The Edge of Wilderness Strives to Create Employment and Give Back to the Indonesian Community

In 2012, Chris Burch together with James McBride bought a beach hostel that was owned by a couple that originated from New Jersey. The beach hostel was in the remote Sumba Island in Indonesia. A total of $30 million was used to renovate the hotel into a five-star resort that was named Nihiwatu in 2015. Nihiwatu has acquired a nickname “The Edge of Wilderness.’ check businessinsider.com The name Nihiwatu means a motor stone, a rock that was named after formation of a rock on the side. The hotel has become a source of employment to the Indonesian locals. As part of giving back to the community, a portion of the…
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