sumba house

Sumba House

Walk through our organic gardens, into the realms and design of Sumba Island. It is hard to describe in words how magical and unusual this house and experience are… Ibuku have masterfully designed and constructed a bamboo version of the typical style of a Sumbanese family home. The structure reaches for the stars in a spectacular peaked roof, that stretches down over the two-story interior in wide sweeping eaves. Sumba House encapsulates the rich culture behind the indigenous tribes of this remote island, who typically live in villages with one family sleeping all together in an open-plan room.

The interior design of this house will transport you to an authentic Sumbanese way of living, surrounded by beautiful hand-woven batik fabrics, baskets and rustic furnishings rarely seen by tourists to Indonesia. Meanwhile you will sleep wonderfully in an enormous double bed, soft white sheets and shower with fluffy towels under glass tiles in your ensuite bathroom.

The traditional Sumba House is a complete bamboo structure including the floor, which is partly covered with padded tikar mats. Be ready and agile to experience this beautiful uneven floor. This house is an exact replica of a traditional royal home in Sumba and we have chosen to keep it in its authentic original form.

Another amazing feature of this house is the beautiful bamboo ladder up to a second double bed in the top floor and a flushing toilet as well. With the option of adding extra beds, this house is ideal for families and groups of friends, and can accommodate a maximum of six people.

You have a private walled garden to enjoy in Sumba House and a wraparound bamboo porch complete with hammocks for lazy afternoons. Fall asleep to the sound of a bubbling fountain, and rise with the village cockerels. This is island living at its best!



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Room Size: 210 X 360 cm

Bathroom Size: 150 X 360 cm

Mattress Size: 200 X 140 cm