Sustainable Living – Bali Eco Retreat

at Bali Silent Retreat

A 3-6 month experience in a personal relationship with nature, jungle, & farming. (In a safe environment, close enough to your cozy residence, in case you change your mind.)

Select from a bizilion subjects:

  • Your curriculum.
  • Your schedule.
  • Your customized experienced.


108 ways to integrate nature & holistic living into your lifestyle with back-to-the-land basics

Decide over 6 months, what resonates with you. We’ll do our best to develop the logistics for it. You get to create your own experience.

What You Get

Housing and Food


  • 1 hr NW of Ubud at Pertiwi House (adjacent to Bali Silent Retreat),
  • ½ hectare of organic gardening space. Near the base of Mt. Batu Karu.
  • Pertiwi House is a large comfy 4 bedroom – 5 bath home on ½ hectare, with a ‘Great Room’ for cooking, dining, lounging, as well as, a large mezzanine room for yoga-meditation-meetings, etc. It’s on a hill with views of Mt. Agung to the east, Mt. Batu Karu to the north, the ocean to the south. A separate guest house is available for visiting teachers.


A private room with bathroom and mini-food facility (toaster oven and water kettle). So you can be in the privacy of your room or be social and eat with the other residents.

No Air Con. We believe that it’s Not responsible to burn coal for creating electricity for convenient temperatures. The temperatures here are cool at night — everyone has a down comforter. The temperatures in the day are hot, but usually with breezes.


1 meal/day, (from the famous Bali Silent Retreat kitchen) is delivered to Pertiwi House . You are expected to grow the rest of your food or forage it, as part of your sustainability experience. However, additional BSR meals or organic vegetable can be purchased and delivered to Pertiwi House.

Bali Silent Retreat Facilities


  • Library
  • Grounds (labyrinth, water meditation, jungle path)


  • Meals at BSR Lodge
  • Scheduled BSR Programs (yoga, meditation, agnihotra, hotsprings, temple tours etc.)

The Costs

US$2,000/month for 6 months = US$12,000.  *
Deposit of 50% is required – US$6,000.


  • Visitor Visa: initial 2 month entrance to Indonesia.  (4 additional extensions are paid by the student.
  • Project materials and transport costs for curriculum related activities.
  • Private room in a lovely group home.
  • 1 meal/day from Bali Silent Retreat famous foods kitchen.


  • Transportation to and from Bali or Bali Silent Retreat.
  • Transportation for personal activities.
  • Travel insurance, which includes hospitalization and repatriation to your home country in the event you get sick or injured.
  • International Driver’s License if you decide you want to drive.

* Scholarships available. Shared room (2 persons in 1 room) is 50% discount. Inquire about the Hidup Listari Non-Profit organization for Land Trust and Sustainable Education.


If this sort of experience resonates with you and you want to discuss it further, send an email with your WhatsApp number to with the following information:

  • Why does this 6 month experience sound attractive to you?
  • What country are you from?
  • Where have you traveled?
  • What’s your gender and age?
  • What dates might work well for you?

Sustainable Living Videos

Gathering the Greens – organic of course
Gamelan the Old Style with an Old Timer
Slow Down – Ya Move too Fast
Building with Bamboo – Kubu Bamboo
Loofah sponges for washing our dishes
Insect Sex
Insects as ART
Snake Sex
Bees Need To Be
Honey Bees
Harvesting Honey
Trigona Stingless Bee explanation by Yan Bali
Time to Change the Grass Roof
Repairing the roof alang alang style
Bufy’s Spa Day and Mud Bath
Buffalo Days are Back (old style turning the soil)
Planting Rice the Old School Way
Cooking in a Balinese Kitchen – Old Style
Fruits of the Mighty Jack
JUNGLE SYMPHONY for the fine tuned ear
Acai Harvest
Ceremony for New Banyan Tree
Odalan Happy Birthday Offering To The Temple
Here Come the Ducks