Hideout Beehive - a Bamboo Adventure in the Midst of the Balinese Jungle
Hideout is absolutely stunning! There’s not much more to say than that. It’s impressive, different, unique. Definitely unique. Hideout Beehive is a group of three individual eco, all-bamboo houses. They’re built by a small group of very talented Balinese workers, two of them bamboo specialists.
The houses are situated right in the middle of the Balinese jungle, in Selat, just east of Sideman. It’s a hidden (not so secret anymore) retreat, perfect for anyone from solo travellers to couples to families or groups of friends who want to escape the crazy Balinese traffic, and experience an authentic, sustainable, connected-to-nature adventure.
Hideout Beehive comes with its own small pool (using only natural water from the river below), and is built in a hexagon shape with yin-yang roof and no doors at all. It’s an all-open space, 100% built from sustainable material. The floor for example is made from upcycled beer bottle caps.
According to the owners, the “house” took one year to build and now hosts four to five people at a time - Beehive basically consists of two individual houses.
I could tell straight away how much love and attention to detail went into designing the space. All the small details and amount of photo opportunities just blew me away. I just couldn’t put my camera down.
There was a game of UNO lying on the piano upstairs, organic and non-organic mosquito spray to choose from, a massive round bed with mosquito net, an amazing Hobbit-like round, rotating window leading out onto the rooftop overlooking papaya trees and the river, eggs and toast in the fridge, fresh fruit on the kitchen bench, and a stereo so you can play the right soundtrack while eating food ordered from their best Balinese “chef” who is part of the Hideout family and often cooks food for the guests staying.
He’s not officially a chef, but an amazing cook nonetheless, and since there’s not much else around in the jungle, you’re well served by ordering some of his food. I ended up ordering a couple of dishes (gado gado with rice on the side, and a pandan coconut pancake) which was more than enough to last all night and for breakfast the next day. Such a cool experience to relax on the outdoor lounge, eating home cooked Balinese food, overlooking the pool, river and trees while the sun went down.
If you’re in Bali, have a thing for bamboo like me, love supporting sustainable projects, and are up for immersing yourself in a real nature experience with many beautiful details, definitely stay at one of the Hideout houses! You’ll even get some kittens or a puppy (depending on which house you choose) to keep you company.