Just outside of the town of Anserma, Colombia, is a huge multi-level house made out of bamboo. The house has been the life work of one man, Don Gonzalo, and he has opened it up to visitors to enjoy.
The Bamboo House
You wouldn’t notice it from the road – it looks like a simple home – but once you enter, it’s easy to get lost. There are plenty of sections built solely for entertainment, including a swimming pool, kid’s play room, kitchen, meeting space, an A/V room with a gigantic TV, and an area with a hanging mattress and hammocks.
The views from the house are fantastic, and being there gives you an overall peaceful feeling. It’s an incredible place to get away from it all and forget about life for a day or two.
The house features spartan bedrooms and bathrooms for overnight visitors. It’s not exactly comfortable and the occasional mosquito or moth might buzz around your head at night, but for one night it’s not a problem.
On the grounds are a football field and exotic fruit trees that Don Gonzalo would be happy to show you. You can also see the classic VW that he’s fixing up and the jeep he modified to carry the bamboo.
The house will forever be an unfinished project. Don Gonzalo has plans to add an elevator and more rooms as time and funds allow. We can’t wait to visit him again to see what his creative genius has come up with.
An overnight stay at the house costs COP$15,000 per person, with the filling of the swimming pool costing an extra COP$150,000 total (as of April 2017). Visitors must bring their own food and cook it in the large kitchen, or they can order from a restaurant in nearby Anserma and have it delivered.