Stilt Homes ! !
What is a home on stilts?
A home on stilts is a house that is built up on stilts. They are usually located above water or on land where there is water nearby.
Who lives in stilt homes?
The people that live in stilt homes are usually fisherman or people that want to live near the beach or water.
Where can stilt homes be found?
Stilt homes are found near water or areas that flood a lot. They can be often found in Mexico, Indonesia, Malaysia, Ireland, the United States and Chile. They can also be found all over the world in South America, also in Europe, Asia and Africa.
Why are they built this way? What are they made of?
They are built this way because if there is a flood the water wouldn't get in the house.And they are made out of wood, scrap metal and bamboo.
Cool facts about stilt homes
In Indonesia the people that live in stilt homes they train their self to hold their breath for 5 minutes long. Stilt houses MUST be built away from rocks because if they weren't and the house fell it could fall on to the rocks.