Threads Of Life


Threads of Life is associated with two accommodations in the Ubud area. The Rumah Roda Homestay offers budget accommodation behind the gallery in the heart of old Ubud. Umajati Retreat offers comfort and relaxation in two reclaimed and refurbished hundred-year-old Javanese teak-wood homes.

Rumah Roda Homestay

The Threads of Life Gallery in Ubud, Bali, is right in front of the Rumah Roda homestay and restaurant in the heart of old Ubud. Rumah Roda is home to the family that has hosted Threads of Life founders Jean Howe and William Ingram since 1992, a family Ingram wrote about in his book A Little Bit One O’clock: Living with a Balinese Family. The homestay has nine well-appointed budget-level rooms with ceiling fans or air conditioning, hot water, and free WiFi. A tasty breakfast is included and there is a small swimming pool. It is an ideal base for cultural emersion with easy access to Ubud’s many attractions, restaurants, and cultural performances.

Umajati Retreat

 The owners of Threads of Life also own the Umajati Retreat and see it as a further expression of their values of cultural continuity, environmental responsibility and sustainable livelihood. Surrounded by tranquil rice fields, Umajati is a lush garden property hosting two elegantly converted hundred-year-old Javanese teak wooden homes that provide 21st century living in 19th century houses. Each has a kitchen and several private garden spaces around a shared swimming pool. Umajati offers daily, weekly or monthly rentals hosted by Balinese house-keepers and cooks who specialize in healthy and vegetarian food. Just 10 minutes north of Ubud, in the cultural heart of Bali, Umajati grants easy access to the village’s many restaurants, spas, and cultural opportunities.

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