Nihiwatu’s New Tree House Villas

  • The eco-friendly Mamole villas were built without the use of cement or bricks.

    The eco-friendly Mamole villas were built without the use of cement or bricks.

  • The main villa featuring a private pool.

    The main villa featuring a private pool.

  • A bamboo bridge connects all three villas.

    A bamboo bridge connects all three villas.

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Nihiwatu Resort, a remote abode on eastern Indonesia’s Sumba Island, has unveiled the latest addition to the property following recent renovation efforts: a three-bedroom tree house complex inspired by Sumba’s very own traditional tree houses, mamole. Called simply the Mamola Tree House, the complex is the ideal getaway for those traveling in the company of family or friends, with a bamboo bridge connecting each room and plenty of space to convene and relax. Two of the three villas feature two separate levels, the first floor being a lounge area, while the bedroom occupies the second level, complete, complete with a bathroom and a balcony. These stunning wooden villas are the works of German architect Walter Wagner and interior designers Marco Scarani and Susan Colley, who also added to the complex an infinity pool, and beautiful touches of local craft all around, such as carving, antiques, and ikat prints. Rates for the three-bedroom complex, which Nihiwatu claims offers some of the best views of the coastline in the entire resort, start at US$2,000 for three nights.

For more information, visit Nihiwatu.

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