Posts Tagged "Khmer traditional house"

APAD 153: Wooden house

Posted by on Jul 2, 2013 in A Photo a Day, Addicted to Meme, All things Khmer, Cambodia life, Cycle 2, Expat Life, sights, That's My World, What's On in Cambodia | 5 comments

I’m so in love with this Khmer traditional wooden house (see picture). A traditional Khmer house is typically built on stilts, about 2-3ms above the ground.

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When my husband and I finally decide to settle, our dream house will definitely bear some features of a Khmer house – an external staircase that leads up to the living area, with wooden beams and shutters, and a wrap-around balcony. The ground area serve will also serve as the parking space or a recreation place; it can also serve as a resting area (hang our hammocks and doze off to lala-land!), or, can be a dirty kitchen.

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APAD 190: A Khmer traditional house

Posted by on Nov 1, 2011 in A Photo a Day, Addicted to Meme, All things Khmer, Cambodia, Cambodia life, That's My World, travel, work | 2 comments

This is how a typical rural Khmer house looks like. It is made of wood and palm fronds.

This type of Khmer house is found all over the countryside. They are all on stilts and up above the ground, as you can see in the picture. This is to avoid flood-waters. On dry, summer season, the lower part of the house is used as a kitchen, a storage area for their things and a rest area at daytime. In the evenings, it is also used to shelter the family’s farm animals.

This is my entry to this week’s Our World Tuesday.Click on the logo for more pictures of our world.

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