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. Designed by German architect Walter Wagner, with interiors by Marco Scarani and Susan Colley, the three new villa residences are all ‘Sumbanese’ in style and will feature traditional touches including beautiful local carvings, antiques and Ikat prints.
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.
Mamole is a unique, whimsical and spacious 3-bedroom tree house complex, elevated on wooden stilts between Nihiwatu’s ancient trees. The tree-house configuration has been designed for the fun-hearted, adventure lover and is perfect for families, groups of friends or honeymoon romance.
Mamole has the best view of the beach and brings the outdoors in. Two of the two-storey, circular villas offer a lounge area on the entry level, with the bedroom, bathroom and balcony on the upper level. A bamboo bridge connects the two tree-houses and a shared infinity pool with lounging deck features on the front. The main Mamole Tree House includes a private infinity pool and large living area with bathroom on the entry level, and upstairs, a bedroom with a bathroom, balcony and connecting bridge to the main outdoor bathroom.
Although each offers something different, the new villas all epitomise responsible, understated luxury reflecting the simplicity and beauty of Sumbanese architecture, allowing the wild natural surrounds to take centre stage.
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