Elora Hardy, with the help of other few people from Bali, spent five years to construct sustainable bamboo houses in Bali, Indonesia.
Hardy left her successful career in New York Fashion industry to create such and inspiring sustainable homes using the sustainable material, bamboo. Elora was inspired by her father who used bamboo for all of the buildings on campus.
Bamboo has the compressive force of concrete, the strength-to-weight ratio of steel, and is one of the fastest-growing plants in the world. Damage from insects and moisture are its primary weaknesses, but if treated, bamboo structures can last a lifetime.
Hardy uses boron, which occurs naturally in nature, to treat the bamboo and make it indigestible to insects.
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