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!
# DAY 110 OF PROJECT CINLOC I just finished reading the technical report of the Gili Shark Conservation Project and I’m so incredible proud of the things we’ve archived in 2018. We spent on average 2 hours day underwater every day and collected an extensive volume of underwater data. 〰️ ...Read More
These days we are counting two things: the days of project CINLOC and the weeks of my pregnancy. If it would be a competition project CINLOC would be definitely on the winning hand. But the funny things is that both ‘projects’ have the same due date: 1 August 2019. So ...Read More
I can’t believe today is day 100 of project CINLOC! So far it’s been a pretty crazy ride and we didn’t even start building yet. Turns out that designing a new boutique hotel takes a lot more time than we imagined. Bu as we (hopefully) get this opportunity only once ...Read More
There it is. A heartbeat! A very strong heartbeat that sounds a bit like a techno song. With tears in my eyes I look at the screen. I never knew I could love someone who I’ve never met, so much. My heart is overflowing with gratitude and I squeeze myself ...Read More
I’ve got something really exciting to share with you: Wendy (a super cool Dutch Magazine) asked me if I would be interested to share our Project CINLOC adventures with their readers and…. of course I said yes! When I started writing daily updates after the earthquake I could have never ...Read More
My skin is tanned and my smile is bright. But my chest is heavy and it feels like a whale is sitting on top of my heart. Even in the sunshine my mind is sometimes still full of thunder. They say silent people tend to have the loudest minds. This ...Read More
I learned another thing today; before you start building a house you need to hire a special company. This special company will send over some nice guys with some very special equipment to dig a very expensive hole.They will take a few samples, hang around a bit, have a coffee ...Read More
Tomorrow it’s the first of December. The last month of the year is waiting around the corner. And I’m more than ready! You see, this year has been nothing than easy for me. This year has been anything but a walk in the park. It’s been challenging. There’s been obstacle ...Read More
My least favorite day of the year is the day that I need to say goodbye to the people that I love the most. After spending 3.5 wonderful weeks with my parents my least favorite day has come. Dear Papa & Mama, Thank you for flying across the world to ...Read More
Hundred and two days passed since the earthquake. It’s pretty scary to know how quickly time flies. I stumbled upon this quote a few weeks ago: Wherever you go, there you are. So simple. So profound. It means that no matter where you wander, no matter what’s on your mind, ...Read More