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Best Pizza in Lombok

Looking for the best pizza in Lombok? Look no further; we have compiled a short guide to what’s on offer around Kuta Lombok within walking distance from Villa Amani.

Whether you’re craving carpaccio or sipping a margarita, the small seaside town in south Lombok has something for everyone.

Mama Pizza from Kuta Lombok


The newest restaurant on the scene here in Kuta Lombok, Mama Pizza, has just opened its doors. Mama Pizza is already famous for its restaurant on Gili Air, and it is widely regarded as one of the best pizzas in Indonesia.

Known for its trademark sourdough pizzas baked in a traditional brick oven, the restaurant has grown popular in Lombok and Bali because of the quality of its food and service.

Located in the old Patio Restaurant building opposite the Breakery, this restaurant serves a large range of pizzas, including marinara, margarita peperoni, and many available extra toppings such as burata cheese, bacon, and salami.

Widely rumored to be the best pizza restaurant in Lombok, it’s definitely worth a try.

It’s also only a couple of minutes’ walk from Villa Amani.

Directions
https://goo.gl/maps/xAEXARWzJkecb9WK9

best Pizza in Lombok

Sapori Italian Restaurant


Sapori Italian restaurant opposite rocksalt has been on the scene for a while and offers a wide variety of Italian food as well as a good selection of pizzas.

It is run by an Italian and will not disappoint, so give it a try; it is also available for takeout.

Directions
https://goo.gl/maps/dALQiMD3jc9QGoG77

Best Pizza

Terra


Want something a little different? Then try out the vegan restaurant Terra, which uses exclusively plant-based ingredients.

Although this may be a little off-piste for some of you, it’s definitely worth a try if you’re looking for some healthy, nutritious alternatives in a very creative fashion.

Directions
https://goo.gl/maps/L4NHu9dVPL2GRn7E6

 

Bush Radio

The legendary morning coffee shop and restaurant, also unbeknownst to some, has a great pizza menu and has been operating for a number of years now, solidly throughout the pandemic.

If you’re looking for a great pizza in a cool environment, then Bush Radio is definitely worth checking out; their coffee and beer selections are also great.

Directions
https://goo.gl/maps/zsFW8DNMEMpfevza7

Well, that about wraps it up for our review, and if it’s not on the list then it’s not worth looking at. However, if you find something interesting, let us know!

Pizza

Concerning Villa Amani Kuta Lombok

Villa Amani in Kuta Lombok is arguably one of the best villas in Lombok due to its central location, beautiful tropical design, and most importantly, secluded privacy and excellent team members to ensure your stay is both memorable and enjoyable.

To ensure Villa Amani is the best villa in Lombok, we have worked to ensure the property is perfectly designed and meticulously maintained, and we have created a number of community-led experiences for guests to enjoy.

Villa Amani’s location allows guests to walk into the town center and enjoy all the local amenities, but they also have close proximity to some of the best beaches and activities the island has to offer.

And when guests stay in Villa Amani, the best villa in Lombok, they can rest assured that we do all we can to ensure the villa is both sustainable, stylish, and welcoming.

For more information, contact us here.

Wedding venues in Lombok

The tropical paradise of Lombok is the perfect place to host your wedding or special occasion at one of the many wedding venues in Lombok.

Wedding venues in Lombok

A destination wedding is a great way to bring friends and family from around the world together and combine a holiday with a special occasion.

Lombok hosts a number of excellent locations for weddings and events, including small private gatherings in natural settings or in hotels, clubs, or restaurants.

The access to Lombok through international air or via boat or car from Bali makes it the most convenient location.

Kuta Lombok hosts numerous accommodations and amenities to support your wedding or gathering, such as florists, organizers, and catering services.

Weddings at Villa Amani Lombok

Villa Amani is the perfect location for hosting a small wedding, and we work with other villas in the Niyama complex to accommodate up to 30 guests in total.

The villa itself has 600 m2 of space that can be utilized for ceremonies and gatherings.

We work with some of the island’s best chefs and suppliers to ensure the best ingredients and produce.

Weddings in Indonesia are not complex, and there are a variety of options for foreigners to authenticate the ceremony.

For more information, contact our team, who can assist you with wedding planning and accommodations.

Villa Amani Kuta Lombok

Villa Amani in Kuta Lombok is arguably one of the best villas in Lombok due to its central location, beautiful tropical design, and most importantly, secluded privacy and excellent team members to ensure your stay is both memorable and enjoyable.

To ensure Villa Amani is the best villa in Lombok, we have worked to ensure the property is perfectly designed and meticulously maintained, and we have created a number of community-led experiences for guests to enjoy.

Villa Amani’s location allows guests to walk into the town center and enjoy all the local amenities, but they also have close proximity to some of the best beaches and activities the island has to offer.

And when guests stay in Villa Amani, the best villa in Lombok, they can rest assured that we do all we can to ensure the villa is both sustainable, stylish, and welcoming.

For more information, contact us here.

Surfing in Lombok

Surfing in Lombok is one of the key reasons the island has become so popular in recent years: crystal-clear water, excellent swell, and uncrowded breaks for all levels of surfers.

Surfing in Lombok

 

There are too many locations in Lombok to list in order to serve everyone, but the majority of waves are found on the island’s southern and south-western sides.  Some great waves are also found in the north around Sengiggi and Gili Trawangan but depend on conditions and swell.

The south boasts numerous beaches close by the town of Kuta, including Air Guling, Seger, Tanjung Ann, Mawi, and Gerupuk.

Further along the coast, you have countless waves of varying degrees of difficulty all the way up to the world-class wave at Dessert Point.

While Dessert Point is often accessed via boat, the other waves in Lombok are easily accessible by car or bike, although some require a bit of a drive, but you’re rewarded by often empty conditions.

Best Surfing in Lombok

Lombok’s best surfing season

 

You can surf in Lombok all year, and there are many different options, from beach breaks to point breaks that work in all conditions; we recommend simply checking the magic seaweed before you go out.

Intermediate to expert surfers The wet or rainy season is generally the best time to visit between October and April, but conditions are great all year round; we just need to seek them out.

The dry season has a lot to offer; this is when waves like Mawi and Dessert Point work best. These spots are blessed with offshore winds and a bigger swell in the dry season, which will deliver some nice hollow barrels.

If you aren’t looking for barrels, you can surf the more protected spots in Ekas, Gerupuk, and Tanjung Aan on the less windy days.

Learn to Surf in Lombok

Learning to surf


There are many surf camps and surf teachers around Kuta and the wider area, and the team at Villa Amani will happily arrange for you to connect with a variety of operators and make your choice. Usually everything you need is included in the fee, such as board rental, transport, and any additional fees.

We will update our list of surf camps and instructors shortly for a truly wholesome surfing experience.

Here are some of the operators who have received positive feedback from our guests in the past:

Xanadu Surf Camp
Visit Lombok.
Lombok’s Kura Kura

Concerning Villa Amani Kuta Lombok

Villa Amani in Kuta Lombok is arguably one of the best villas in Lombok due to its central location, beautiful tropical design, and most importantly, secluded privacy and excellent team members to ensure your stay is both memorable and enjoyable.

To ensure Villa Amani is the best villa in Lombok, we have worked to ensure the property is perfectly designed and meticulously maintained, and we have created a number of community-led experiences for guests to enjoy.

Villa Amani’s location allows guests to walk into the town center and enjoy all the local amenities, but they also have close proximity to some of the best beaches and activities the island has to offer.

And when guests stay in Villa Amani, the best villa in Lombok, they can rest assured that we do all we can to ensure the villa is both sustainable, stylish, and welcoming.

For more information, contact us here.

Best beach clubs in Lombok

Are you looking for the best beach club in Lombok? Then look no further. Welcome to our comprehensive guide to the best beach clubs in Lombok.

South Lombok Beach Clubs

With most of the bars and clubs historically located in Sengiggi and the Gili Islands, Lombok was never known for its nightlife compared to neighboring Bali.

However, in recent years, the booming development of South Lombok and the newfound attention due to its crystal clear water and epic natural scenery have created a burgeoning beach club scene.

With a young surf culture and visitors wishing to strike a balance between a relaxing beach holiday, getting close to nature, and engaging in outdoor activities, Lombok is the perfect destination.

Beach Clubs Lombok

Kuta Lombok


Kuta Lombok is the unofficial center of the south and contains within a small fishing village many great little cafes, bars, and restaurants, some of which are open quite late into the evening.

From Kuta, you have fast and convenient access to some of the islands’ best new beach clubs, with some being planned even on the local Kuta Mandalika beach.

For more information on restaurants and bars in Kuta, click here to read our recommendations.

Segara Lombok

 
An idyllic little property is located about 20 minutes away from Kuta Lombok in the village of Torok and is the perfect location to relax in peace and quiet with a very understated, low-key beach club vibe.

The food is a mixture of western and Indonesian versions, and the quality of both the food and drinks is exceptional. Segara is located on Serangan Beach, which is a beautiful white sand beach that allows for surfing and swimming if supervised.

The property also has a large swimming pool and beautiful coconut trees in the garden, so it is perfect for families to relax and enjoy.

For more information, visit their website here.

Lombok beach clubs

Amber Lombok

Located just down the road from Segara, Amber has a large restaurant and direct beach access with amazing views and a long white sand beach.

The food is modern Australian, and the bar has a good selection of international alcohol and beers.

It’s a great location for parties, and despite being quite a drive, it’s worthwhile to visit for an afternoon relaxing on the beach.

For more information, visit their website here.

BARA

Technically not a beach club, but with probably the best menu and food on the island, Bara is a new day club that has opened right in the center of Kuta Lombok.

Bara has a very cool vibe with a large swimming pool and resident DJ, and it serves excellent food and drinks with exceptional bakery and grilled foods.

They also have numerous events on the weekly calendar and a great monthly Sunday brunch that is excellent value.

The fact that this is in the center of town is very convenient, and this would be our definitive recommendation for the best food and atmosphere in town.

For more information, visit their website here.

Amani Villa Kuta Lombok

Villa Amani in Kuta Lombok is arguably one of the best villas in Lombok due to its central location, beautiful tropical design, and, most importantly, secluded privacy and excellent team members to ensure your stay is both memorable and enjoyable.

To ensure Villa Amani is the best villa in Lombok, we have worked to ensure the property is perfectly designed and meticulously maintained, and we have created a number of community-led experiences for guests to enjoy.

Villa Amani’s location allows guests to walk into the town center and enjoy all the local amenities, but they also have close proximity to some of the best beaches and activities the island has to offer.

And when guests stay in Villa Amani, the best villa in Lombok, they can rest assured that we do all we can to ensure the villa is both sustainable, stylish, and welcoming.

For more information, contact us here.

Best Villa in Lombok

Are you looking for the best villa in Lombok to enjoy your stay on the beautiful tropical island of Lombok? Then look no further!

Visiting Lombok

Lombok Island is only a twenty-minute flight from Bali and boasts awe-inspiring natural scenery, rich cultural diversity, and some of the best beaches, mountains, and surf in the world.

For many years, Lombok has been known for the five-star resort hotels and independent villas found along its north-eastern coast, namely in Senggigi as well as the three Gili Islands to its north.

In the last five years, Lombok has developed, and a more independent, boutique style of accommodation can be found along the south coast, in and around Kuta and Selong Belanak.

South Lombok

The south of Lombok offers a more natural and unscripted experience, with arguably far nicer beaches and a less developed and more natural feeling to the area.

South Lombok also attracts a younger European clientele, and because of this, it is host to many wonderful international restaurants, cafés, and coffee shops for tourists and locals to enjoy.

When searching for the best villa in Lombok, there are many options and many locations worth considering; however, it is our opinion that Kuta in south Lombok is both strategically and conveniently the best location to enjoy your holiday.

Since the airport moved from the north of the island to the south, Kuta is only a short drive from the International Praya Airport.

The close proximity to the airport and ferry ports makes the south of Lombok very easily accessible and convenient, especially now that international flights are flying directly to the airport.

The best villa in Lombok


Villa Amani in Kuta Lombok is arguably one of the best villas in Lombok due to its central location and beautiful tropical design.  Most importantly is Villa Amani’s secluded privacy and excellent team members to ensure your stay is both memorable and enjoyable.

To ensure Villa Amani is the best villa in Lombok, we have worked to ensure the property is perfectly designed and meticulously maintained, and we have created a number of community-led experiences for guests to enjoy.

Villa Amani’s location allows guests to walk into the town center and enjoy all the local amenities, but they also have close proximity to some of the best beaches and activities the island has to offer.

And when guests stay in Villa Amani, the best villa in Lombok, they can rest assured that we do all we can to ensure the villa is both sustainable, stylish, and welcoming.

For more information, contact us here.

World Superbikes Lombok 2022

World Superbikes Lombok 2022 will be held in Kuta Lombok.

We look forward to welcoming riders and spectators back for World Superbikes Lombok 2022 after the success of last year’s WorldSBK event in Kuta Lombok and the incredible MotoGP race in 2021.

With this iconic track in Kuta Lombok, get ready for World Superbikes Lombok 2022, the pinnacle of the racing calendar in the beauty of Lombok.

We have put together some information to help you make the most of the racing weekend.

When is the event in Kuta, Lombok?

The whole event date

November 11-13, 2022

The main event (race day)

November 13, 2022

Where is the event taking place in Kuta Lombok?

Address:

Mandalika Street Circuit
Mandalika
Indonesia

World Superbikes On-Site Helpline:

+44 7973 748591

Travel tips and things to do in Kuta Lombok:

Try some of Kuta Lombok’s restaurants. Click here for more information.

Learn how to get to Kuta Lombok by boat, plane, or car by clicking here.

Learn to surf at one of the amazing surf beaches in Lombok. Click here for more information.

Check out some other activities to do while you are in Kuta Lombok; click here for more information.

The best places for breakfast before the race can be found here.

Click here to see some other places to visit when you’re in Lombok.

Want to relax? then visit this page to see the best beaches in South Lombok.

Trip advice

From Singapore and Malaysia, you can take a direct flight to Lombok International Airport, which is located not too far from Mandalika. Flights are also available from various major cities in Indonesia, such as Jakarta, Surabaya, and Bali. From Jakarta, the flight will take about 2 hours, while from nearby Bali, it will only take about 30 minutes.

You can get a taxi at the airport or arrange a private pickup through us. Car rental is also an option; our hotels have ample parking.

From Bali, you can also take a ferry from Padang Bai Harbor to Lembar Harbor in Lombok. From there, you can take a bus or a taxi to Mandalika, which will take about 2–3 hours.

For more information about the race and the World Superbikes in Lombok, visit the website.

https://www.worldsbk.com

A guide to the Best food from Lombok

Indonesia is well known for its wide diversity of culture, customs, and people, and this is wholesomely represented in its food and dining culture.

Sate Rembiga Lombok best food

Lombok is no exception, and we have put together a list of the best local foods in Lombok that you must try.

1. Plecing Kangkung

One of the most appetizing Lombok specialties you must taste is Plecing Kangkung, and it is definitely recommended for all vegetable and seafood lovers. This spicy water spinach salad has a limp look but a crunchy texture. The blanched veggies are topped with a chili and shrimp paste dressing, grated coconut, garlic, deep-fried peanuts, and lime juice.

Taliwang H. Moerad’s House

Address: Jl. Pelikan, Pejanggik, Kec. Mataram, Kota Mataram, Nusa Tenggara Barat

Opening Hours: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Ayam Taliwang Lombok

2. Ayam Taliwang

Ayam Taliwang is a traditional Indonesian grilled chicken dish.Yet, what makes it unlike other Indonesian grilled chicken is the main ingredient, or “ayam kampung,” meaning chicken from the village—it usually tends to be smaller, juicier, and more organic than the rest. The fowl is covered in “taliwang” sauce, made of shrimp paste, garlic, lime juice, chilies, salt, and candlenuts. Gobble it up while it’s still hot.

Rumah Makan Taliwang

Address: Jl. A. A. Gede Ngurah No. 26, Cakranegara Timur, Cakranegara, Kota Mataram

Opening Hours: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.

3. Sate Bulayak

What distinguishes this beef satay from other skewered dishes is its companion, known as Bulayak.It’s a type of compressed rice cake wrapped in palm leaves with an elongated shape. This special dish is served with a spicy coconut milk sauce. There are plenty of vendors selling this food; however, the one in Taman Suranadi is highly recommended.

Sate Bulayak Suranadi

Address: Suranadi, Narmada, West Lombok Regency, West Nusa Tenggara

Opening Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

4. State Rembiga

Sate Rembiga has been popular since the Pejanggik royal family, in Rembiga Village, introduced it to the public. This typical dish is made of marinated diced beef, skewered, and then grilled over hot charcoal. The blend of spicy and sweet flavors whets everyone’s appetite. Enjoy it with either steamed rice or compressed rice cake.

Warung Sate Rembiga Utama

Address: Jl. Wahidin Sudirohusodo No. 5, Rembiga, Selaparang, Kota Mataram

Opening Hours: 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.

5. Ares

It might sound bizarre to hear that banana stems can be turned into a delicious meal—but  that’s how Ares is made. This dish is commonly found in wedding ceremonies and religious festivals, and it is a type of curry in which beef, chicken, and fish are all included. The meat is simmered together with coconut milk and some aromatic herbs, such as galangal, ginger, and turmeric.

Lombok Waroeng Ares

Address: Jl. Raya Senggigi No. 18, Meninting, Batu Layar, Kabupaten Lombok Barat

Opening Hours: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

6. Sate Ikan Tanjung

Sate Ikan Tanjung is so named because it originates from Tanjung, a district of North Lombok. Ground fish, mostly tuna, is mixed with galangal, coconut milk, lemongrass, chilies, garlic, and kaffir lime leaves, then pressed onto a bamboo stick and grilled over smoldering coal. You should go in the afternoon or evening to find vendors selling this seafood dish.

Sate Ikan Khas Tanjung

Address: Jalan Raya Tanjung, Sokong, Tanjung, Sokong, Tanjung, Kabupaten Lombok Utara

Opening Hours: 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Nasi Puyung Lombok

7. Nasi Puyung

Nasi Puyung is basically steamed rice; it’s usually accompanied by several traditional dishes, such as Ayam Suwir (shredded chicken cooked with lemongrass, chilies, and shrimp paste), Kering Kentang (crispy fried potato slices), Tumis Kacang (sauteed string beans), and sambal (spicy hot sauce). Add some fried soy beans for the garnish, and you have the perfect meal.

Inaq Esun Nasi Balap Puyung

Address: Jl. Raya Puyung, Puyung, Jonggat, Kabupaten Lombok Tengah

Opening Hours: 8 a.m. to 2 a.m.

8. Bebalung

“Bebalung” means “animal bone,” and this dish is made from either goat or cow ribs. This soupy meal is available during cultural festivals and always overshadows other Lombok specialties. The ribs are stewed with tamarind leaves, garlic, shallots, ginger, galangal, salt, and pepper. It is served hot with steamed rice, lime juice, and spicy hot sauce (sambal).

Warung Bebalung Sapi

Address: JL Surenadi Narmada, RT. 01, Narmada, Lembuak, Mataram, Lombok Barat

Contact numbers: +62 879-1796-3331

9. Ikan Bakar Pantai Nipah

One of the greatest ways to enjoy an exotic Lombok beach is by having a bite of Ikan Bakar Pantai Nipah, which is a special grilled fish found on Nipah Beach. The fish is marinated in varied seasonings, such as lime juice, garlic, chilies, ginger, and sweet soy sauce, then grilled over hot coals. Other variations include squid and shrimp, and you shouldn’t miss out on any of these fine meals.

Ikan Bakar Pantai Nipah

Address: Pemenang, Kabupaten Lombok Utara

Opening Hours: 24 hours

10. Beberuk Terong

Are you an eggplant lover? If so, try Beberuk Terong, a tasty dish that comes in two types: raw and cooked. The raw version is normally devoured with spicy tomato sauce and chopped string beans, while the cooked version is usually roasted, shredded, and topped with spicy sambal. It’s good to eat it with steamed rice, Plecing Kangkung, and Ayam Taliwang.

Kerandangan: Ikan Bakar, Sate Bulayak, and Pelecing Kangkung

Address: Jl. Raya Senggigi No.16, Senggigi, Batu Layar, Kabupaten Lombok Barat

Opening Hours: 4 p.m. to 12 a.m.

Lombok foods are indeed worth trying.

If you are about to visit Lombok, be sure to include a culinary trip in your main itinerary. Try an assortment of delicious cuisine, from the fresh Lombok salad called Plecing Kangkung and Beberuk Terong to the tender, grilled, organic chicken known as Ayam Taliwang.

Things to do in Lombok

Lombok is an island with a variety of different landscapes and environments that yield endless things to do and explore.

Most people come to Lombok for surfing, wellness, or to explore the beaches, but there is so much more to do on this incredible island, including tracking, walking, or just soaking up the astonishing natural beauty of Lombok.

We have put together a couple of our favorite things to do when on the island of Lombok, and being located in Kuta Lombok, Villa Amani is the perfect staging point for the whole island.

Located close to the International Airport and the new Mandalika MotoGP track, Kuta has fantastic connections from both air, land, and sea.

My wife and photographer Alina Zhuravlova loves Lombok as it is a stark juxtaposition to her usual work in fashion and retail photography. We’ve compiled some of her most recent work from when we were last on the island for your enjoyment.

Lombok remains a place for inspiration and relaxation, which we hope we can share with you.

images from the top; click the links for location.

Selong Belanak beach
Sembalun Hiking
Sunset at Air Guling
beach at Segara Resort
Driving in and around Kuta Lombok
Boats at Tanjung Ann
Kuta Village
Air gulling with the tide out

So get out there and explore, and let us know what you find.

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Resort or Private Villa in Lombok

When booking holidays you’re often faced with the dilemma whether to book a resort, hotel or private villa. 

Interiors at Villa Amani in Kuta Lombok

With Kuta Lombok expanding its options of accommodation, many people are now torn about whether to look for a resort or private villa, both of which are still in relatively limited supply compared to homes and small hotels.

In this article, we hope to outline some of the pros and cons of staying in a resort or a private villa and outline some of the benefits that we offer here at Villa Amani Lombok and the Niyama Villas.

The Differences Between a Resort and a Private Villa

The difference between a resort and a villa is that a resort has everything on site—restaurants, entertainment, activities, etc. Resorts also tend to have many guests.

Villas are more private, luxury residences designed for a relaxed, intimate feeling. The number of rooms is limited, usually enough for a multi-family vacation. It is not uncommon for villas to have private pools, private balconies, and private beaches.

Something Unique

In most cases, the larger resorts are part of a larger management company, so in our experience, although there is an element of certainty, you often lose the personal touches and local elements that individual villa owners can give to their properties.

Privacy and Space

The ultimate benefit of a private villa is that you have complete privacy, and guests warrant discretionary service tailored to their needs. So if you’re looking for that perfect vacation to spend time with friends, loved ones, or family, a private villa allows you the space and peace to do this.

 
 

Tailored facilities and amenities

As resorts usually have many facilities and amenities onsite with private villas, owners and managers are often more creative in the additional facilities and amenities they can provide guests.

At Villa Amani Kuta Lombok, for example, although we have a huge pool and various fitness equipment onsite, we also offer a range of wellness and fitness activities the guests can engage in from the comfort of their villa.

food and beverage

Most resorts have restaurants on-site; private villas do not; however, in the case of Villa Amani Kuta Lombok, we are close to the town center, which has a wide variety of restaurants, cafés, and dining options.

Also, with the private villa, you have a large kitchen and entertainment area that are perfect for cooking at home, ordering takeout from the many restaurants close by, or even hiring one of our recommended personal chefs to cater.

With dietary requirements and people wishing to know more about the food, they consume the private villa, which offers a flexible and transparent approach to good, wholesome food and dining.

The final word
Obviously, there are pros and cons to staying at a resort or a private villa; however, in the case of Villa Amani and Niyama, the service model and guest offerings have been lovingly prepared to offer a more unique experience to guests.

So when booking your next holiday, instead of just another cookie-cutter hotel or resort, try something different and private and create meaningful, memorable experiences.

Girls at Villa Amani

Sustainable villa design in Kuta Lombok

From the layout of the house to the appliances you fill it with, there are many things you can do to make your home more eco-friendly.

When it comes to a new villa build, there are many things you can do to minimize the impact on the environment, from the construction to actually living in your new home.

It’s crucial to do your research and get these decisions right in the planning stages, as many things can be expensive, not to mention wasteful, to change later.

We try to incorporate as many sustainable initiatives as possible into Villa Amani Kuta Lombok, in both design and action.

Sustainable homes may be sustainable in the way they’re built, from the building materials used to the building techniques, or eco-friendly to live in—or preferably both!

We’ll look at different ideas, tips, and inspiration for designing a sustainable home.

When it comes to sustainable house design, the first thing you’ll need to do is choose the right location.

For more details, contact our friends at https://eco-mantra.com/.

LOCATION 
A few location factors can influence how eco-friendly your home and/or lifestyle will be:

Proximity to infrastructure: Installing new infrastructure and utility systems will inevitably have a huge impact on the local environment, so try to look for a site that takes advantage of existing infrastructure, unless you’re planning to go off-grid.

Proximity to transportation: sustainable house design has wider considerations than the house itself. For example, living near public transportation can help you pursue a much more eco-friendly lifestyle compared to driving your car everywhere. So consider how close your potential new home is to public transport routes, and look for a site within walking distance if possible. Walkscore is a great resource to check how walkable your new neighborhood is.

Vulnerability to natural disasters: Many regions are prone to natural disasters of one kind or another, so it’s not always possible to avoid this. However, if you build your house in an area vulnerable to flooding, earthquakes, or hurricanes, for example, make sure it is built to withstand such disasters so that it is sustainable over the long term.

MATERIALS
Building materials can be harmful to the environment in a variety of ways, from the air, water, and land pollution they generate in production to the energy required to create them.

When it comes to sustainable house design, it’s important to consider the embodied energy—the total impact of all greenhouse gas emissions created by a given material throughout its entire lifecycle—of solar panels.

Using recycled materials not only avoids many of these issues, but it also prevents these items from ending up in landfills. There is a large range of such building materials available these days, from those that were originally used for the same purpose, such as recycled tiles, to materials that have been completely repurposed, such as composite decking made from recycled plastic.

Some of the fantastic recycled building materials you’ll find to aid you with your sustainable house design and building project are:

  • Bamboo
  • Composites
  • Recycled glass countertops
  • Doors, floors, and other elements made from wood reclaimed from demolished or remodeled buildings
  • Bricks and masonry that have also been reclaimed from old buildings
  • Roof shingles made from recycled car tires
  • Landscaping soil from excavations

If you cannot find recycled materials, try to go for those that are recyclable to minimize their long-term impact on the environment.

Use locally sourced building materials; we are big on this at Villa Amani.

Another way to keep your building materials eco-friendly is to source them locally as much as possible. Transporting local materials will generate fewer emissions compared to supplies that need to come from across the country or even across the world.

This may mean adapting your design to take advantage of the amazing materials available in your area. You may need to rethink the kind of house you want, but this will give your new home an authentic, local vibe!

You may even decide to build your home in a certain location based on the local building materials that are available.

ENERGY
When drafting your sustainable house design blueprint, taking energy efficiency into account can make a huge difference to the building’s impact on the environment. Any structure with a large surface area is less energy-efficient, as the increased surface area allows more heat to escape.

Therefore, a taller and more compact house is generally more energy-efficient than a low and wide structure with the same number of square feet. Similarly, cubes and spheres are more efficient than more irregular, spread-out shapes.

APPLIANCES
An eco-friendly home goes far beyond the design, location, and building materials you use—you also need to consider the appliances you use. Sustainable house design is also about filling your home with appliances that consume less energy, which is not only better for the environment but will also greatly reduce your energy bills or let you run your home on renewable energy.

Manufacturers are now offering low-energy appliances in just about any niche you can think of, from washing machines to kitchen appliances. At a minimum, look for Energy Star-rated appliances—this should cover everything from computers and TVs to kitchen appliances and water heaters.

LED lighting is also much more energy-efficient and lasts much longer. Even though it requires a larger upfront investment, this pays itself off over time because you won’t need to change your LED light bulbs for years!

HVAC
While energy-efficient appliances can make a difference, your heating and cooling are even more important, as this is where most homes’ energy consumption comes from. Therefore, energy-efficient HVAC (heat ventilation and air conditioning) is a key part of sustainable house design.

Nature is your friend. 
To maximize the energy efficiency of your sustainable house design, it’s important to consider not only how much energy you use but also where that energy comes from. Therefore, being more energy-efficient while relying on renewable energy is a win-win for sustainability!

One of the most popular (and best) ways to power your home with renewable energy is by using solar panels. It is relatively easy to install a solar system in your home to give you free, eco-friendly energy while adding value to your home.

CONCLUSION
Sustainable house design starts from where you decide to build your home and the layout you choose, to how you power it and the insulation.

There are many ways you can make your home more eco-friendly, ranging from smaller actions such as switching out the traditional grass lawn to the kind of house you choose to build. You may choose a sustainable tiny home or prefab house, but there are plenty of other ways to make your house more environmentally friendly.