Bali Using Bamboo Construction for New Chocolate
Factory and Its a Record Breaker!
In our quest to promote bamboo flooring and other
bamboo construction and building supplies, often
times we come across news that makes an impact on us
here at BambooHardwoodFlooring.net.
Not long ago, we posted an article about
communities that use bamboo construction to boost
local economies and build homes for those in need.
That article focused on Haiti and how they were
cultivating bamboo forests there to restructure the
devastation caused by the 2010 earthquake.
Now, we see that Bali is also in the ring. In
Indonesia, far from the tourist areas within Bali,
the world's largest bamboo commercial structure is
starting to take form. What is this amazingly large
bamboo structure being used for, none other than a
The innovative 3 story, 23,000 square foot
building will be constructed using well over 3,000
long, flexible bamboo poles and will boast an
attractive 50 foot sloped roof.
Big Tree Farms factory, the company constructing
the bamboo building calls this feat nothing short of
Bamboo is a long favorite construction material
favored in the West for flooring and other products
has made its way into the US market as consumers
have realized its potential, both in the
eco-friendly sense as well as for its strength as a
hard wood and affordability. Bamboo construction is
making such an impact on third world countries to
the highest quality products in multi-million dollar
homes and businesses.
Bali is obviously taking a place on the current
center stage of the bamboo construction industry by
erecting this amazing building. Oh yeah, did we
mention this chocolate factory will produce organic
In the past, Bali has attracted construction
companies, carpenters, architects and designers from
across the globe to use bamboo in building
everything from schools to luxury homes and
exclusive resorts. Now they are adding a remote
chocolate factory to their resume. Not to mention
record breaking bamboo construction.
Bamboo will grow in just about any climate, and
while it is not native (for example in Haiti) in
every part of the world, it can grow up to 4 feet in
a single day, surpass an mature oak tree in size in
half a year’s time, can be grown just about
anywhere. This makes it an attractive alternative to
building construction. It is inexpensive to produce,
rivals most any hardwood and does not affect our
planet like the horrific practice deforestation
does. Whether being used to make a luxury resort,
rebuild a devastated community or the largest bamboo
constructed commercial space. Bamboo is eco-amazing.
Bamboo is certainly regarded as one of the most
sustainable building materials (if not the most) in
the world. Using this material to construct
buildings is a win-win situation.
For nearly six years, Bali's bamboo construction
craze has coupled entrepreneurial expats and local
craftsmen to create amazing eco-friendly buildings
and products. The first construction project we know
of using bamboo in Bali (at least commercially) was
the creation of Bali’s Green School that hosts
nearly 300 pupils.
Following suit, Bali’s Green Village, is a high
end housing community hosting beautifully bamboo
Incidentally, you may know of Big Tree Farms if
you buy any gourmet spices, salt blends and other
artisan products at US-based uber-indulgent Dean &
Bamboo construction has also gotten attention in
Columbia, Vietnam and China, our planetary leader in
bamboo production. As this eco-friendly construction
and household product becomes more understood, it
also becomes better made. Undoubtedly companies will
compete to create the highest quality bamboo
products and that is a good thing.
Bamboo has always been here, and now that people
are finally starting to embrace this sustainable
resource, bamboo production will get better and
better. Go bamboo revolution! Thank you Bali.
By : Amy Wermuth