House on Jacks


What do you think about this house built on jacks so it can be raised above flood water?

I think it’s crazy because:

  • What happens if the jacks fail to work?
  • What happens if the jacks aren’t long enough?
  • There are simpler ideas around such as building the house on a float that sits in the ‘basement’.
  • it would be cheaper to build a queenslander style house then you would get better views and be able to park your car underneath!
  • Why build in high risk areas?

I found this picture on the dornob website.

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