Vision-Built: A Sustainability Center in Indonesia

Inspired, in part, by her time as a Donella Meadows Leadership Fellow at Cobb Hill Ecovillage in Vermont, Any Sulistyowati developed a vision for her own sustainability training center and community in the forests above Bandung, Indonesia. She created this quilt of her vision during one of her Fellows workshops:

Any's Vision

Any’s Vision

Using sustainable, mostly second-hand materials, the envisioned centerpiece of her community, the KAIL House, is a reality and will be an example of how people can live a high quality of life while conserving the forest. Even before the house was fully completed, Any and her team at her NGO, Kuncup Padang Ilalang (KAIL), organized two programs for children, one systems thinking workshop and one Zero Waste Lifestyle Workshop during the past month.

Enjoy these pictures of the KAIL House being built, workshops, food and the view!

Building Process

Front

Front

Back

Back

Terrace

Terrace

Doors from Inside

Doors from Inside

Kitchen

Kitchen

Furniture from Second-hand Wood

Furniture from Second-hand Wood

Furniture from second hand wood3

Furniture from Second-hand Wood

 

Workshops

Program for Children

Program for Children

Program for Children

Program for Children

Program for Children

Program for Children

Program for Children

Program for Children

Child's Art Piece

Child’s Art Piece

Child's Art Piece

Child’s Art Piece

Systems Thinking Discussion

Systems Thinking Discussion

Systems Thinking Discussion

Systems Thinking Discussion

Zero Waste Lifestyle Workshop Participants

Zero Waste Lifestyle Workshop Participants

 

Food

Boiled Sweet Potato

Boiled Sweet Potato

Boiled Peanuts

Boiled Peanuts

Boiled Bananas

Boiled Bananas

Lunch

Lunch

 

View

KAIL House and View

KAIL House and View

Nearby Rice Paddy

Nearby Rice Paddy (KAIL House is in the upper left)

Sunset from Second Floor

Sunset from Second Floor

 

Learn more about KAIL’s plans for 2014 (in Indonesian).

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