Written on the front wall of the Bugoharjo house is "Selamat Datang" which means Welcome! The date 1948 is when the house was rebuilt from an older house. The original building is at least 75 years old. Our Javanese friend enlightened us as to why the back of the house was built wider than the front of the house. "It is like a pocket that holds your fortune," explained Ronny. "Remember that the house was used to store the family's harvest.