Bahay Kubo is square shaped house with no divisions, just a door and windows. It is made up of local materials such as wood or bamboo or nipa grass. It is a Philippine icon and represents the Filipino culture. Note that these houses are raised, for proper ventilation I guess since the flooring is made up of bamboo. Another reason is to avoid the flood.
Yes I have seen Bahay Kubo and have friends and relatives who used to live on this type of house. Until now, they still exist and I can’t wait to show them to Mavi. He has always been fascinated with Bahay Kubo. Maybe he can’t imagine how people can live on just a square house.
Thus, I decided to create a model using cardboard boxes from Book Depository.
There are still people who lives in this stilt houses and I can’t wait to show it to Mavi when we visit the folks this year :)
I cut out the cardboard boxes into strips then stick them on a wooden BBQ skewers.
Adding the roof which is made up of cardstock and a wooden ladder here’s the end product.