The building adjacent to our guesthouse in Bali is owned by a local church. From afar, its majestic columns and polished tile stand in stark contrast to the rice fields that surround most of the island’s interior. Much like Bali itself though, there are constant reminders that this is purely aesthetic. Small rodents call this building home, and share the space with roaches and a family of birds, who disappear into the light fixtures each night. This duality is essentially why we chose Bali as our project location.