John Hardy: making ideas happen

John Hardy visioned and originally developed Green Village as he and his wife Cynthia Hardy were building Green School.


John is renown for having unconventional ideas and making them happen.


After graduating from the Ontario College of Art & Design, John set off to travel the world and settled in Bali.  In 1975, he started a small jewelry business that grew into an international company which still bears his name.


In 2007, John left the company to dedicate his time to advocating for and building a more sustainable world through education and design.  His first major project was Green School, followed closely by Green Village, where he collaborated with his daughter, Elora Hardy, and her firm IBUKU, to set the vision and design for a truly unique development.


Green Innovations, news and ideas curated by John Hardy

  • Autodesk’s Making the Future team came to Green Village
    by Green by John on September 19, 2017 at 8:16 am

    This is not an old Balinese painting, in fact it’s the latest in bamboo architecture, scanned by the incredible Autodesk team who came here to do the impossible- capture an artisan […]

  • ArchDaily talks to John Hardy
    by Green by John on September 19, 2017 at 5:39 am

    What has been developed in Bali goes far beyond just “innovative architecture” or “architecture in bamboo.” Instead, Hardy, his family, and his colleagues are attempting to […]

  • Igloos in Bali?
    by Green by John on September 19, 2017 at 4:55 am

    Winter has arrived in Bali…. The new tents at Bambu Indah– a new take on glamping in Bali. More about Bambu Indah:  Bambu Indah combines the use of restored antique houses with much […]

  • Turkmenistan Exploring
    by Green by John on September 4, 2017 at 2:36 am

    A gas rich, ex Soviet mirage in the desert. Somewhere between Las Vegas and Dubai without any sin. Definitely the strangest place I’ve ever visited in my life. Highly recommend it because […]

  • Matriarchy Now in Milk Magazine
    by Green by John on August 25, 2017 at 6:05 am

    Chiara Hardy discusses all things Matriarchy Now in an interview in Milk magazine. Firstly, as the creator of the brand, how would you define “Matriarchy Now,” and why do you feel […]

  • WATCH: The Plastic Economy
    by Green by John on August 24, 2017 at 4:18 am

    2013 TED speaker Miranda Wang founded BioCellection—a technology to enable circularity for the plastic economy. Plastic is a problem but it can also be part of the solution. The technology that […]

  • The copper artisans of Mexico
    by Green by John on July 28, 2017 at 7:51 am

    Recently had a chance to hang out in the coppersmith workshops of Santa Clara del Cobre in the mountains of Mexico. Copper has been worked in this area since pre-Hispanic times. Although the […]

  • Architectural Digest: The Hardy home in New York
    by Green by John on July 21, 2017 at 7:26 am

    Flashback to nearly ten years ago when Architectural Digest featured our New York home in the magazine. Photos taken by dear friend, Tim Street Porter. “I really hate fake everything,” […]


Some exciting new projects are currently underway at Green Village.


So, who knows?


A unique bamboo villa might be available just in time for you to buy.