Houses Built on Stilts are Novel Lake Dwellings (May, 1929)

Houses Built on Stilts are Novel Lake Dwellings

ONE OF the most remarkable summer camps in the country is the colony which has been established at Milnensburg, Louisiana, in the shallow waters of Lake Ponchartrain. The photo above shows how dozens of houses have been built on piles above the water. Narrow walks starting at the mainland lead to the various cottages, which are spread out over the water to form a queer lake city. Residents in these cottages assert that the cool breezes from the heart of the lake make this form of construction worth while. The photograph was taken from an airplane.

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  1. Hirudinea says: July 23, 201212:32 pm

    And the nice thing is you never have to worry about your basement flooding (or always worry about it, I’m not sure which?)

  2. Rick Auricchio says: July 24, 20129:52 am

    “The photograph was taken from an airplane.”

    And here I thought it was just from the top of a really tall ship mast.

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