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PRE-FABRICATE with a soul

Traditional timber-framed Javanese houses that are pre-fabricated and reinvented to fit your dream.  The antique exterior framework remains intact with the interior elements open to customizing to your unique desires with modernized design features. Each house is structurally sound, flexible, breathable, and very adaptable in hot and wet climates.

Joel has been living and traveling to Bali for several years now.  Immediately smitten by the culture and the people, he has created a close bond with the traditional Balinese culture, to build a strong network within its community. Furthering his admiration for this part of the world, he explored the neighboring islands of Indonesia. 

 

It is through his passion for travel, culture, and design, that he is now offering this unique product to others. Work with Joel, alongside his on-site team to bring your dream to a reality. 

TIMBRE- FRAMED HOUSES STYLES

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Limasam 

In the history of Java, limasan was usually possessed by higher-status families. The house is traditionally a four-post structure.  the extension is formed by adding a pair of extra posts at each gable end. Above, the house is covered with hip roofing formed by rafters, usually of timber, that expand from the end of the ridge board to the outer posts. The extended sheet roof style features a trapezoidal longitudinal section and five roof ridges, rendering a pyramidal shape from top to down, hence the name limasan. 

Joglo

Joglo is a type of traditional vernacular house of the javanese people. The word joglo refers to the shape of the roof. in the highly hierarchical javanese culture, the type of the roof of a house reflects the social and economic status of the owners of the house; joglo houses are traditionally associated with javanese aristocrats.The joglo roof is the most complex of all Javanese roof types

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Gladak

These are usually teak wood that is over 100 years old. It is used to store crops, most often rice.They are built high on pillars, which allows good aeration for drying

Tongkonan

Dominating the entire structure is the saddleback roof with gables that are dramatically upswept. The internal space is small in comparison with the overwhelming roof structure that covers it. Interiors are typically cramped and dark with few windows, however, most of daily life is lived outside the homes, with interiors simply intended for sleeping, storage, meetings, and occasionally protection.

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THE PROCESS

The process begins at my warehouse in Klaten, Java,  It is from here that I receive photos of the neighboring timbre-framed housing that is available.  Alongside my team, we head out into the countryside and towns to meet the locals and personally check out the houses. We are selective in our approach to choose ones that are in good shape and well maintained.

Next, we dismantle the house, piece by piece, and transport them to the warehouse to be rebuilt. We clean, organize and check all the wood to make sure that it is teak. If it isn’t, we search the area for the same wood so that the house is solely built from the same type.  Only under special circumstances or upon request from clients do we use a different type of wood other than teak.  

Then we begin the architectural designs and floor plans for the re-fabrication of the house.  After this, we rebuild the houses in the warehouse.  Once the house is fully completed, we make all the measurements for each section.  Numbering each of the parts, to make the final plans to be re-built in the future.  It is then dismantled, and ready to be purchased. 

 

These houses can be then shipped worldwide. Placed in shipping containers. Upon purchase, you will be sent the architectural designs, with numbers to be re-built.  

For further inquiries please contact Joel via WhatsApp - 1+514-991-7722

VISUAL JOURNEY

EXPLORATION & DISCOVERY 

 

The hunt and selection of antique timbered framed houses. 

Re-building/ furbrished

Wood is transported back to the warehouse, and the rebuilding of the framework begins.