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This House Shaped Like a Bug Is Bali's Strangest-Looking Airbnb

Bali Epic Stays
by Matador Creators Apr 11, 2023

Bali has become so popular with travelers, hotels and Airbnbs are really stepping up their game to distinguish themselves from their competitors. Everyone wants to have the most Instagrammable house in Bali, which is understandable given the destination’s popularity with influencers and digital nomads working in travel. We don’t know if Manta House is the most Instagrammable, but it’s certainly throwing its hat in the ring.

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This bamboo house, when viewed head on, resembles a slightly terrifying creature — though we can’t quite pinpoint which. Looking like a treehouse inside with natural wood and bamboo construction, a luxurious pool outside with views of the Sideman Valley, this Veluvana property is both comfortable as well as pleasing to the eye (and the camera).

The Sidemen Valley is defined by its green rice fields, waterfalls, ancient temples, and bamboo huts. Not quite as touristy as the rest of the island, the valley is the perfect place for some peace and quiet. Go hiking through the rice fields, relax by a calm river, marvel at the Gembleng or Jagasatru waterfalls, or explore Sidemen Village itself.

“Veluvana is a unique bamboo house with a wonderful view of Sidemen Valley,” the Airbnb listing says, “a genuine tropical landscape with Mount Agung peak on its back. This getaway spot is a great place to bring into reality the dream adventure of the true wanderer. We invite you to feel the magnificent vibes of the entire house to escape the life that is full of drama into a journey with ultimate joy.”

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