There are plenty of houses that sit on stilts in the Gulf Coast region (due to the risk of storm surges and high water tables). But if you’ve ever toured around Colorado or any mountainous area, you may have seen a few these things as well.
Often built on the side of a hill, these types of homes take advantage of incredible views by enabling really steep lots to be inhabitable. (If you don’t mind the stairs.)
This box-like house on stilts is located in Manitou Springs, Colorado, not far from the famous Manitou Cliff Dwellings:
So what does the inside of a house-on-stilts look like?
This home seems tiny from the outside but it actually feels spacious inside. It has 1,032 square feet of living space.
Currently listed for sale at $200,000, this 1978 home has 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom.
In the photo above, you can see the support & beam structures which are the skeleton of the house.
There is a teeny tiny outdoor space where you can’t do much more than drink a cup of coffee…
But the lot is actually .16 of an acre – which is a decent sized lot. The problem is… all of that acreage is on the side of a hill.
…the views, of course.
For more information about this unique stilt-home see here.
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