The 'Flood Plain House' is Built Right Above a Snake-Infested River

By: Riley von Niessen - Jul 25, 2016
References: paulhirzel & dezeen
Architect Paul Hirzel designed a home in Potlatch River, Idaho, that's built to be flood-proof and prevent snake infestations.

Dubbed the 'Flood Plain House,' the building is lifted high above the river that it is built upon, ensuring that no damage is done in the event that water levels rise. As the river is filled with bull snakes and rattlesnakes, ensuring that the home is flood-proof is of special importance.

The building's structure is long and narrow, however it includes a guest bedroom, master suite, living and dining room, full kitchen and an expansive deck that invites its inhabitants to enjoy the scenic view over the river. The Flood Plain House is constructed with a galvanized steel frame as well, which allows it to "easily deconstructed and moved elsewhere."