A rejuvenating stay closer to nature
For travelers who want to reconnect with nature, ‘La Mainson du Banian’ the Banian tree house is a must.
Nestled in the heart of the tropical vegetation, under the foliage of a wide banian tree, the ecolodge is perfectly integrated into nature and offers the incredible sensation of living at the Robinson Crusoe at 12 kilometers south of Port Vila, the capital of Vanuatu.
A welcoming place, Zen and in harmony with nature
Very successful, the construction allows to live closer to nature while enjoying the standard comfort.
The interior design and the hand-crafted decoration reflect the owner’s desire to look after its guests and to welcome them in a Zen place, welcoming and in harmony with nature.
Located at a height of about ten meters, the room is accessible by a wooden staircase and offers this extraordinary sensation of living among the foliage and the roots of the tree.
What a luxury to wake up in the middle of the trees with the rays of the sun and the cries of parrots, nautous, kingfishers, parakeets and other green pigeons.
The images, the sounds, the smells, and the sweet feeling of living in the open in nature, all the senses are awake!
An invitation to discover and relax
A team of artisans’ Ni-Vanuatu built the house without cutting a single root, managing to integrate the dwelling within the inextricable labyrinth and centenary of immense roots.
A staircase goes up to the heart of the century-old liana to reach the room opened on the canopy, open to the dream, to the birds that cross it at dawn and the sun’s rays playing buff-run from one tree to another of the enchanted forest.
A heart of large stones throne in the middle of living room open on the undergrowth, for grilling, accompanied by succulent pan of vegetables from the garden that Odile cooks every night for his guests. Cooking recipes created over the years of a life spent in the tropics, to survey the markets of the islands of Oceania.
The breakfasts, included in the price of the night, are composed of salad and fresh fruit juice of the garden, home-made jams and cakes and wholemeal bread, raw eggs from the chicken coop to cook oneself, tea of the garden and coffee cooked on the fire.
Beautiful, the garden created with plants brought back from Odile’s travels from one end to the other of the archipelago is an invitation to discover and relax.
Realization of a child’s dream
‘La Maison du Banian’ the Banian tree house, was born from the realization of a girl’s dream of one day having a house ‘like Tarzan’ in a tree. This idea never left Odile Guiomar who, having scoured the South Seas for 20 years, decided to leave the ocean for another life in the forest, in Vanuatu, where she has lived for 10 years and where she has realized his childhood dream.
Share the kindness of Ni-Vanuatu and the serenity of the valley
Today, Odile is part of a community in Ni-Vanuatu that ‘made her a place in a forest corner’. The owner of the Banian House never tires of the beauty of the place and the serenity that emanates from this valley and appreciates every day the warmth and kindness of its neighbors.
At the same time, she works as a trainer at a vocational school to learn how to manage a tourist structure in the Vanuatu Islands.
She has written a short collection: La Maison du Banian —Cooking Islands to Conte d’Auteur.
Odile wishes to share this serenity with her guests and offers them to discover beyond the experience of the House of Banian, another way of life; Yoga classes, meditation, dancing and singing, local cooking classes can be organized on a request… An invitation to the heart of Vanuatu’s magnificent nature and the rich culture of its people.
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