- Posted July 23, 2012 by
Cantilan Surigao del Sur, Philippines
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Living in small spaces
Known as an icon of Philippine culture.
The Bahay Kubo or a Nipa hut, is an indigenous house used in some parts of the Philippines. Bahay Kubo were the native houses of the indigenous people of the Philippines before the Spaniards arrived. They are still used today, especially in rural areas.
This house has traditionally been constructed with bamboo tied together and covered with a thatched roof using nipa leaves.
I can imagine again how relaxing it is sitting in this house near a farm. I took this photo in my Uncle's farm during my vacation last December. This is the house of the farm's caretaker. The entrance -where you can see the hanging clothes - serves as their living and dining area. Then a door to the left side will bring you to their bedroom.