LOCATION: Lake Galveston, TX
COMPLETED: Schematic Design Phase
CONSTRUCTION COST: $150,000 estimate / house
PROJECT AREA: 970 Net SF
Stilt House I is a two bedroom / two bath beach house on stilts to be located on a beach outside Houston, Texas. The design incorporates a roof top deck and uses simple materials.
The structural system is made from three recycled shipping containers. Because of storm surge concerns the house needs to be 14 feet above sea level. The recycled shipping containers also give the house a hurricane resistant structure. An “L” shaped concrete foundation is used for lateral stability and to identify the entrance.