We have been traveling to Bali for many years, and have owned Villa Sunrise,a house on the north shore since 2004.
Last year, when we retired, we realized that we could enjoy a much better life on the island of Bali, which we love, than we could in the United States.
So... we decided to move to Bali full time and build near Ubud, the cultural heart of the island. We started building in Oct of 2010...and lo and behold!, were finished 6 months later. Everyone (including ourselves) was amazed at how quickly we had completed our project. You can see our progress and photos on our blog:
We now have 4 houses in Penestanan and another in Tejakula to help fund our retirement. All of them are for rent...and when everything is full...we travel off to other lands.
We have put a lot of care and attention into building our houses and making them as comfortable as possible, while retaining a Balinese aesthetic. Our hope is that others will appreciate them and feel the same way that we do.