Jomblo House in Banjarbaru City, South Kalimantan Province - Indonesia
A famous romantic-funny animation created by Pixar, UP, indeed has inspired many people worldwide. Well, the iconic house that flies and lands on a hill becomes the most memorable thing of the movie, no? Here is the thing. Tourists can find a similar house in Banjarbaru City! The name is Jomblo House and it belongs to Cempaka Sub-District. “Jomblo” means single, actually. As tourists may expect, the house resides alone on a hill and it looks similar to that of the animation. At the first time, it was not that popular. However, tourists keep posting the photo on social media sites. No wonder, it becomes more famous these days.
One thing, tourists can only watch Jomblo House from below or afar. That means they are not able to enter it at all. The house resides in a red mound of soil and located in Kesatrian Secaba residential. What about the nuance? On the site, visitors may also find several small trees and wild plants. The house is made of woods and it looks quite fragile & old. Not to mention the size is small. Well, with such regular appearance and simple architecture, perhaps some people may overlook it. Its seclusion and location make it unique and interesting, though.
Exploring Jomblo House
What can tourists do on the site? Well, it is none other than to witness such unique house. No other buildings reside near to the house. It makes it popular among tourists, though. If visitors look further, some houses are being built by a developer below the site. What is more? The next interesting object to witness is the nearby scenery. Tourists can enjoy hilly landscape and beautiful natural views from there. Do not forget to take pictures as well!
The only disappointing thing is that the house is not accessible. No stairs or other accesses are available, so tourists are not able to climb or enter the house. In fact, according to the locals, no one has ever entered the building except the former occupants. If tourists come with a local guide, they can definitely learn the history of Jomblo House! In a nutshell, it is the only building (that survives due to land development) in that area. The developer dug the land in order to build a residential area below the location. They left this house somehow.
When it comes to popularity, Jomblo House gets more visitors during weekends and holidays. These people come to the site to take pictures and learn information regarding the house. Still, some of them enjoy the trekking experience. After all, it takes some time and effort to get to the site. Visitors should pass through a hill and steep landscape. The soil even becomes slippery and wet during the rainy season, so everyone should be careful during trekking.
- Caramin Lake
- Banjarbaru City
- Origami Park
- Galuh Cempaka Lake
How to Get There
A trip to Jomblo House starts from Martapura City. The distance is 10.6 km, so tourists may spend about 30-45 minutes to get there. The first destination is Banjarbaru City and tourists can reach Cempaka Sub-District afterward. As for the best route, it is none other than Ahmad Yani Street.
Where to Stay
- Rahmin Zain Hotel
- Chairin Sentosa Hotel
- Ratu Elok Hotel