2-Story Native House with Open Living Room at First Floor

Planning on building a native house with a second floor but on a limited budget? This house just might be the perfect one for you.

With the bedroom on the second floor, this house provides a lovely vantage point where you can relax while admiring the view of your surroundings. This is perfect in a tropical setting, with lots of plants all around the place.

Made of bamboo, this house is a cool place to live in, even on hot summer days. Since the house is made of wood, bamboo, and other light materials, make sure to continually check for signs of wood-boring creatures such as termites to keep your house safe.

Nice Native House

This house has a simple native design that features a living room without walls at the first floor. Reminiscent of nipa huts built at the beach, the first floor has built-in benches made of bamboo. The benches come with bamboo back support. At the middle is a built-in table, also made of the same material.

The first floor does not have walls. Thus, the living room is actually an open area. This also doubles as the dining area for the house; though you can also opt to furnish the second floor with furniture that can be easily converted for other purposes.

Since the first floor is used for gatherings, welcoming guests, and also as dining area, the owners of this house decided to put a ceiling made of plywood to ensure that dirt and dust from the second-floor area won’t drop to this spot.

Comfortable Bedroom

There is only one bedroom in this house but you can easily make this a comfortable spot with a nice bed and stylish furnishings. Don’t pick stuff that are too heavy but you can still have a good bed on this house. Just make sure to align the bed position at areas that have wood support.

This house features a mini library beneath the flat-screen TV. There’s a small window that looks out to the beautiful view while a wall fan keeps the place cool.

A native house like this may be built for just around Php100,000 but you can always make improvements in its design, style, and building materials to suit your needs.

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