I have always been a wanderer and one of the best spots I have visited is the province of Ifugao, peopled by Ifugaos. They make sure visitors know that Ifugaos and Igorots are not the same. Ifugao is home of the Banaue.
A native house is a coveted accommodations option when visiting Banaue. What could be more authentic than waking up to cool mountain air, opening your native hut window to the view of the majestic rice terraces?
Banaue is quite a drive. And now it doesn’t feel so, with my own authentic Ifugao native house. Built by Ifugaos who chew on betel nut “nganga” made up of ikmo, bunga, apog and maskada. I was tempted to try the nganga when one of them left his nganga box.
My Ifugao native house is not a local recreation of the real thing. It is real as real gets – – native Ifugaos actually crafting and building it the way they build in Ifugao. The pieces are made like one big LEGO structure where the pieces fit, without nails.
See how it was done.
BUILDING THE NATIVE HOUSE
The house is done, and a canao is planned for blessings. Everyone must come in full Ifugao (or nearby tribes) costume. That only means bahag (g-string) for men, and tapis and blouse for women.
For the housewarming, a native ritual called canao is scheduled on May 2, with authentic Ifugao people invited. All guests will also be coming in native attire. Non-costumed or partly-costumed friends will not be allowed, just for this party – – because the authenticity of the planned canao ritual must be followed.
Scorecard: House: done. Cool mountain air : done (Tagaytay has cool mountain air). Rice Terraces: major problem. But maybe a can build three short tiers of rice terraces beside it. Hahahaha.
BoyP, Making arrangements… 🙂
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wow! amazing Ifugao house,, congratulation sir Boy, thats another achievement ..of yours,,I wish I could visit your place.:)
Jel, just text when you want to.
can you please share the contact person for the ifugao house?how much po?
The quoted price was 280k. Last time I passed along the Sta Rosa road to Tagaytay, they were quoting 300k. I actually paid 250k. The price is pretty standard so I suggest you check out any of the furniture shops there. At least 5 of them sell these houses
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Hi! Where can we order this type of house?
Along the Tagaytay-Sta Rosa Road. The price is about P300,000.00