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Bahay Kubo ( Nipa Hut )


The Bahay Kubo, Kamalig or Nipa Hut is a type of stilt house indigenous to many of the cultures of  Southeast Asia and also in my country the Philippines. It often serves as an icon of  the Filipino rural culture.

More often than not most of the Bahay Kubo's in the Philippines are made from Nipa and Bamboo. They were designed to endure the hot climate and the harsh typhoons endemic to my country. The structure is often elevated to allow for proper air circulation and to protect from flash floods. The layout is a simple open plan, no ceilings and your basic high pitched roof for cross ventilation. 


It is worthwhile to note that American Architect, Engineer and skyscraper pioneer William Le Baron Jenney was inspired by the frame flexibility of the Nipa Hut. He noticed this while visiting the Philippines in 1850, so much so that he incorporated it to the structure of the Home Insurance Building in Chicago substituting bamboo with steel.

The build consist of 1126 bricks inclusive of 3 minifigures. Included items that one may find in a typical Filipino rural home, a dog, a cat, a rooster and a banana tree.

This is my 47th build, and hopefully more to come. As with my previous sets this build is fully playable. If you like this model please do share and support this build through your friends and your social network.

Your opinions, suggestions and comments are most welcome.

Thank You and Happy Building :)

My other Builds


Steampunk Travel House

Art Nouveau Metro

Garden of Avalon

Gemini Space Capsule


Renaissance Atelier

Alcázar - Patio de los Naranjos

Thank You for your support.  =)

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