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Arkana for Ohana

We found Arkana Architects on the internet and immediately liked them. They provide a concept pitch for free, and then if you like it you hire them. I emailed a few other local architects but I just sensed that Arkana was the one. In general the more established you are as an architectural firm the […]

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Give a Young Architect a Try

In Bali everyone has a friend or relative that wants to help out (and thereby get work). Word of mouth among local neighbors is part of the cooperative fabric that makes Bali unique. It may have all started by sharing the water that flows from your neighbor’s rice field, to yours, and then to the […]

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A Private Road

From the previous post you can see that, due to its location at the rear of the seller’s property, an access road would have to built. It’s exciting to have a private road, but I did have to cough up some extra $ to get it. Initially the seller designated a road that was 2.5 […]

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We began in November 2017

We spent several months searching for the right piece of land. “Dreams are our only geography — our native land.”― Dejan Stojanovic And like the quote above, it felt like a strange dream to be in Bali, looking to transform dirt and weeds into an ambitious retreat. Secondly, being an expat means not really having […]