Bali has become one of the most popular places in the world to build a new villa. Named the best destination in the world by TripAdvisor, Bali offers tropical living at affordable prices with world-class shopping and restaurants.
Our construction team can handle any project, from our 1-bedroom ‘hut’ villas through to large resorts and commercial properties. No project is too large or too small.
Our building and construction team are experienced and efficient. They work to the highest specifications to create stunning villas for all of our clients.
When building in Bali, there are local rules and regulations that must be followed in order to ensure legal compliance. Our team can help take care of all of the legal obligations for your new villa in Bali.
Balitecture is the leading name in property development throughout Bali. We have designed and built hundreds of villas throughout the island. For trusted and professional construction services in Bali, get in touch today!
Building in Bali
Building in Bali is cheaper than most western countries when comparing like-for-like properties. Prices are calculated per square metre of build area, with a typical villa costing $500-$1,000 (USD) per square metre. The quality of materials will incluence the cost, but most builds fall within this price bracket.
As the cost of building in Bali directly relates to the size of the villa, calculating the cost of a build will depend on the size required. Larger villas will cost more than smaller villas.
Purchasing land is another cost that most clients need to consider. Land prices vary throughout the island, with the plots in popular areas or near to beaches attracting the highest prices. Find out more about leasehold, freehold and the cost of buying land in Bali here.
When calculating the total cost of building in Bali, it is important to also consider furnishing. Larger villas require more furniture, which increases the overall construction cost. The average cost of furnishings normally ranges from $10,000 to $40,000 USD.
Our popular hut style villas start at just $49,000 USD. You can find more information about villa prices on our development page, which has a range of different build sizes from 100 sqm to 450 sqm. Our architects can also build unique villa based on your specific requirements.
Generally, when comparing similar build sizes and materials, it is cheaper to build in Bali then in most western countries. However, prices in other South East Asian countries, such as Thailand, or even other areas of Indonesia can be cheaper than Bali, but typically have a less profitable return on investment.
Land prices vary greatly throughout the island. The cheapest properties can be found along the north of the island and in rural areas, whilst popular locations such as Canggu, Seminyak and Uluwatu cost more. Beachfront villas also attract premium prices.
Yes, foreigners can buy property in Bali, but there are rules and regulations that need to be followed. Within Indonesia, foreigners can only purchase a villa under a leasehold agreement, whereas Indonesian citizens can buy freehold.
What is the difference between leasehold and freehold villas?
- Freehold: You own the rights to the land indefinitely. As a freehold owner, you can lease the property.
- Leasehold: You do not own the property, but lease it from the owner for a period of time. A lease typically lasts 25-30 years, with the option to extend.
For professional advice on the latest rules for buying and investing in Bali, we can put you in touch with local legal professionals.
We have a collection of designs and builds on our portfolio page, which provide an overview of some our past projects.
You can find a case study of a recent build called Aura Villas. This page provides a great overview of the building process, from the initial land acquisition, various stages of construction, and professional villa management to ensure the villa has high returns for our client.
It is always great to plan for the unexpected. Our Chinese tourist dump removal service is available 24 hours a day and costs $100 USD. If we manage your villa, we will add this price to your bill.
The average time to build a villa typically ranges from 6 months to 1 year. The size of a build and number of levels are primary factors in build time. Smaller builds, such as our popular hut design, can be completed in as little as 3 – 5 months.
Below is a typical timeline for one of our builds:
- Land Purchase
- Architectural Design
- Access Road Construction (if needed)
- Interior Forms
- Pool Construction
- Interior Finishing
- Furniture Installation
- Interior Design
You can view a complete timeline, along with photos, in our case study of Aura Villas.
Bali is a popular location for property investors. The tropical island has been named as the best travel destination in the world on several occasions, resulting in millions of holidaymakers arriving every year.
Whilst there are hotels available, most travellers opt for the benefits of a villa, with a private pool, tropical garden and ample space to relax. It is these short term rentals that make Bali a very lucrative location to invest in property.
Our villa management services make it easy for international buyers to invest in Bali property and minimise the workload of dealing with client communication, check-ins, laundry and property maintenance.
We have included a ROI estimation on each of our development pages, which will provide a greater insight into the expected financial returns based on different levels of occupancy. For example, The Luxe villa can achieve an annual ROI of 44% with a high level of occupancy.
The villa size you choose is influenced by a clients budget, requirements and land size.
Bigger budgets can afford a larger villa. Generally, 3 and 4 bedroom villas perform better than smaller villas as short term holiday rentals, and can result in the highest return on investment.
Not all villas are for investment purposes, as many clients build a villa as their main residence. In this case, each individual client is likely to have their own preference, whether that is more space dedicated to the master bedroom, or larger entertainment/relaxation areas.
The size of land available to build a new villa is one of the main restrictions when building a villa. Generally, villas in Bali are no more than 3 levels high, and a pool is highly recommended in the tropical heat. Our architects are experts at maximising space, and can create the perfect design for your plot.
Get in touch with our friendly team for all your construction needs.
Below are some of the most common words and abbreviations you will likely run into if you are looking to build in Bali.
- Are: A popular unit of measurement for land in Bali. 1 Are = 100 sqm.
- Leasehold: A type of property ownership where you own the rights to use land for a set timeframe.
- Freehold: Property ownership whereby you own the rights to land indefinitely.
- Rp / IDR: Indonesian Rupiah – the currency used in Indonesia. It is also common for prices to be listed in USD (United States Dollar).
If you have any questions or require additional help, please get in touch.
Balitecture provides a complete property development service, from design and villa construction through to management and maintenance.
Below are some of our services:
- Land Acquisition: Find and acquire the ideal plot of land in Bali.
- Architecture: Design the ideal villa for your specifications and land.
- Construction: Build your dream villa to high standards and a premium finish.
- Furniture: Build custom furniture to suit your villas unique style.
- Villa Management: Manage your villa to maintain a high level of occupancy and high return on investment.
- Maintenance: ongoing maintenance of your villa, pool and gardens.
Find out how we can help you design and build your dream villa in Bali. Have your questions answered with a consultation with one of our experts. No cost, obligation or requirements – just a friendly chat to discuss your requirements.
Our land acquisition team makes buying land in Bali easy! From finding the ideal plot to advising on the different purchase options, we can take care of everything.
Our architects can create a bespoke design based on your criteria. From budget 1-bedroom villas to 300 room luxury resorts, we can create the ideal design.
Ongoing maintenance of every aspect of your property, from cleaning, cooking and gardening services to successful holiday rental management.
Balitecture has 4 villa designs that can purchased off-plan and customised to your exact needs. Our in-house architects can also design your perfect villa from the ground up – let your dreams come to life!
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Regardless of what stage of your Bali property journey you are at, our team are here to help! Feel free to get in touch and find out how Balitecture can help turn your dream into a reality.