The Making of Bahay Kubo

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Here’s my attempt of presenting how we made our Bahay Kubo (Nipa Hut) project which was part of our Southeast Asia Study.

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It’s pretty simple actually. What you will be needing are the following:

  • strips of cardboard paper
  • bamboo skewers
  • double sided tape
  • green cardstock (roof)


1.  Cover the upper portion of the sticks with the double sided tape.

2.  To make a wall, stick the strips of cardboard on the two bamboo skewers. See the picture below (make two of this).  Leave a square shape in the middle for the window.


3.  To make the square house, connect the two walls using the cardboard strips again.  It should automatically stick on the bamboo skewer because of the double sided tape.  But you can add more tape if needed.  Leave a rectangle opening on the other wall for the door.


4.  For the roof, I use a cardstock, folded it and cut some strips on its end.  To make it sturdy, I glued the middle part in a cardboard paper.

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5. To attach the roof on the house, I tape (double sided) another strip of cardboard in the middle of the roof so I can place it on top of the house using the side walls. 

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6.  For the stairs, again it’s pretty simple. I use the double sided tape to attach all the elements in the stairs.


And that’s how we were able to come up with a Nipa Hut model.  Hope this post will give you an idea how to make your own version as well. Happy weekend!



  1. This is fantastic! I have pinned it to my Asia board. I hope you will link this up to the history and geography meme.

    1. Hi Phyllis! Thank you! I definitely will! I have lots of of geography themes to link :)

  2. I love this hut, it's such a cute model.

    FYI: when I try to pin your post the pictures are not showing up to be pinned, but some weird "broken image" thing shows up instead.

    1. Hi Ticia! I'm using the Pinterest Share Button which is right after the post. So far I encountered no problems. But I agree, I also have an add-on of Pinterest and so far it has broken images. So I suggest you use the Pinterest button in the footer of my post because that one works well.