Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Minahasa Traditional Crafts House

IF in South Sulawesi have Phinisi shipbuilding area, in North Sulawesi, there are craft-making areas of traditional Minahasa wooden house. Traditional houses were unique because they not only architecture, but also because it can be dismantled and move pairs.
Crafts traditional wooden house is located in the village Woloan, Central Tomohon District, City Tomohon, North Sulawesi Province, Indonesia. Is about 40 kilometers from the city of Manado. 

Very rarely nowadays people build houses that are portable (can be moved). Because of the uniqueness, the North Sulawesi Provincial Government set craft-making area of Minahasa traditional houses in Tomohon as leading tourist attraction.
Minahasa traditional house is a stage house made entirely of wood. The elements are composed in such a way that can be easily dismantled and assembled. However, the house was very strong. To ensure quality, craftsmen using high quality wood such as meranti wood and cempaka.
Minahasa traditional house has been occupied space in various museum collections in the world. Many orders are coming both from within and outside the country. There is also a businessman who commissioned specifically for the cottage or bungalow. The price of housing units ranging from Rp 20 million to Rp 100 million. Depending on material and size.
Woloan citizens have a long history in the making of traditional houses. This village has existed since 1845. House-making activity was carried out citizens for almost a hundred years.
For tourists who want to directly purchase this craft, do not hesitate to transact. It is available at the site several shipping services with varying rates depending on away goals. Houses that have been purchased and dismantled and put into containers.
For tourists who do not want to buy, craftsmen were very open to allow tourists to see the process of making the house. In some locations there are also some facilities such as lodging and restaurants. Scenery City Tomohon also very beautiful with a carpet of flower gardens and Mount Lokon.
Woloan village can be accessed easily. The drive from Manado only takes a maximum of two hours. You can use public transportation or travel services.

By gunawan

No comments:

Post a Comment