Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Bahay Kubo





Nipa hut by the beach
Rest house owned by Peping and Carolyn Chavez


"Bahay kubo" (nipa hut) is a Philippine traditional house made of indigenous materials and is commonly found in rural areas. The roof is usually made of nipa leaves folded in half and sewn together over a long bamboo stick as a structural base. The floor is made of split bamboo. Walls are either made of bamboo slats or nipa leaves.

A typical nipa hut is either a one- or two-room structure raised on posts about one to two meters above the ground. Some nipa huts are built with balconies.


8 comments:

Kris said...

Cool! I like the hut, and the pics are nicely edited and stuff. Good job.

Romancing Italy said...

A house like this is really a novelty for us in the States. As a matter of fact, I've always wanted to stay in one of those huts that sit out in the ocean (a calm ocean) on a hot day. What a dream to have in the middle of winter here!

I've listed Woman on a Journey on my blog to receive a blogger award. Stop by to the Jan 6 posting to pick it up for your blog.

All the best for 2010!
Bev

awarewriter said...

Nice shots. I like the view in the first. Thanks for the commentary -- very interesting.

Dianne said...

the photos are lovely
thanks for all the interesting details

maryt/theteach said...

I love the b&w and sepia effect in the first photo! Happy Sepia Scenes! :)

Patti said...

Interesting post. You gave us a lot of information here.

I can't imagine a balcony on a hut.

martin.kalaw@dlsu.edu.ph said...

MsRay,we are preparing a coffee table book on refrigeration and airconditioning in the Philippines. Your pictures of the nipa hut will provide a great transition from the traditional to the modern building envelopes. Please allow us to use them.

martin.kalaw@dlsu.edu.ph said...

MsRay,we are preparing a coffee table book on refrigeration and airconditioning in the Philippines. Your pictures of the nipa hut will provide a great transition from the traditional to the modern building envelopes. Please allow us to use them.

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