This Upgraded Bahay Kubo in Batangas Cost P1M to Build

Complete with a pool and a pretty unexpected bathroom.

(SPOT.ph) Before tiny houses were even a thing, we already had the humble bahay kubo.  It's exactly memories of her own childhood kubo that inspired Annie Oco to build one together with her husband Alexis for their own family. Make no mistake though, as this isn't the typical gazebo-like one you'd find in someone's backyard; it's a full-blown, luxe and modern take on the kubo that cost them around P1 million. And yup, this Batangas paradise was worth every penny.

Also read: This Couple Made Their Tiny-House Dream Come True in Batangas

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"We spent most of our time there na naglalaro lang kami tapos nando'n 'yong family bonding namin sa kubo na 'yon," Annie tells Summit Media's OG team in a video. The little hut was built by her grandfather and "Although mayroon kaming bahay na concrete, mas naalala ko na mayroon kaming bahay kubo."

This Bahay Kubo in Batangas takes it to the next level:

Dubbed the Rancho Oco, after their family name, the luxe kubo features a deck, a kitchen, dining room, two bedrooms (one is a loft-type complete with a balcony), a bathroom with a rather unexpected sky roof, and even a mini pool. The last one was built specially for the Oco couple's two daughters. "Kung gusto nilang mag-swimming with a mountain view, stargazing while swimming, dito sila pumupunta," Alexis says.

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So, what's with the P1 million price tag? Well, the couple first thought the construction would only cost around P500,000 but they decided to go all out during the process. Plus, instead of the typical material, the structure's main body is made with mahogany. "Medyo pricey siya, pero worth it naman in the long run," Annie says. "Nag-splurge talaga kami do'n sa mahogany."

You can check out this bodega became a luxe bahay kubo in Batangas via the OG Channel video exclusive:

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