Making of Kas di Bara (house of stones, mud, twigs and clay)

Kas di bara was the traditional house for the majority of the population. The walls of the house were made of branches that were woven together. The branches were taken from amongst others mangrove trees, the lele tree, the kohara tree or the gourd tree, it depended on which of these tree species was closest in the area where the house was built. After the branches are braided together, they are covered with mud (clay). The house is covered with corn stalks. Currently, there are only two people left on Bonaire who have mastered the art of making a kas di bara.