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  • Ang Galing! Parents Spent P500K For This 'Modern' Bahay Kubo That Can Fit A Family Of 5

    It’s built with more durable materials to stand the test of time and harsh weather conditions.
    by Cielo Anne Calzado .
Ang Galing! Parents Spent P500K For This 'Modern' Bahay Kubo That Can Fit A Family Of 5
PHOTO BY Courtesy of Jorenjoy Malaran-Guevarra
  • The previous year has been difficult for all of us and as we slowly make our way to a better normal, we can’t deny that there have been silver linings despite the challenges. From learning something new to working on DIY home projects, it’s safe to say that many of us found hobbies we can devote our energy to.

    Such is the story of the Malaran family’s bahay kubo, which mom Jorenjoy Malaran-Guevarra shared in the Facebook group, Home Buddies.

    “Three months po ito bago natapos. Naisipan po ng Mama at Papa ko na magpatayo ng kubo para may presko kaming bakasyunan sa Laguna until we decided na dito nalang tumira dahil nakaka-relax, tahimik, mahangin, at malilim,” Jorenjoy, who lives in the kubo with her parents, husband, and baby, tells SmartParenting.com.ph.

    How to build a modern bahay kubo

    To say that the bahay kubo is impressive would be an understatement. It looks exactly like the nipa huts we’ve seen in photos and books. The only difference? It’s built with more durable materials to make sure it can stand the test of time and harsh weather conditions.

    “Masaya at nakaka-relax po magpagawa ng bahay kubo, lalo na kung malawak ang paligid at makakapag-tanim ng maraming puno,” Jorenjoy says.

    Take a peek inside their bahay kubo below:

    Jorenjoy’s father, Rene, who has construction experience lead the project. Given his past work, Papa Rene was also in charge of hiring workers to help bring the home to life. The family spent around Php500,000 in total to complete the kubo.

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    To match the times, the bahay kubo was built using natural and common construction materials. Cement and tiles were used in the terrace.
    PHOTO BY Courtesy of Jorenjoy Malaran-Guevarra
    The family spent around Php500, 000 in total to complete the kubo.
    PHOTO BY Courtsy of Jorenjoy Malaran-Guevarra
    One of the perks of living in this new home is having enough space where Jorenjoy’s baby can play and run around freely. They also planted many trees to maximize the lot and make the home more inviting.
    PHOTO BY Courtesy of Jorenjoy Malaran-Guevarra
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    For the walls of the kubo, Rene opted to use sawali and thick plywood. There are also sliding glass windows which add a modern touch to the home.
    PHOTO BY Courtesy of Jorenjoy Malaran-Guevarra
    The home’s interiors are up-to-date — featuring materials such as thick plywood for the flooring and elegant lighting pieces.
    PHOTO BY Courtesy of Jorenjoy Malaran-Guevarra
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    The bar counter can be used as a dining area with the addition of barstools.
    PHOTO BY Courtesy of Jorenjoy Malaran-Guevarra

     

    The bathroom is completed with modern fixtures and accessories as well.
    PHOTO BY Courtesy of Jorenjoy Malaran-Guevarra

     

    “For those who want to build their own home at this time, it’s important that you’re financially and emotionally ready,” advises Jorenjoy.

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    “Make sure you’re ready with ideas and use your imagination like Mama and Papa. Dapat matibay and maaliwalas tingnan,” she adds.

    Want to share your #budgetperofancy home makeover and get featured? Email us at smartparentingsubmissions@gmail.com and tell us about your project. For more home improvement and renovation ideas, click here.

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