Located in the southeastern part of Lombok, Indonesia, the Dome
Lombok eco resort enjoys stunning views of the ocean, permaculture
gardens, a farm-to-table restaurant, an organic juice bar, an
outdoor cinema and a swimming pool. Each luxurious, rammed earth
dome is made using the adobe earthbag building technique, in which
stacks of bags containing sustainably sourced earth are finished in
natural plaster to create the structure.
While there are currently nine self-contained rammed earth domes in
the initial stages of production on property, future development
plans include adding another nine domes, a yoga shala, an artist
studio and expansion of the coworking space. They also plan to
install bio-septic tanks, solar power and
recycle graywater for use on the permaculture gardens that will
supply the onsite restaurant, promoting off-grid living.
According to the project’s creative director, Lombok has seen
a boom in eco
tourism, and the dome village has become the most advanced
sustainable project in the area in response to the green
development movement. Dome Lombok also offers sustainably minded
investors to purchase a dome to use as an eco-friendly rental home
that doesn’t sacrifice design, quality or comfort. At the time of
writing, all but one of the initial nine domes is already sold. The
floor area for each dome ranges from 15 square meters to 100 square
meters and prices start at 49,000 euros (about $58,000).
The white sand beach of Tanjun Aan is just within walking
distance from the domes, which also overlook a
6,000-square-meter lush hillside only 30 minutes from the Zainuddin
Abdul Madjid International Airport. The island boasts clean coral
coastlines, making it a popular destination for diving and surfing.
The project is also located within the island’s Mandalika Special
Economic Zone, a designation of a local program identifying the
government’s five super-priority destinations aimed at driving
Indonesia’s economic growth through tourism.
Images via Dome Lombok
Source: FS – All – Ecology – News 2
Indonesian eco village features rammed earth domes and ocean