Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Constructing a Bahay Kubo

The bahay kubo (Nipa hut) is an indigenous house used in the Philippines. It is made out of wood, bamboo slats tied together for the wall and floor, with a thatched roof using nipa or anahaw leaves. Although houses in the Philippines are now made of concrete materials, one can still see nipa huts, mostly in the rural areas.

My friends, Peping and Carolyn had a nipa hut constructed in their beach property at Sipalay, Negros Occidental, to be used as their rest house/cottage when they spend their weekends at the beach.


Materials for the foundation




Lay out




Building the foundation




Front




Back




Side



Porch




Wall




Inside the kubo




A view from the window



Under construction




Weekends spent at the beach




A Philippine folk song

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