Last night I was googling images for “split bamboo floors” as I really like the idea ( if we start with a basic cabin ) of using this material for the floor. With the cabin elevated up on piers and the bamboo installed with a bit of spacing, it wold allow for breezes to come up from under the house. Anyway…I stumbled across the blog of a guy who had built a traditional Philipino Nipa house and I have to say, the little cabin looks awesome.
So there you have it. I reckon this would be a super cheap option and if treated the right way would last ling enough to tide us over until the taj mahal was built. Unfortunately I do not think we have the local skillsets here that the pinoy bamboo builders have so maybe I would need to human traffic a few of them over here !