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The Joglo is a traditional vernacular house of the Javanese. It consist of two parts; the pendopo and dalem. The pendopo is the outer section of the Joglo that have large roofed space with columns and without wall or partition. The dalem (kerangka) is traditionally the inner section with walled enclosure and rooms such as bedroom and kitchen. Pendopo is used to receive guests, reception hall and living room, while the inner dalem are more private sections of the house. The term "Joglo" is often used to refer the distinctive type of Javanese roof with rising central part of roof supported by four or more main wooden columns (saka guru). The outer row of columns with rectangular plan created expansion spaces. The roof formed a pyramid-like structure with central part are taller and steeper. It is said that the roof of Joglo is constructed to mimic a mountain. The Joglos that we offer for sale (type A thru I at the end of this page) are in average 100 years old.

Due to its age the Joglo's are of course affected by the tooth of time (wear and tear), but are still in very good condition. They are all made from Teak wood, as such deterioration is a very slow process due to the natural resistance of teak wood to termites and weather conditions. We figure that another 50 years is well possible, provided regular maintenance is carried out, say every 3 to 4 years. 


Cyclone resistance
If you intend to buy a traditional old Joglo we need to alert you that such antique building cannot be built in a cyclone prone area, unless proper structural measures are taken. The structure of an antique Joglo is not strong enough and when it is hit by a typhoon or hurricane it will disintegrate. The solution woudl be to have us prepare a structural calculation as to beef up the unit or to order a replica which will be designed by us to full cyclone rating.    

Export ban in the making
Joglos have been particularly popular with international buyers. They are still comparatively cheap to acquire and build out, as opposed to permanent concrete structures. But prices for joglos have skyrocketed in recent years, whereas the Java government has also moved to limit or even ban the export of the structures. To this end new regulations are in the making. Prices are high, because many have already been bought and brought to Bali and due to this the Javanese are now not as willing to part with those joglos that are left. The market is without a doubt overheated and Joglo prices are changing every three months. In conclusion: It is now the time to buy an antique Joglo before a total ban comes into place.

Examples of Joglo style houses.

Joglo-1 Joglo-2 Joglo-3
 Joglo-1 Joglo-2 Joglo-3


Joglo-4 Joglo-5 Joglo-6
 Joglo-4 Joglo-5 Joglo-6


Examples of Kerangka's

Joglo-7 Joglo-8 Joglo-9
 Kerangka-1 Kerangka-2 Kerangka-3


Joglo-10 Joglo-11 Joglo-12
 Kerangka-4 Kerangka-5 Kerangka-6

NOTE: All pictures shown above were copied from the free domain internet picture facility and only serve as an example.


Joglo A sold  Joglo B 1 Joglo B 1a
Joglo-A: 3.6 x 4.8 meter
Joglo-B: 8 x 6 meter
Joglo-B (interior)


 Joglo C 1  Joglo C 2  Joglo D 1
 Joglo-C: 6 x 6 meter
Joglo-C: (interior) Joglo-D: 8.20 x 6.50 meter


Joglo E 1 Joglo B 2  Joglo E 2 
 Joglo-E: 11 x 9 meter
Joglo-E (interior) Joglo-E (interior)


 Joglo F 1 Joglo G   Joglo G 1a
 Joglo F: 4 x 6 meter Joglo-G:  9 x 7 meter Joglo-G (interior)


 Joglo H a  Joglo I a  
 Joglo H: 4 x 5 meter Joglo I: 4.5 x 6.5 meter    


 Joglo J 1 Joglo J 2  Joglo J 3 
 Joglo J: 3.8 x 3.8 meter
Ideal for a small office 
Joglo-J: (interior) Joglo-J (interior)


 EXAMPLE OF HOW WE WORK OUT THE RE-ASSEMBLY DRAWINGS (below we show 3 drawings out of 11) 

Joglo front elevation  Joglo roof structure  Render Joglo C png
 General drawing
(front elevation)
Roof (rafters and purlins), each of them duly numbered Render of Joglo 



The price(s) that we will provide are based on "as is where is" and include our services for dismantling and the preparation of the re-assembly drawings (see above).  Without these re-assembly drawings it is virtually impossible to re-assemble. The assembly drawings are very detailed and easy to use, similar to the assembly manual for an IKEA © kit. The drawings are also required to obtain an export license (exempted from export tax) . The antique Joglo's use nails which we replace by screws. For building in cyclone areas we drill each and every roof tile as to enable the tiles to be screwed onto the roof battens.    

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Reviews from Bali Prefab World

"Dear Bali Prefabworld. Our container arrived a few weeks ago and we have meanwhile re-assembled the structure without any problem. All parts fitted perfectly. The instructions on the re-assembly manual with the 3-D sketches were amazingly precise. The wood is beautiful and everybody loves the fantastic carvings. No cracks no warping anywhere to be seen. The next project will be yours".
Review from: Gary Peton, Maui, Hawaii
Project: Veranda + round access steps and 3-D carved railing system for Maui, Hawaii ,
Date: 28-06-2010.
Rating: 4,5 out of 5.

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