The primary form of dwelling throughout Southeast Asia is a simple structure built on posts with a gable roof.
These types of houses are often built by the river. Usually, they are built facing the water rather than the road.
The Thai version of this type of structure is made of unpainted wood or bamboo.
A large house of this type might have three or more rooms. A common feature of this type of Thai house is a raised terrace. The terrace has a multi-purpose functionality, and it can be considered as the living room of the house.