I had the privilege to see those 2 unique Houses:
– One is a Traditional Sumbanese house, all open, supported by 4 main pillars and a really high roof where the Marapu spirits are staying.
– The other one is a combination of an Old teak wood from Yogyakarta, that got rebuilt in Sumba island. the Roof was not able to be fix as they don’t use those kind of tiles, so they did a complete different one as you can see on the pictures.
Sumba (Indonesian: Pulau Sumba) is an island in eastern Indonesia, is one of the Lesser Sunda Islands, and is in the province of East Nusa Tenggara. Sumba has an area of 11,153 km2, and the population was 656,259 at the 2010 Census. To the northwest of Sumba is Sumbawa, to the northeast, across the Sumba Strait (Selat Sumba), is Flores, to the east, across the Savu Sea, is Timor, and to the south, across part of the Indian Ocean, is Australia.