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Unique of Baduy Traditional House

Unique of Baduy Traditional House
Traditional houses are buildings that have special characteristics related to the culture of each tribe in Indonesia. In Indonesia there are so many traditional houses that represent tribes and customs from each region. one of them is the Baduy tribe, the indigenous tribe of the Banten people who have a traditional house Sulah Nyanda. Located within the mountains, the Baduy Tribe lives in traditional houses made of wood and bamboo.

making Sulah Nyanda traditional house is done by mutual cooperation using raw materials derived from nature. Materials such as wood are used to build foundations, while at the base of the foundation use river stone or swear as the foundation.

the unique thing about building this house is that it is built by following the contours of the land. This is related to customary rules which require that every community who wants to build a house does not damage the surrounding environment in order to build a building. Therefore, the traditional house pillars of the Baduy Tribe do not have the same height. While woven bamboo is used in making booths and floors of the house. For the roof, the Baduy traditional house uses a palm fiber made from dried coconut leaves.

Unique of Baduy Traditional House

Unique of Baduy Traditional House
Sulah Nyanda's traditional house is divided into 3 rooms, namely the sosoro (front), tepas (center) and ipah (rear). Each room functions according to the plan of manufacture.

At the front of the house or commonly called sosoro it functions as a reception room. this is because guests are not allowed to enter the house. Other functions are used as a place to relax and weave for women. The front is stretched to the side with a hole in the floor.

while the middle or commonly called tepas is used for sleep activities and family gatherings. While at the back of the house or commonly called imah it is used as a place to cook and store the results of fields and rice. each room is equipped with a hole in the floor.

The hole in the floor of the house of the Baduy tribe serves as air circulation. This is because the traditional Baduy house is not equipped with windows. the purpose of not building a window so that the residents of the house who want to see out are required to go to see the outside of the house.