Sasak Traditional House

July 1st, 2016 | by TheJourneyMagz
Sasak Traditional House

The Sasak house is a traditional ancestral house of the ethnic group in Nusa Tenggara Barat, Indonesia. The roof of this house is made from straw and the wall is built from plaited bamboo. Sasak house has unique floor. The floor is created from clay that mixes with dung (of buffalo), latex, and straw ash. The function of that mixture is like cement.

All materials to build a Sasak house are from the environment around them, even to connect parts of the wood, they don’t use iron nails, they use bamboo nails. And the house’s sole access is through a narrow door and no windows there.

The shape of Sasak house was developed when the Karang Asem monarchy existed in the 17th century. Lombok architecture is integrated with Bali architecture, for example, the living room doesn’t have walls and the top of prop is carved.



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