Senaru Traditional House are one of the traditional and the oldest houses in Bayan area, in this place you can get a glimpse of older, traditional architecture. The houses are made from wooden poles which sit atop of a stone foundation. The floor has been cemented with the same height as the foundation. Around, the walls are covered with woven bamboo, Structured with wooden roof trusses, while the purloins rafters and battens are made from bamboo with various sizes, covered by layers of dried reeds tied to each rafter. The top of the roof are clamped with two bamboo slats that form a distinctive pattern. As with other traditional buildings, their habit of cooking at home dries the reeds.
Senaru people welcomes visitors to explore the traditional way life on the island, where people still work the rice paddocks and store their crops in stilted wooden granaries that are shared by the whole community.
The house had a square floor plan and consisted of one room only that the family shared with their young child. Each big family has a “beruga”, a little pavilion without walls that serves as the dining room, hangout place, nap, rest in the afternoon, and hold their rituals or traditional ceremonies. If a family member dies, they will put the body in the ‘beruga’, too and hold the funeral rituals there.
The village is small, not much more than a handful of houses, standing close together, with just a scooter parked here and there but no cars. In central areas there were shared buildings that were used by all villagers to collect garbage or store rice or similar communal tasks. This was not a trip back in time as such: modern contraptions were not entirely missing, but the way Senaru was build was still very much like in the olden days.
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