Types of Ancestral Heritage Traditional Houses

West Java traditional houses have various types depending on their respective regions.

Of course, every traditional house has its own characteristics and good ancestral values. In this day and age, many people do not pay attention to it.

Tips for Building a House With the Concept of a West Java Traditional House

1. Glancing at the location of the West Java Traditional House

Traditional houses are generally built by relying on existing natural resources and do not damage the environment. (Photo: Property Directions)

Geographically, West Java is one of the provinces in Indonesia and is located in the western part of the island of Java. Quoted from Wikipedia, the West Java region uses the Java Sea in the north, Central Java in the east, the Indian Ocean in the south, then Banten and DKI Jakarta in the west.

West Java has a northern coastal area which is included in the lowlands. The highest plateau in West Java is Mount Ciremai in the city of Cirebon. Because the majority of cities in West Java are in the highlands and require them to adapt to cold temperatures and build buildings that are resistant to cold air.

The Sundanese people as natives of West Java do not conflict with their ancestors and always maintain their traditional lifestyle in harmony with nature. The construction of this West Java traditional house uses materials derived from the natural surroundings such as wood, stone, bamboo and other rights.

West Java traditional houses also generally have almost the same basic shape. This traditional house is made with a gable roof model made of black fiber which is placed wide and covers the entire wooden frame and beams.

2. Dog House - Garut

The first West Java traditional house is the Togok Dog house in the Garut area. The dog cane has a meaning like the attitude of a sitting dog. Reporting from Detik Travel, the traditional house of the Togok Dog has two roof areas that are on the trunk line.

This traditional house has a building design that is familiar and is often found today. The shape resembles a gazebo design that is often found in West Java. Because of its very simple design, the Togok Dog house is widely used as an inspiration for people to build houses or dwellings.

3. Imah Julang Ngapak - Tasikmalaya

Tasikmalaya is known as an area rich in delicious culinary delights. Not only that, it turns out that there is a traditional house from Tasikmalaya, namely Imah Julang Ngapak. The word Julang Ngapak itself means a bird that flaps its wings. This traditional Julang Ngapak house has a wide roof on each side. At the top of this house resembles the letter V and when viewed will resemble a bird flapping its wings.

To be able to enter this traditional house provided a ladder called golodog which is made of bamboo or wood and generally only has three steps. Golodog is also commonly used as a place to clean feet before guests or family enter the house.

4. Imah Badak Heuay - Sukabumi

Quoted from Rimba Kita, the traditional house of the Badak Heuay has a unique meaning, namely a rhino that is yawning. This can be seen from the roof design of the traditional house on the back and the edges resemble a yawning rhino. You can find Badak Heuay traditional houses in the Sukabumi area, especially in areas that are still commonly found in rural areas.

The Badak Heuay traditional house is one of the traditional houses that is still very easy to find because many residents use it as the main residence of the Sukabumi residents.