About Us

What we’re about

We’re big fans of sharing the Flores traditional way of living and dedicated to offering traditional accommodation at wallet-friendly prices, and to giving people an opportunity to taste the beauty of traditional Flores food.

Our story

Sten Lodge eco Homestay was founded in 2018 by Liz Flores and Lars Borgudd who created a place to live in the traditional Flores way.

We felt so good living in our jungle paradise. No electricity, no internet and no running water. Every morning a trip down to the small river on the land where taking a morning bath. Solar lamps for light. Organic food from the garden and the neighbours gardens around us. A wonderful experience that we soon felt we had to share with others.

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At a Glance


Booking 9.5/10 Rating

Tripadvisor 4.9/5 Rating

Google 4.9/5 Rating

CHSE banner Sten Lodge eco Homestay and Dapur Tara Flores Restaurant CHSE certified Nov 2020


In the News

CNN TV – October 2020

Kompas TV – September 2020

iNews NTT TV – November 2020

Who we are


Liz, from Maumere, Flores, Indonesia, has a bachelor degree in International Tourism/Hospitality Management and has studied midwifery at University in Indonesia. She is also an experienced school teacher and teaches traditional Indonesian dancing. Her passion is to combine what she learnt in school and University with what mother nature offers.

Lars, from Sweden, has for 30 years been practising yoga and meditation. During 15 years he was teaching yoga asana, pranayama, yoga nidra and meditation in yoga schools and on retreats around the world. He was also organizing yoga retreats in Sweden, Spain and India during 10 years. He is a certified Ayurvedic Life Style Consultant. Lars passion is to give people tools to manage their busy lives.

Melo, Liang Ndara
Labuan Bajo,
West Manggarai Regency, Flores
Nusa Tenggara Timur