This Island Tiki Hut Hides A Lot Of Money

You see that phone booth-sized tiki hut made of bamboo, stone and glass? That's a specially made building that houses the only ATM in a village. On top of that, it's completely solar-powered, naturally designed for its island, and holds a whole lotta cash.

The Tiki Hut ATM is in Bali, fittingly located on the campus of Green School. Because of Green School's modus operandi of being, well, green, it wanted to solve its situation of forcing people to drive to an ATM 13km away from its campus to get money. But Green School didn't want to build an ordinary ATM — one that would mar the tropical island with run of the mill concrete and power-sucking wires — so it did something different; it found a large stone to bolt the ATM machine on, built the booth from bamboo, and attached four solar panels to power the whole setup.

So, finally, an ATM as beautiful and useful as the cash money it spits out. [Green School via Treehugger]

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