In a tropical country like the Philippines, the kind of material used for the house and how it is designed could determine whether you would need a lot of appliances to cool the place up or if the place remains cool throughout most of the day.



While concrete remains a material of choice, many Filipinos still prefer the nipa hut, locally called as the ‘Bahay Kubo’, because it is cheaper to build and actually offers a cooler house that could help you withstand the heat of hot summer days with just a fan or two.


See also: 30 Best Bahay Kubo Designs You Can Use as ‘Tambayan’ or Home for Small Families