Having a native house made of bamboo is something that comes as a dream for many people, what with the design being so beautiful – and the fact that living in one is great because you won’t need air conditioning to keep the place cool.
The native house design is also quite versatile. While you are most likely going to see nipa huts with bamboo walls and floors as homes in the rural areas.
There are also plenty of these in urban places as tambayan or even place to sleep for the family during daytime even in wealthy neighborhoods in the city.
In this native house design, a bamboo porch wraps around two sides of the structure, with one set as a welcoming entry made a bit private by a small bamboo gate.
To make the most of the native design, bamboo décor ideas are also used at the entryway, with planters made of bamboo holding various blooms. This is set on the slatted bamboo wall.
The bigger part of the porch even doubles as a dining area where you can hang out with the family while enjoying a meal and the view!
Or this spot would be perfect for reading a book and enjoying the afternoon breeze.
Different bamboo materials are used for the interior of the house, with bamboo also used as the ceiling so the house would be a bit different from the usual nipa hut wherein you can see the nipa roofing from the inside.
Aside from the simple planters made from strategically cut bamboo poles, you can also use the bamboo to create other designs for the décor.
For best results, it would be a good idea to have the bamboo materials treated against termites and other insects.
Moreover, varnish or other lacquer paint materials can help preserve the beauty of your home while also making the bamboo material waterproof for a longer lifespan. Make sure to repaint at least once a year.
Photos by Happy Home