A typical Filipino home is made with banana wood and bamboo, or they are pieced together with tarps, pieces of plywood, or other found materials with a dirt floor. A thatched roof is usually constructed using banana leaves. Only the nicest homes are made with cinder blocks and tin roofs. Usually the home only has one room. Families sleep together on the floor on a bamboo mat. The comfort room (bathroom) is located outside the house. A “dirty kitchen” is usually created near the house with a fire pit to prepare meals. Most homes do not have running water or electricity.