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.