A range of bahay kubo designs from the Philippines and inspiration from beyond for Filipino builders.
These Sasa homes are next to the car ferry
Balay are the inspiration for this resort south of Mati
Eden Park’s traditional village showcases this tribal chief’s bahay kubo
Viewed here from the uphill side
Other bahay kubo at Eden Park are available for rent
Some require a bit of courage
Others are grounded at one end…
…and airbourne at the other
Island Garden City of Samal (IGaCoS)
Abandoned kubo in Toril, Samal Island
Toril, Samal Island
A new balay family home in Catagman
Bamboo furniture makes a comfortable place on the balcony
A sizeable house under construction in 2008 near Samal\’s bat caves
As spectacular a bahay kubo as you could wish to find – at the entrance to the bat caves
Punta del Sol\’s bahay kubo
A water-front bahay kubo at Punta del Sol
The restaurant and bar at Punta del Sol
More kubo-style restaurants here.
The Paradise Island bahay kubo on Samal Island back in 2005
A beach-front bahay kubo at the Bluewater resort on Samal Island
No holiday chalet, this is a family home near Lupon
Another home amongst the rice fields of Lupon
A more substantial modern Lupon home with traditional features
A Tambayang shelter at Villa Hager in Lupon
Another private tambayang shared by two neighbours – some Red Horse and peanuts and who needs television?
It might look good enough to live in…and it is…for a pig. This young native girl defends her Pasilongang
For photos of more local bahay kubo designs click here and here – includes photos of bahay kubo construction
Boracay bahay kubos (1990)
An interesting article about Boracay’s lost innocence I agree with the author, Boracay in 1990 was magical, when I returned in 2000, it was already desecrated.
Bahay kubo in the centre of Boracay in 1990 – before the developers moved in
Tourists enjoy the novelty of the bahay kubo…
…but need their creature comforts
A pagoda at Lake Bratan in the centre of Bali
A feature on the corner of the hindu temple compound
A genuine \’bahay kubo\’ nestling on Bali\’s rice terraces
A small resort in the centre of Bali with holiday chalets set in a pleasant garden.
Another holiday chalet on the north coast of Bali at Celukanbawang
The roof shape and door feature traditional designs
A bit of a cheat – this is a private house (built of concrete), but has plenty of traditional features (photo: Marc Smithy-Evans)
This garden setting is more traditional and rural
Grounds and pool of the Bali Dynasty Resort
Another corner of the Bali Dynasty Resort building and grounds
The sunshelter has a thatched roof
The thatching provides a habitat for this tokay gecko
Macrame\’d grass hang decoratively from the roof of this shelter (photo: Marc Smithers-Evans)
The entrance to the salubrious Bali Dynasty Resort in Kuta
This reception area has no walls but shading from the sun and movement of air through the area make a pleasant environment
The open-sided, moated restaurant
The reception area to the Celukanbawang resort on the northern coast of Bali
The view from the reception into the gardens beyond
Gardens that are worth few photos of their own
A rural lakeside shack in Japan
The roof of a Japanese temple viewed through the trees
Possibly the biggest bahay kubo in the world?
Unlike European churches and cathedrals, ancient Japanese temples from the same era are made almost entirely of wood.
A gold leaf bahay kubo could attract too much attention of the wrong sort
A wooden pagoda in Katmandu
The Katmandu flea market has some ancient stone built covered areas.
The Officers\’ Club, Bukom Island, Singapore in 1983
When visiting the Club (which was on the edge of an oil refinery)…
…one was reminded not to spit in the pool.
The \’Salt Lick Lodge\’ in Kenya\’s Tsavo National Park. If you are inspired to build one of these in your Philippine resort don\’t omit the wild lions roaming free under the kubo.