THE AREA | CANGGU, BALI

The surrounding area

If you’re looking for a slow stay away from the hectic mess that Seminyak is, then Canggu could be just what you’re looking for. Within the past 5 years Canggu has ‘developed’ massively.  From white dirt tracks we’ve turned to smooth tarmac pavements,  plenty of western cafes, coffee stops, a few beach bars and the odd night life scene. Don’t get us wrong, the balinese culture still stands strong with endless food n drink kakilimas (stalls on wheels), local warungs serving all the local delicious dishes,  and of course the infinite spew of beaches along Canggu’s coast.

Beaches

Canggu’s beaches are mainly black sand, are world renown for their surf spots and are in the best position to sit with your sarong, a beer, and enjoy the magnificent sunsets. The yard is located just a 5 minute drive from Brawa Beach. Other beaches nearby are Batubolong, Echo Beach and Pererenan Beach.

Food n Drink | Makan dan Minum! 

You’ll find local dishes such as Nasi Campur (Rice with a mix of different things such as tempe, tofu, rendang (beef), chicken, local veggies, eggs, etc.) You’ll find that other street foods consist of fried rice, fried noodles, noodle soup, different cooking styles of meat and so on. Local dishes vary from Rp.10,000 to Rp.30,000.

When your feeling like you need to be refreshed you can go for an ‘Es Kelapa’ aka Iced Coconut, an Es Jeruk aka Iced Orange, or some other brightly coloured interesting drink kinda things. And when you feel the need for a little comfort food, you’ll find plently of western cafes dotted around. Of course the price range is higher, ranging from Rp.30,000 to Rp.100,000.

Getting Around 

Walking in Bali isn’t like walking in Europe. There’s no pavement, you’ll have motorbikes whizzing by you as you attempt to find balance in-between the got and the road, and the heat will have you sweating within minutes. It’s not exactly hell, but nor is it convenient. To enjoy your freedom, your best option for getting around is to rent a motorbike.  Scooter’s cost about RP.50,000 a day and RP.500,000 a month ($5 a day – $50 a month). If  you wear a helmet and drive slowly, it’ll all be great. There’s also a taxi point just 2 minutes from the yard, and compared to European taxi prices, it’s cheap.

 

OUR VISION

Community, Sustainability, and Authentic Travel

Farmer’s Yard is a community of travelers in Canggu, Bali. We created this space in dedication to the principles of sustainable living, and to cater to those who seek an authentic travel experience.

We work to connect visitors to Bali with local neighbors and communities, instead of separating ourselves above and away from the traditional lifestyle here. The communal energy we create is frequently changing as friends come and go. It’s an endlessly exciting experience.

Our mission is to celebrate living in harmony with the earth and each other by challenging modern conceptions of sustainability and tourism in Bali, with aspirations of sharing this vision around the world.

The Farmer’s Yard works because we practice mutual respect and reciprocity. Though we are a small and humble operation with guests from all different backgrounds, we know the secret to instant community lies in taking a genuine interest in each other, and never infringing on each other’s space.

We operate on a community model of collaboration for daily tasks, such as maintaining the permaculture garden, preparing and cleaning up after meals, and just helping each other get the most out of our time in Bali (whether it be a single day or many months that you stay with us).

Every day is a different kind of adventure here, depending on what everyone feels like doing at the time. You are welcome to pitch in with the group for shared meals, or take care of your own food requirements. 

Bali is a such a diverse place that we never get bored. More often, we just hang out in the yard at night, playing guitar, listening to music, and swapping stories. 

BLOG

Humankind has not woven the web of life.

We are but one thread within it.

Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves.

All things are bound together.

All things connect.

Come back to Kombok
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Village Wedding
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Pizza Night
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Farmer’s Yard Anniversary
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A Chilli surprise!
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Ogoh-Ogoh and Nyepi (Day of Silence)
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COMMUNITY: PEOPLE & FOOD

Please be a traveler, not a tourist. Try new things, meet new people, and look beyond what’s right in front of you. Those are the keys to understanding this amazing world we live in.

Farmer’s Yard is a hostel, and as you know a hostel is always a great place to meet people. We do not provide wi-fi, so unfortunately you’ll be forced to interact with the person beside you as you swap stories of your travels, consider others points of view and open your eyes wider than they’ve ever been.

Interacting with the locals

To make the most of your interaction with the locals, put a little time and effort into learning some of the basics of Bahasa Indonesian. It’s really a simple language, with no past and future tense, it makes it all 3 times easier. The locals REALLY do appreciate the odd Indonesian words you can slip into the conversation, even if your pronunciation  is way off. Check out our BLOG for some useful Indonesian basic phrases.

Communal Dinners

Most evenings we come together to feast on a communal dinner. Whether you’d like to do the food shopping at the local market, be the cook, or do some washing up, everyone has a role. The cost of the ingredients is divided by the amount of people taking part in the dinner.

DORMS

Staying with Us

On your stay you will have 24h full access to high speed internet and fully furnished communal  kitchen!

A bed in one of the separated or mixed gender dorms is just 125,000 rupiah (less than $10) per day including breakfast (toasted bread with home-made jam or eggs), free flow  coffee or tea.  Each of the three dorms has its own bathroom with shower and storage space.

We even have high-speed wireless internet a communal laptop we allow limited use of to guests who don’t bring their own. We’ve had guests ranging from barefoot vagabonds to digital entrepreneurs stay with us, and each has found Farmer’s Yard an enjoyable experience in their own way. 

Though there is usually at least one bed available, we do sometimes fill up to capacity, so it would be best to send us an email before you arrive and tell us how many people are travelling with you. We also have limited availability for volunteer positions for people with skills which they could contribute to the development of Farmer’s Yard. We are always in need of help from skilled electricians, carpenters, gardeners, and even marketers. By working a little each day, we’ll subsidize your stay here, including a free communal lunch.

If you want to experience Bali as a traveller, and not a “tourist”, you are welcome at Farmer’s Yard Bali. We’ll do everything we to make your experience here as comfortable and down to earth as possible.