A RESEARCH PAPER: OMUNITY A SUSTAINABLE-HOMESTAY IN BALI INDONESIA
This article presents a discussion on the practice of sustainability through the conservation of traditional and community heritage carried out at OMunity Bali located at Sudaji village in Bali, Indonesia which contributes to sustainable living on Earth through tourism. This qualitative study combined in-depth interview, observation, and documentation as data collecting methods. The data sources are: articles published on OMunity Bali, local community members, the guests, the staff running the OMunity, Zanzan the founder and manager, in addition firsthand information was obtained by visiting the premises. Within the global sustainable development schema inclusive of sustainable tourism, four seminal principles are used in assessing the OMunity, which include: holistic planning, protecting the ecology, the biodiversity and the heritage, and lastly sustainability for future. Rooted from the notion of sustaining the family heritage and the community values, the Omunity eco-homestay has simultaneously practiced the global sustainable principles; that follow a logic sequence started from the development stage up to the current operation. Using local materials, applying local values, and family heritage during the development stage and operation, OMunity has participated in implementing the global concept of sustainability. Even, during the challenging pandemic period, OMunity cautiously participates in the rising of tourism in Bali, becomes a pioneer in starting the economic activities in the village, creating the future to step beyond the stage of non-activities in surviving the pandemic.