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Have you found Paradise?

Have you ever had a particular moment in an extraordinary location where space and time were forgotten? Or are you seeking such a thing for the first time? In any case, the concept of a paradise is an elusive one, and here in Bali the word gets thrown around quite a bit. So let’s investigate. […]

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Week #24 — Half the roof is done!

An exciting week here in good old Pererenan. We’ve been fortunate to stay ahead of the rainy season and cover half of the building with a roof. The other half is about two weeks away. In the meantime we have a crew for building brick walls and then plastering them. When needed the mechanical, electrical […]

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Early evening stroll in Pererenan

The best times for walking are early in the morning or the late afternoon. Not only are the ultraviolet rays milder and thereby less damaging to your skin, it is also cooler (although in the tropics “cool” does not mean “grab a sweater”). Map: Directly across the road from Ohana Retreat Bali is a lovely […]

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In a few more days, a (partial) roof

A roof means many things, and with the rainy season approaching it simply means keeping the crew and the interior spaces dry. To be ready for a February opening we need to get ahead of the wet season. This upcoming roof pouring (of concrete) will also be a ceiling for two guest bedrooms. Because the […]

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Week #23 — More brick walls, plaster, and form work

There are now a total of four teams that are working daily on the project: Construction crew MEP crew (mechanical, electrical & plumbing) Brick & plaster crew Windows and doors I am not even certain of the number of people altogether, since I haven’t visited the window and door manufacturer (as usual in Bali the […]