The typical Nascailan house:
- A large family room with a hearth to heat and cook
- Small bedrooms off the family room
- A pantry/Food storage room
The tradition began as a way to keep broken families and orphans from living in squalor and poverty. With a relatively small population, Nascaila was able to create social relations this way for a more stable community. The household system meant everyone was cared for but also could be given personal freedom as nobody was required to change or stay. Throughout the years, it became a way to quickly mend families after death and distrust pulled them apart. Orphanages and homeless shelters could create household names legally and therefore a system of care.
A person is given a legal household name for the home that they are a resident of.
Components and tools
Birth documentation and Death documentation
Everyone at birth is required to have one to put on their birth and death documents. The household adults (age 21+) then are required to care for the child in some capacity.
At birth, the parents give the name of the household that they plan to raise the child in. If the child grows up and wants to change households, they may change their household name but it is not necessary and requires documents with change of permanent address and sponsorship of one of the members of that household so nobody can switch household name for reasons of inheritance or other social/financial gains.