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Aoife O'Sullivan, founder of Una Bambu in Sri Lanka, talks about the origins of Una Bambu, its plans for growth and how poverty and why bamboo is one of the most ecological and wonderful materials which nature has bestowed on us.

Today I’m delighted to be joined by Aoife O’Sullivan from Una Bambu in Sri Lanka.

Una Bambu was established by Aoife and her partner Julien in 2019 following an intensive bamboo training with world-renowned developers IBUKU & Bamboo U in Bali, Indonesia, where they trained in receiving the hands-on knowledge required in working with bamboo as a construction material. Eager to bring that know-how to Sri Lanka, and addressing the rapidly growing market demands for ethical travel destinations, the company developed their UNA concept, a bamboo eco-hotel, designed in collaboration with award-winning design firm Atelier Nomadic.
The mission for UNA is that it will act as a turning point for bamboo construction in Sri Lanka, showcasing the value of locally grown bamboos, and igniting the bamboo movement on the island. In this episode Aoife talks to me about the origins of Una, the plans for growth and why bamboo is one of the most ecological and wonderful materials which nature has bestowed on us.
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That’s our show for this week. Thanks so much for your company and remember, when it comes to Climate Friendly Travel, every small step forward, is giant stride when we all step together…


Geoffrey Lipman, SUNx Co-founder