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Tiny House Perched Atop a Rock in the Middle of a River Withstands 45 Years of Floods

Posted By Diane Pham On March 10, 2013 @ 12:31 pm In Architecture,Green Building | No Comments

The house was built back in 1968 by a group of boys who wanted a spot to sunbathe while at the river. Rather than settling on the comfort of raw bedrock, they took to constructing a building from wood boards reclaimed from a nearby shed that had been destroyed. Getting the materials [1] onto the rock was no easy task — the wood was brought over by boat or kayak [2], and heftier pieces were taken upstream and left to float downstream where they were caught by the boys on the rock. In addition to a sun-bathing deck, the home boasts a small room. While several severe storms and floods have wreaked havoc on the construction over the last 45 years, the home has always been brought back to good repair.

Via Design Taxi [3]

Images © Irene Becker [4]

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[1] materials: http://www.inhabitat.com/materials

[2] kayak: http://inhabitat.com/awesome-oru-origami-kayak-folds-into-its-own-compact-carrying-case/

[3] Design Taxi: http://inhabitat.com http://designtaxi.com/news/356392/An-Incredible-Little-House-Balanced-On-A-Rock-In-A-River/

[4] Irene Becker: http://irenebecker.photoshelter.com/

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