Houses on Stilts

stilt houses On our way home, we drove a little way out of the way to take a ferry ride over the Illinois River. After we crossed and were driving on a small road, we drove by this row of houses on stilts. There is so much flooding in this area that it is really common for people to build up on stilts to prevent problems. Many of the houses had their decks built directly under the house complete with grill, and porch swing. I love the colours of these houses and thought they looked just perfect along the tree lined river. I hope you all have a wonderful, safe New Year’s Eve.

travelling • Thursday, December 31st, 2009 • 2 Comments »
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2 Responses to “Houses on Stilts”

  1. Amy says:

    that’s so cool! great pic
    …but it would be interesting, to say the least, to have a roaring grill directly under your house.

  2. Mousy Brown says:

    What amazing sights you saw! Lovely photo as usual – hope you enjoying your New Year 🙂

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