Living in a Longhouse

By Ethan W. (9 years old)


Tara lives in a longhouse with her family in Sarawak.  The longhouse has eight doors.  It is built on stilts so that it doesn’t get flooded during the monsoon season.  The walls are made of wood and the roof, zinc.

Eight families live together in the longhouse like a big extended family.  They always help one another and gather at the corridor in the evenings to talk about their day.

The men go hunting for food in the jungle while the women grow vegetables and crops in their garden plots.  The old folks look after the younger children while their parents are busy at work.

Tara and her friends have to walk a long way to attend the nearest primary school.  She loves living in the longhouse very much because she has lots of friends to play with after school.


About Katherine

Just a female who has time to do a bit of pondering and musing. Otherwise, I am on an interesting journey down the path to being a senior citizen.
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