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We bought a house in Kuwum, north of Changgu, Bali. It is a tiny house with 33 m2 and 85 m2 of land.  It is a very cheap row house, a pre-planned unit being sold for the mass market. We did have a chance to remove the separating walls to create one big room. The price of the basic unit is 15.000 euros (225 million rupiah). We added a few extra square meters of land, bigger windows and few other things, and will pay 19.200 euro (288 million rupiah). 

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Design is super simple: one room with big windows. Closets with semi transparent rattan doors, a bench under the window and the main design feature of this house are hand made tiles

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These kinds of tiles are relatively common in Bali. But we noticed one peculiar thing: all the designs are European. The country these sorts of tiles are coming from.  So I custom designed them with a Bali pattern.

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This way we were able to catch the spirit of the area much better.

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The price for the tiles, including extra pattern shapes, transport and all is just below 14 millions rupiah or 900 euros (or dollars)

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We found a shop out of Denpasar, which can assemble hand make jati wood (teak wood) furniture for half the price, comparing to the  one in town. We believe we will be able to make all this furniture for less the 15 million or 1000 euros or dollars.

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Our house is being built right now, and we go to the building site often. In this price range there is no supervisor. My wife not only speaks Indonesian, but also Madura (a local language of Indonesia where most workers are coming from) . Hands on approach can typically make more difference then overly complicated architectural drawings.

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Pictures from a place making hand made tiles.

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