An interesting concept when looking at housing in the Philippines is the fact bamboo is something that can be utilized and in fact very good as a construction material. But the important factor that comes up regularly is “termites eat it” at the same time nobody asks the question was it treated right in the first place? In reality bamboo is a cheap viable material that is also sustainable. On top of that if going down this route your less likely to need air conditioning as it doesn’t hold heat the way concrete does. I can understand people saying well that’s not what I would call a home, at the same time nothing wrong with adding a guest house for visitors in the corner of your lot as it gives a bit of privacy for your visitors and yourself.
Also if you have the budget you can look at something with a slightly different approach and design