After spending the past month or so in Bali staying in various hotels and guesthouses, I have finally signed a 6 month lease on a small house in Lovina. It is only 2 million rupiah a month (around US$200) which includes a basic cable television package, electricity and water costs. It is also fully furnished, so I don’t think I need to buy anything.

The area is outside of the main tourist area in Lovina and has a rural Indonesian feel to it. The property is owned by a westerner and up until now has been living in the house.

I was also shown a beach shack which is right on the beach and was going for 1 million rupiah a month (US$100). The views were great and a westerner had been living in the property, but the whole area felt a bit rundown and security could have been an issue.