We arrived in the rainy season to sunshine and about 1-2 hours rain per day. We felt extremely lucky and enjoyed the weather after leaving Denmark.
After our quarantine, we looked at loooooots of villas, trying to find our home for the next year. We quickly realised our budget needed to be raised if we wanted a villa in central Canggu OR we had to find an incredible deal with an unfurnished villa. We choose the latter, as we felt instantly in love with a villa and it's location. It needed lots of repairs after being vacant for a year (previous tenant had to fly home last January, but paid for the entire year) and it still needs a bit more repairs. It's located 10 minutes walk from the beach and central Canggu, but in a quiet area with few neighbours.
It's definitely bigger than what we were looking for, and our furniture expenses are higher too, but it felt right to both of us and the price was one of the lowest we found in that area. Sometimes you just have to follow your gut and choose what feels right, and we are sure it's gonna be beautiful once we are done decorating! We also can't wait to bring home the furniture we bought here :-)
A week before we moved in, the storms and heavy rain had been a non-stop feature in our daily lives and on the first night in our new villa, the river next to our house flooded, and sadly, so did our villa.
It's was a terrifying night, where we tried as hard as we could to save our belongings, while trying to stay safe. Gritt took a hard fall on the marble floor, got a concussion and we had to spend the next day in the hospital. We are both safe and sound, the front garden has gotten new drains and hopefully that was the only and last time we will experience our villa getting flooded here.
With all that said, we have both recovered from the events and are currently working on getting our villa cozy (and a bit more furnished), while taking care of Gritt & Borris, and getting settled in our new home and life.