The maloca has largely been preserved in the Pirá-Paraná Basin. It consists of a long rectangular frame with a double pitch roof, each maloca housing a patrilineage. The houses are situated on the very banks of the Pirá-Paraná and its tributaries. They are ordered spatially (upstream/downstream, Pirá-Paraná/tributaries), according to the genealogical hierarchy of the clans and lineages. The travel times between malocas are from several minutes to several hours, both by dugout on the rivers and by foot along forest paths.