Nipa hut is a part of Filipino culture and identity. While some choose to live in big houses, others enjoy the simplicity and uniqueness of living in a nipa hut or Kubo.
Contrary to a huge house and a large amount of money to be invested when putting up a house, owning a nipa hut can be a practical but good option.
Bresa Buccat Bernardo Ibasitas of Pozorrubio, Pangasinan, shared this beautiful and dreamy nipa hut on her Facebook. For only Php70,000, Ibasitas and her family built this nipa hut that looks typical and simple on the outside but comes with very modern interior designs and has a conditioning unit and a soft queen-sized bed.
The nipa hut exterior is made of bamboo walls and a native roof made of dried leaves wrapped with a net to make it last longer and easily damaged by strong winds. The Bahay Kubo also has a gorgeous porch made of bamboo, with built-in benches and bamboo furniture.
The interior of the nipa has plywood walls and ceiling making it easier to be painted and decorated. The bedroom looks modern and has seemingly concrete walls, even though it’s only made of plywood.
When the Ibasitas family got the native house, they decided to enhance its look and turn it into a stylish modern concept.
The bed is on the platform-like space that extends to one wall, creating a built-in bench or long shelf.
They made use of grey, black, and white color scheme. The walls are painted with grey, but they also made geometrical shapes where the bed is placed.
To complement the modern feels, they opted for sliding glass windows, air conditioning, and RGB LED lights along the ceiling line. At night, the nipa hut looks very fantastic and beautiful.
This DIY Nipa Hut make-over is indeed impressive and can be an inspiration to those planning to buy a house but with a very minimal budget.