Borneo: a longhouse village

August 27, 2013 § 2 Comments

We spend a couple of days in the longhouse village, with a local family, which was an interesting and unique experience. There are a few areas with longhouses in Borneo (Malaysia), where people live side by side, sharing one longhouse, so all community is like one big family. Longhouses  are built raised off the ground on stilts and are divided into a more or less public area along one side and a row of private living quarters lined along the other side. In modern times many of the older longhouses have been replaced with buildings using more modern materials but of similar design.

More about longhouses you can read here.

 

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