Where do the natives live?

House and inhabitants in Amazonian village


The typical dwelling of the inhabitants of the Amazon is the palafitte, called Maloca in the native language: a hut in wooden boards, with the roof of leaves positioned close to each other to create an almost waterproof cover. 

 A light, spacious structure – the families are often very numerous! – and particularly suited to the Amazonian environment, where seasonal rainfall results in a continuous fluctuation of water level in rivers. 

The materials are all natural, collected from the forest in a sustainable way, according to the need of every family! 


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The thatched roofs of traditional ‘malocas’

Do the houses have electricity? 

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