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Bahay Kubo, Dagupan

A Bahay Kubo is a Traditional Filipino house possibly from the Spanish word “Cubo” or cube . My aunt had one made as a quick get away from troubles in the city. With the exception of a few concrete bases the entire construction is of dry straw and the ever dependable bamboo. But don’t let this pre-Hispanic form of architecture fool you. These traditional houses were perfectly suited to a country frequented by typhoons and earthquakes. They are normally elevated from the ground and the materials that are used could easily be gathered and used to rebuild the house just in case the forces of nature prove to be a handful.

A Bahay Kubo is a Traditional Filipino house possibly from the Spanish word “Cubo” or cube . My aunt had one made as a quick get away from troubles in the city. With the exception of a few concrete bases the entire construction is of dry straw and the ever dependable bamboo. But don’t let this pre-Hispanic form of architecture fool you. These traditional houses were perfectly suited to a country frequented by typhoons and earthquakes. They are normally elevated from the ground and the materials that are used could easily be gathered and used to rebuild the house just in case the forces of nature prove to be a handful.

Having developed the urge for a weekend escape from the troubles of city life, my aunt set out to build a traditional house made of bamboo and straw and held up by strong wooden pillars in large drums of cement. What I love best when going here is the occasional taste of the simple life in a small country town. No blaring road noise, fresh air and best of all absolutely no light pollution that allows you a stunning view of the night sky. When there, I find it best to just sit back on the handcrafted wooden lawn chair and just take it all in.

Like the traditional folk song, the Kubo usually has a lot of vegetables and flowers planted all around the lot and a few farm animals to complete the package. When visiting Philippine provinces, chances are you’ll be able to spot a bahay kubo at a distance from the roadside. And serve as a testament to the simple but resilient Filipino Spirit.

written by halfawakehaiku

2 comments

  1. stouf

    stouf

    wooooo this looks like paradise... Great house !!!
    Excellent shots !

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  2. halfawakehaiku

    halfawakehaiku

    hey thanks man .

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