House of Dakay

Ivana, Batanes

House of Dakay
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Jaja R.
4.0 Stars

House of Dakay is located at Ivana, a 6th class municipality in Batanes. This is most probably the most photographed Ivatan house, it was built of lime and stone in 1887 and owned by Luisita Estrella who bequeathed it to her favorote nephew, Jose "Dakay" Estrella.

This structure is a survivor of the destructive earthquake of Sep 13, 1918 which has destroyed much of the town, its shutters and floor have never been changed ans has retained much of its authentic look through the decades.

This is a picture of simplicity of life in the province as experienced by the natives. Visitors are requested to remove their shoes/slippers upon entering the house.

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Myzyl C.
5.0 Stars

I loved it.

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Mae A.
5.0 Stars

And I say hello from this house! 9995🏻

This old man was supposed to orient us but our tour guide said he was unfit. He was there but yeah, drunk and all. 128517 Goes to show how chill life is out here.

Built in 1887, this house defied all the storms out there. It was that strong! 128170🏻 Made of limestone and cogon (roof), this is a usual stop for tourists that abound South Batan. Inside, it was quite cool prolly due to the limestone and wooden floors. There are a couple of souvenirs, and you could even take a photo with the cogon vest and hat! 128522

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Allen Y.
4.0 Stars

One of the stops in the South Batan tour. Too bad we didn't meet the matriarch of the house (+). She passed away last January.

We met her family who lives in the house and act as caretakers. A family of four with two cute, little kids.

There are pictures inside and a small corner where they sell souvenirs.

It's amazing that the house is still intact after all these years.

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