One of the salient features of Chiloé is its architecture. Traditionally develops along the inner edge of the coast, along the banks and also by the surrounding hills. The churches, forts, bridges, mills, stilt houses, the houses of larch shingles, balconies and verandas are the typical buildings of Chiloé. The archipelago is experiencing a culture of wood mañío, pellín, larch, evergreen, coigue, rich woods, now scarce. The houses are large and grow as needed. The house is woven chilota family life, particularly his enormous kitchens where families share stories and traditions during the long months of rain.