One of the more fascinating Ted Talk I’ve heard/seen recently, which touches on a question I always ask myself whenever I go back home to the Philippines: “Why do we build concrete blocks for houses when there are other natural alternatives?”

Elora Hardy and her team are building bamboo houses in Bali, Indonesia that are sturdy, innovative and aesthetically pleasing to look at. In so doing, they have revived an ancient tradition of building using material that will grow back.

Listen to Elora Hardy’s talk and be inspired.