wood and cogon or a house made of lime and stone with cogon roof. .A House made of purely reeds.

This structure is a human dwelling that houses the stove (rapuyan)on one end and on the other end is a sleeping space. . CHIVUVUHUNG-Walls are made of that ched cogon that enclose the floor space on all three sides.

(This type of house is commonly used as a shelter for fishing boats and other sea craft but today. It has a trapezoidal shape in side view where both ends are open. very few remains here in Batan Island. It has a triangular shape when viewed from the front with the two sides serving as its roof going down to its walls. KAMADID – A Low structure made entirely out of wood.) . reeds and cogon.

The only difference is that there is low wall made of stones and chopped cogon and mud or lime and sand between the ground and the cogon sides which is called „hurahed‟. MAYHURAHED – It is a close resemblance to the chivuvuhung. .

. It also has a low basement. MAYTUAB/NITUAVAN – A type of Traditional Ivatan House whose four sides of the roof tapers upward to the top to form a trapezoid shape on the opposite longer sides and triangular on the other two opposite shorter sides.

its triangular cogon roof is lifted from the ground by four or more hard wooden posts. RAHAUNG (a) – This type of Traditional Ivatan House is more complex than the kamadid. .

 RAHAUNG (b) – Essentially the same in basic structure as the other type of rahaung. . only there is an additional protection in the form of cogon and reeds on both ends.

This structure has a low basement used as a store room or shelter for home animals during the typhoons. The narrower side roof is leveled with. . SINADUMPARAN – A Traditional Ivatan House with walls and the sides made out of stones and mortar.

SINADUMPARAN A BINEDBERAN . The roof is placed above and extended to the triangular shaped wall. .It has a slight difference with the sinadumparan in the make of the cogon roof.

 . Replacement of the cogon grass roll (vuvong) every year should be observed so that the life span of the house will last longer Nylon or other more durable materials should be used to the „ sakong „ and the „sakong du vadangat‟.

 The door or window panels should be made of one whole piece of plank to economize the use of materials and time . bamboo. Placing wood. . nets or ropes to fasten the roof especially during the typhoons should be encouraged.

 A chimney should be built in the Ivatan House kitchen to lessen the black soot that usually accumulates in the traditional kitchen. The local government should designate a communal “yavutan” and it should be maintained by a good fence.  .

study and teach the way Traditional Ivatan house‟s are built and maintained. Schools like Batanes State College should encourage.  . A faster and more efficient technique in building the traditional house should be studied and introduced.

 . Pupils and Students should be taught the importance and significance of the traditional Ivatan House in the preservation of our unique Ivatan culture. Disseminate information through advertisements about the advantages of having the Traditional Ivatan House.

. Working associations like “payuhwan” and the “kapanidungan” should be reactivated. The importance of the “bayanihan” system should be explained to them.

Adami Principal Mahatao Elementary School Pictures are researched via internet . Mr.Masteral Thesis of. Felix Y.

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