A woodhouse built or moved here and there…


Where the roads are, so there be place for some to  build a house whether it be on flat ground or rolling terrain.How stable is the foundation of this house remains to be seen but they seem to like living this way.

Where the roads are, so there be place for some to  build a house whether it be on flat ground or on  a cliff.How stable is the foundation of this house remains to be seen but they seem to like living this way. Location is somewhere between Bangaan and Banaue,Ifugao where the famed Banaue Rice Terraces is located.treehouse.philPine tree anchors a house built on used lumber wood.The cost of building a new house in the Philippines undeniably  makes it hard for the general populace to meet the high cost of construction materials and real estate especially by those  with meager income.Looking at other means and resources  to build practically plus a  little bit of ingenuity produces a good result like this one wood house embedded in a large pine tree   in the Cordillera mountains of North Luzon or this beautiful treehouse perched on a durable tree in a resort in Jaiphur,India.

Jaiphur India Tree houseTreehouse in Jaiphur,India

TransferingHouseHad these houses not been made of bamboo wood, how can it ever be moved to another  key location? Maybe a thriving and bigger community prompts the owner of this house to  transfer to a new place.The Filipino word “Bayanihan” refer to a spirit of communal unity or effort to achieve a particular undertaking.It is traced from a common tradition in Philippine towns where community members volunteer to help a family move to a new place by volunteering to transport the house to a specific location.

1-bayanihan spirit.new

Movable Home
“Movable Home”

 

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17 thoughts on “A woodhouse built or moved here and there…”

  1. Thanks for stopping by…. I think I would love to be taught how to fly!
    What an amazing concept “Bayanihan” is how much the World could benefit if we were wiling to apply it in so many endeavors…

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  2. i love these unique houses; the middle one built around the tree looks like it would be so much fun, and the last one – how could one not smile when seeing that image?!! it was surely five times as much fun seeing *in person) the parade go by!
    z

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  3. I love this. Here in Fiji, we seem to be “surprised” every year by flood, hurricane and cyclone season. With an abundance of bamboo, plus the know how to make bamboo homes, this could be part of a solution.

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  4. Reblogged this on Alice Tamani Fiji and commented:
    Given the poverty of housing in Fiji, in particular in the informal settlements (shanty towns), and after the regular flooding and cyclones, plus the skills that many rural and coastal Fijians have in building homes from bamboo and coconut, this could be one solution to the problem. In particular, the moveable homes made from bamboo. In cases of rising flood waters, homes could simply be picked up and moved until the waters recede. With just under 40% of Fijian Households living in poverty housing (http://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/A683A2AF32E84694492575BB000B34F7-Full_Report.pdf), bamboo homes, shipping container homes and other solutions could be investigated.

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