Tony Gwilliam is an architect and author of Far From Boring – a book about his life and work in the fields of sustainable living and ecologically-friendly architecture.
We moved to Bali end of 2019, just before the pandemic hit. During our very first road trip across the island, we met Tony Gwiliam in Padangbai, who showed us the GHome prototype there. We instantly knew that if we were ever to build a home on the island, it would be a GHome.
GHome Prototype at Montezuma, Costa Rica, tight steep site, views of ocean. trampoline floors, different walls and plan.
GHome Prototype at Bloo Lagoon Eco Village, re-using steel structure from first prototype, with addition of curved metal roof, trampoline floors, different walls and plan.
This house is very simple, it’s design as a tool for people who really want to work with the planet, with each other and with nature. I think the function of humans is very much to do with being creative and having some sort of spiritual base. So this house is really is a creative studio for dancers, writers, sculptors, ceramicist, anyone who creates, whatever they are creating. They can be creating virtual reality experiments, and it’s very flexible, so it can be use in many different ways. It also act as a stage or theater, so you can open up the walls and do performance in here.
In September 2017 Tony Gwilliam, the owner, and architect of the Bloo Lagoon Eco Village in Bali, Indonesia, invited artist Roger White Stoller to be part of their artist-in-residence program. During that month Roger worked with some of the Master Carvers in Mas Village, the wood carving capital of Bali. In this collaboration, Roger designed patterns in California that were later translated into wood carvings.