Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Traditional House of tribes from Arfak Range

Drawing of Rumah Kaki Seribu
Rumah Kaki Seribu
I spent 5 days in Arfak mountains last week visiting some villages around Anggi lakes. The scenery was very beautiful. I also went hiking in the tops of Mount Kobrey and Mount Sensenemes. There were a lot of species of high altitude flowers including Anggi gladiol, nepenthes, rhododendrons, orchids, ants nests (myrmecodia). During the tour, I stayed in the houses of the indigenous people called Rumah Kaki Seribu. Local people burned firewood to keep the room warm. Unfortunately, their houses did not have chimneys. I could not stand the smokes that filled in the whole spaces of the house.
It had a lot of wooden pillars as its supports with walls made of tree barks arranged in overlapping layers stiffened by wooden sticks that were arrange and tied in upright as well as diagonal positions. This was an earthquake resistant house. I like the trip in Arfak mountains.
It was a nice adventure. I hope to be back soon.
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