Kas di Pali Mashi

Kas di Pal'I Maishi is a traditional adobe house with a thatched roof constructed approximately 130 years ago. Also called the Kas di Yerba (House of Thatch) or Kunuku (Rural) House, this house represents the indigenous Curaçao dwelling that dotted the countryside in bygone years.

The slave dwelling by origin, the Kas di Yerba was built of locally available materials and according to locally developed building techniques. The rectangular plan of more or less 40 square meters and the symmetrical set-up with an entrance in the middle originates from the West African region, the place of origin of the slave population brought to Curaçao.

Seeping with history is this traditional adobe house with a thatched roof built at the end of the 19th century. The method of construction was typical of that time by Afro-Curaçaoan plantation workers since the end of the 17th century and coincides with the coming of the enslaved Africans. Inside is a small museum with typical household artifacts and outside in the backyard local food is served at lunchtime. Visit from Monday to Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Dokterstuin 27
near Ascencion
(5999) 864-2497