We believe you can

build with bamboo too,

and we're here to

show you how.

 

 

Giving people the inspiration, skills and knowledge they need to create a more beautiful and sustainable world with bamboo, is our mission! We believe in the power of community and in bringing people together: the brightest minds in design and bamboo architecture together with people keen to learn about bamboo as a building material. We believe in nature design, beauty, innovation and in traditional, hands on skills.

 

In 10+ years IBUKU has built over 100 bamboo structures, some of the most jaw-dropping and recognised architecture in the world! Our design thinking and bamboo building techniques are tried and true and now they are available to YOU via our courses and workshops.

BAMBOO U COURSES AND WORKSHOPS

in collaboration with IBUKU  


Welcome to Bamboo U-niversity! We are no ordinary school. You'll find no fluorescent lighting here,

no concrete walls and no desks. Instead : A playground for bamboo creativity, design exploration,

bamboo carpentry, innovation, engineering, bamboo forestry, human connection,

nature immersion and all you need to build your future projects

with the single most sought after natural building material in the world:

BAMBOO!

 

 

FROM THE COMFORT OF YOUR HOME OR WITH US IN BALI...

The Bamboo

Online Immersion

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DEEP DIVE INTO BAMBOO BUILDING

 

 

All the fundamentals you need to get you started working with bamboo. Deep dive

into step-by-step guides that will provide

you with a strong understanding

of bamboo as a design and

building material.

Online Bamboo

Model Making

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THE NUMBER 1 SKILL FOR BAMBOO ARCHITECT 

 

 

Joining us in redefining the practice of design in architecture. Step away from your digital environment for a while and immerse in a hands on approach. Model making is key element of designing and building

with bamboo.

Bamboo Build and

Design Immersion

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BAMBOO FROM HARVEST TO CONSTRUCTION

 

 

By understanding the properties of bamboo,

learning how to preserve it and design for

its strengths, you too can build bamboo

buildings that are beautiful

and sustainable!

 

Bamboo Design and

Carpentry Skills

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STEP INTO BAMBOO DESIGN AND CRAFTMANSHIP

 

 

Engage manually with bamboo by creating your

own furniture, products or architectural concept

model under the guidance of designers and

architects from the Bamboo U team, as well as

the master carpenters from the IBUKU team.

 

Introduction to

Bamboo

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A COMPREHENSIVE INTRODUCTION TO BAMBOO

 

 

Our 3 day workshop will give you an in-depth understanding of bamboo. You will learn about bamboo as a sustainable resource, visit IBUKU's bamboo factory, and get hands-on experience working with this unique material.

 

Custom Group

Workshop

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CUSTOMIZED WORKSHOP FOR YOUR GROUP

 

 

Our courses dates don't match

your schedule?

For a Group Workshop of minimum

10 people or a Private Workshop,

please contact us directly.

 

Gifted facilitators and experienced experts led participants through lessons about all aspects of bamboo. My expectations were exceeded. I feel so fortunate to be apart of this inspiring movement.

SCOTT EDWARDS 

ARCHITECT FROM CANADA

 

A place to celebrate the art and science of bamboo. A dynamic shortcut to understanding bamboo and its potential.

 

CARTER JOSEPH

ARCHITECT FROM INDIA

The main construction site project was the highlight of my experience.  Getting out of my comfort zone while fully immersing in a real world construction project is something I never thought I would do. ​

GEORGIE GEORGIEV

FROM BULGARIA

 

 

WHAT BEGAN WITH THE CONSTRUCTION OF GREEN SCHOOL BALI in 2008 AND

CONTINUED ON WITH THE GREEN VILLAGE AND SHARMA SPRINGS HAS

QUICKLY GROWN INTO A WORLDWIDE BAMBOO MOVEMENT! 

 

IBUKU'S WORK HAS BEEN RECOGNISED BY:


Let us bring you in, behind the bamboo rope, to share with you what it’s taken for us

to create our little bamboo universe in the jungle of Bali and show you that

YOU CAN DO IT TOO!

 

 

BAMBOO U RESOURCES, ARTICLES AND

HOW-TO GUIDES

 

Treating Bamboo in Your Backyard

 

Learn the most efficient treatment method for small bamboo projects or large construction projects with a small budget.

The 7 Bamboo Species We

Use the Most

 

There are 1.400 species of bamboo,  which ones should you use for construction?

3 Ways to Create Curved

Structures Using Bamboo

 

Learn the structural techniques we use to create curvilinear bamboo buildings.

How to Cost a Bamboo Structure

 

Learn how to create a bill of materials, estimate labor and management costs for building a bamboo structure.

Download a Free Costing Template!

5 Roofing Systems for Bamboo Structures

 

Learn the pros and cons of the 5 roofing systems we use here in Bali for bamboo structures. 

Your Go To Guide for Harvesting

Bamboo Sustainably

 

What you need to know to grow and produce viable poles that can be used for building with bamboo.

OUR NETWORK OF SUSTAINABLE ENTERPRISES AND INITIATIVES

 

 

Experiential bamboo design for commercial and residential projects in Bali and around the world.

Permaculture skills and experiences for earth-friendly living. A 2 minute walk from the Green School campus.

A progressive school nurturing changemakers, making our world sustainable.

Located on the Green School campus, offering year-round programs for families, children and school groups.

Green innovations, news and ideas curated by Cynthia and John Hardy, co-founders of Green School Bali. 

A sustainably minded jungle retreat with the luxury of hotel service in Bali by Cynthia and John Hardy.

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