Kunuku House

  • Culture & History

Kunuku houses are former slave houses on Curaçao, Aruba and Bonaire. Kunuku means plantation or countryside. The West India Company established large plantations after the conquest of the islands. On the plantation site, houses were built by the slaves, who were brought from Africa to work on the plantations.

The houses were made of wood, coral stone, limestone or clay, on a wickerwork of branches with a roof of corn and / or reed stalks. Later, crushed oil cans, tinplate and corrugated sheet iron were also used.

So they are really old houses that weave the history of the islands.


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