Development of a livable housing in the form of a simple home is indispensable for poor families. Simple houses built with brick or concrete block walls and a frame of bamboo reinforced concrete structures are resistant to earthquake and wind as well as convenient. The construction method to consider the application of the six criteria for appropriate technology (technical, economical, ergonomic, social cultural, energy‐saving, and environmentally friendly) and the systemic, holistic, interdisciplinary and participatory (SHIP) approach are applied starting from when a house is planned, constructed, and maintained. The conclusions of this research are as follows: (1) compressive strength of concrete, f’c = 20.75 MPa and the tensile strength of bamboo fy = 129.17 Mpa; (2) the simple house with the bamboo reinforced concrete structure can fulfill the requirement of being safe prevailing in Indonesia; (3) it can fulfill the requirement of physical comfort, which includes the temperature, humidity, the wind speed, noise, and illumination; (4) based on the information obtained through the questionnaire, such a house can also make the dweller feel highly safe, comfortable, and satisfied.
Part of the book: Bamboo