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Misool Eco Resort

Marit, a DTI regular, wrote us recently about her resort in Indonesia and we had to share this dreamy place with everyone. Those of you living through a terrible winter (like myself), I am warning you that the photos below might result in a few tears shed so I recommend having a tissue on hand. "Your blog has been a big inspiration to me as we've been designing our resort and home in West Papua, Indonesia. We're an eco resort in the true sense of the word, using only reclaimed wood in the construction of our 11 cottages, dive shop, restaurant, and pier. I could go on and on about that stuff, but I think the aspect that might be of most interest to you is our Water Cottages, designed by UK-born but Australian-based architect Viv Faithfull at WH Architects in Melbourne. There are 8 of them built on stilts over a tranquil lagoon."

"I designed the sideboard in the first photo and our Javanese craftsmen built it. It took 18 men to move it into place! The rattan furniture was made in one of the local villages. Together with Conservation International, we made a project to bring rattan artisans from Bali to Papua. The local villagers now have an income that doesn't rely on unsustainable exploitation of marine resources. And we have great, locally made furniture!"

*sniffle sniffle* See? I told you! Thanks so much Marit for sharing your incredible home with us. Maybe one day....

Reader Comments (18)

Ok, that's where I want to vacation!!

Wow - I'm so thrilled that eco-resorts are becoming easier and easier to find, as the hospitality industry is typically so damaging. I'm really inspired by this beautiful resort!!!! Hmmmm.... destination wedding maybe? Thank you for sharing,

30 Jan 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPure Green

Oh my.. you are killing me.

30 Jan 2009 | Unregistered Commenterpurple area

omigoodness, that is just gorgeous!! it's probably insanely expensive though... :(

30 Jan 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Yeah I cried...

30 Jan 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Oh. My. God.

30 Jan 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJoanna

I need to get out of this NYC cold bad!

holy holy. that place is divine!

I've been trying to make it to the Caribbean. This is broadening my horizons.

30 Jan 2009 | Unregistered Commenterkim

You've got to go! This part of the world is so amazing and so unspoilt. Congratulations Marit! Your resort is stunning!

30 Jan 2009 | Unregistered Commentermidcenturyjo

Wow. Absolutely incredible. Well, add another one to my dream vacation list...

31 Jan 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCourtney

That's just not right. Hand me that box of tissues, Kim.

31 Jan 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPeggy

Sorry Peggy but I used the entire box!

31 Jan 2009 | Unregistered Commenterkim.

My heart is racing.. this place is beyond dreamy...

Thanks (?????) for sharing.



i hope one of my writers will cover this this week so more people can suffer

1 Feb 2009 | Unregistered Commenterrachael

OMG... I soooooooooooooo want to go there! GORGEOUS!!!!!!!! I will pack my pink luggage and be ready to go in a minute!

3 Feb 2009 | Unregistered CommenterFifi Flowers

I'm headed your way in less than two weeks (depart Seattle 2/18) - can you tell I'm anxious??? Dove yesterday with my travel & dive buddy in Puget Sound, topside it was a balmy 43 degrees, 45 degress in the water. I can already feel the sun!

8 Feb 2009 | Unregistered CommenterThe HR Guy

The grey sky hanging over my Belgian head is slowly hitting me - I need to get out of here! This is gorgeous! I could bring my computer over there and work from there no? Hm! Let's check!

Thanks for sharing this piece of paradise!

15 Feb 2009 | Unregistered CommenterElfya

Oh! Absolutely beautiful! Thank you for posting this! I want to share this on my blog. I currently live in Bali Indonesia but haven't made it to Papua yet.....what a beautiful place to stay. I'll have to check out her website for room pricing! Thanks again!

27 Jun 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnna

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