Mbaru Niang the traditional house @ Wae Rebo village-NTT Indonesia, 5 storey communal house, where the tribe live. Lobo'=attic to store food & supplies. to store seeds. Rae' to store food stock for the 'rainy days'
Wae Rebo: The Remaining Trace of Manggarai Architectural Hallmark There are five stories in an mbaru niang. Each has its own function. The lower story is for sleeping and living, and the highest is for the souls of ancestors, a sacred place in a house.
Wae Rebo: The Remaining Trace of Manggarai Architectural Hallmark. As a communal settlement uphill, the temperature inside an mbaru gendang is quite stable although morning sun is always a good way to warm up the day.