Tuesday, January 27, 2009

The Taloctoc, Kalinga House

I would describe the native Taloctoc house as extremely simple.

It is composed of one small square usually measuring around 14 X 14 to 20 X 20 floor areas. If I were to compare it to houses now, then it would be a hut.

This would be elevated and made up of bamboo and coconut lumber. The roof would be composed of nipa leaves or cogon.

Since the floor is made up of bamboo slits, one could peep below where chickens and other farming materials are housed.

Observe the background and you could visualize how a Kalinga hut looks like.

It has two doors on both sides and therefore, there is nor need for windows as the two doors in such a small area were enough to provide sufficient ventilation. What more the holes from the rattan woven walls add to the fresh air.

There would be a small veranda where visitors are received. A stairs made up of wood, served as the access of people to the house.


GAGAY said...



sunhapol said...

The house is a typical bahay kubo. It is very simple but very cool. Well I have a bahay kubo at my backyard and I sleep in their when the weather is hot.


jakill said...

This is a good description. I could visualise it easily.

GAGAY said...

the NEWSPAPER has stopped walking for a while..


Jena Isle said...

hi Gagay,

thanks for always dropping by, what happened to your joining helium? Take care.

Jena Isle said...

Hi sunhapol,

Yes a bahay kubo but elevated. have you seen the small huts at the Baguio botanical garden? exactly like that. Thanks for the visit.

Jena Isle said...

Hi Jean,

thanks for the visit. Yes, it is very simple, lots of fresh air..lol...have a good day.

Jena Isle said...

Hi Gagay,

What happened? let the newspaper spread the news. lol..God bless.

Squirrel said...


India On Wheels said...

I just can't believe how the live in such a small place?

Jena Isle said...

Hi Squirrel,

It is indeed fascinating...

Hi India on Wheels,

It is enough for each family, they sleep side by side. Of course, nowadays, rooms are built and the houses are bigger.