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Thatched Hut

I spent many happy childhood years living in a nipa hut, a traditional house in the Philippines. Locally, we call it bahay kubo.

Its roofs and walls are usually made of thatched nipa palm.

Sometimes, its walls are made of flattened bamboo like the one in the picture below.

Along the rivers, these nipa huts stand on stilts.

The nipa hut will always be part of the Filipino culture. Today, many people still live in nipa huts which are usually found in rural communities such as this laid-back and peaceful one near an unspoiled beach.

Posted 4 years, 2 months ago at 4:35 pm.

26 comments

26 Replies

  1. The theme of your blog is very nice for the photos posted. With this post, you gave me idea to collect some of these nipa huts here in Bukidnon with variable design. :-).

  2. Hi there, thank you for your kind words about my blog.

    Yes, it is a good idea. I’m sure you’ll find lots of beautiful nipa huts in Bukidnon. I hope you can share your photos at your blog. Looking forward to seeing them.

  3. Jonathan Aug 22nd 2013

    I have not experienced being in one even for a one day holiday. A must to do next time. I always wonder why we never make a better version of the nipa hut, sort of evolution of the hut for modern use.

  4. You should, Jonathan. You should try staying in one on your next vacation in Pinas. Well, I have noticed there are modern versions of these already. I saw an air-conditioned one with a restroom inside. I saw on TV once a version of a senator. Moderno siya pero nipa-hut inspired pa rin.

  5. hala, ikaw na ang makatang retratista… kainis ka, sa totoo lang. 😉
    ganda ng series, kainis. ay, nasabi ko na ba? ellow…

  6. Haha! Makata talaga. Asus, hindi po ako makata. Natutuwa lang talaga akong kumuha ng mga retratong ganito. Reminds me of many happy things kasi saka gusto ng mga ganitong eksena, yung simple lang 😉

  7. Those huts are so simple yet beautiful.

  8. They are, Fiona. Thanks!

  9. I tried living in a hut before and it’s… very fresh and the neighbors are the kindest.

  10. Ah, that is what I like about rural communities. Members have strong ties among themselves.

  11. they are rustic but beautiful.

  12. Indeed. Thanks!

  13. Presko tumira sa ganyan :))

  14. Sphereq!
    Salamat sa dalaw. Ano gusto mo, kape? gatas? salabat? tsaa? You name it, meron dito 🙂

    Yes, presko talaga dyan. Masarap na pahingahan ng katawan…at isip.

  15. Sphereq Aug 30th 2013

    Salabat at kamote please at pakilagay sa dahon ng saging yong nilagang kamote hahaha. xD

  16. Tamang-tama, may salabat ako dito. Pero walang kamote eh. kamoteng kahoy, ok lang? 😉

  17. I love how they don’t dominate the landscape.. they compliment it.

  18. I agree, Hilary. The huts blend with their surroundings. Thanks!

  19. Gusto ko yung 2nd picture kasi parang sarap tumira jan, jan ka mag blog sa loob at fb , WIFI pa hahah

  20. Ay, ang sosyal naman ng bahay kubo mo, Athan, may internet connection hehehe. Pero puwedeng-puwede naman yun eh 😉

  21. Nung bata pa ako tumira din kami sa nipa hut mga gang kinder ata ako nung. Super presko. =) tatak pinoy talaga.

  22. Ay, sinabi mo pa, Jaid. Super presko nga. Yun nga lang, kelangan din mag-watch out kung may bagyo hehehe

  23. Maswerte siguro akong maituturing dahil kahit papaano gawa sa tabla at semento sa magkabilang side ang bahay namin nuon pero para sa akin, wala kaming masyadong pagkakaunawaan at o harmoniya sa bahay kaya’t madalas nasa kapitbahay ako, ang sarap lang manatili sa isang bahay kubo o nipa hut, presko at ang nakatira ay masayang pamilya.

  24. i grew up in a semi-nipa house. life was so simple then.

  25. And I’m sure it was fun, too 😉

  26. like po. ang ganda at ang payak ng presentation, ahaha. 🙂


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