Base Bahay Foundation, Inc. and Hineleban Foundation recently showcased three model houses at Hineleban’s Tuminugan Farm in Bukidnon which were designed and built using Cement-Bamboo Frame Technology (CBFT) as housing prototypes for future affordable housing projects in the region.
The Hineleban and Base Bahay Foundations hope to create more awareness around the use of sustainable material such as bamboo in future housing initiatives in Mindanao; to showcase the use Base Bahay’s Cement Bamboo Frame Technology (CBFT) for housing, and to encourage more developers of affordable housing to consider the use of bamboo–a material abundant across Mindanao and BARMM—as sustainable building material.
To date, Base Bahay has built more than 1,200 CBFT houses across the Philippines sheltering about 5,000 individuals in 12 communities. Shown in photo are the model houses as part of Tuminugan Farm’s walking farm tour.
A Mindanao-inspired design graces each of the model homes, built in three sizes: the standard Base Bahay house with a floor area of 25 sq m; a medium-sized 30.6 sq m version that comes with a porch; and the largest, a 66.44 sq m home complete with a ground floor dedicated to service functions, a second floor for bedrooms, and a loft area that can be used as storage or as an additional sleeping area.