Gili Air. One year after we met we had the opportunity to buy this amazing place and we started our big adventure. On the 5th of August 2018 a 7.0 earthquake hit Lombok and the Gili islands and our little paradise got completely destroyed.
A few weeks after the earthquake we stumbled upon the word CINLOC. We figured out that the word ‘Cinta’ means love in Bahasa Indonesia and the word ‘Locasi’ means location. When you put these two words together you get ‘Cinloc’ which literally means ‘love on location. We looked at each other and immediately agreed that this is the perfect project name for (re)building our little boutique hotel on Gili Air.
We hope to re-open the doors of Villa Nangka in July 2019. See you at the finish line!
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 ...Read More
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 ...Read More
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 ...Read More
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 ...Read More
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 ...Read More
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 ...Read More
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 ...Read More
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 ...Read More
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 ...Read More
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 ...Read More