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5542 clicks; posted to Main » on 22 May 2022 at 2:15 AM (6 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-05-21 9:26:19 PM  
Nobody wants to advertise a house for sale in Boothville.

Nobody.
 
2022-05-21 9:40:59 PM  
It looks like it is raised on a stack of cinder blocks. I have my doubts that it would stand up to much of a tidal surge. Either way it is in an area that will likely be below water in the near future.
 
2022-05-21 9:45:16 PM  
That is a goddamn double-wide on stilts. One strong wind would blow the farking thing over.
 
2022-05-21 9:47:38 PM  
Don't they have ANY building laws there? How is that rickety shiat even legal?
 
2022-05-21 10:00:58 PM  
Lol, says it was built in 1974. That shiat has lasted almost 50 years?
 
2022-05-21 10:12:01 PM  
Might as well be underground for all the natural light you get inside.
 
2022-05-21 11:10:34 PM  
Look at the map.  It's way out the extreme southeast part of Louisiana.  It's practically underwater already.
 
2022-05-21 11:45:17 PM  
The place will stand. They won't be able to get to it except by boat though.
 
2022-05-21 11:52:47 PM  
A block away from the mighty Mississip? No thank you.
 
2022-05-22 12:06:05 AM  
Don't see a lot of cross-bracing there.
 
2022-05-22 12:11:16 AM  
I suppose moving out is a lot easier than moving in.  While the new owners are navigating that mountain of stairs, the vacating crew can just toss everything out the windows towards the moving van and let gravity handle the details.

Grocery shopping has got to be an ordeal.
 
2022-05-22 12:40:36 AM  
You're basically in the Gulf of Mexico. If a hurricane hits (and they hit there a lot) you're history.
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2022-05-22 2:19:13 AM  

Exluddite: It looks like it is raised on a stack of cinder blocks. I have my doubts that it would stand up to much of a tidal surge. Either way it is in an area that will likely be below water in the near future.


So, not necessary near future. I mean, this this is all probably guesswork. But the original source seems to have done their homework.

/hint: Austria
 
2022-05-22 2:19:21 AM  
But how's the view?
 
2022-05-22 2:25:14 AM  

Exluddite: It looks like it is raised on a stack of cinder blocks. I have my doubts that it would stand up to much of a tidal surge. Either way it is in an area that will likely be below water in the near future.


Yeah, not the best solution. But if you ran rebar and concrete through the gaps it might be sturdy. Hopefully is has good footings.
 
2022-05-22 2:29:50 AM  
So...a normal beach house, but further inland than usual. Tie your boat off at top flight of stairway, park car above high tide point. Tide comes in, car is safe, boat comes to you. Typical thing on the Gulf Coast, or at least used to be. Great weekend party rentals.

/never saw one on blocks, but this IS in Louisiana
 
2022-05-22 2:30:19 AM  
nope. if I wanted a third floor walk up I would move to NYC.
 
2022-05-22 2:33:59 AM  

dr_blasto: Lol, says it was built in 1974. That shiat has lasted almost 50 years?


Either the shed behind was built in 1974 or the doublewide on top of the stilts was made then. Google Streetview in 2013 shows a completely different single story ranch firmly planted on ground level. Sometime between 2013 and today, Old Man River claimed it. Then they brought in the mobile home and jacked it up.
 
2022-05-22 2:40:28 AM  
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See you crashed into a drilling rig.

 
2022-05-22 2:44:33 AM  
Regardless of it's stability, who builds something like that without an elevator?
 
2022-05-22 2:52:01 AM  
I looked up the address on Google Maps, and checked out the Street View, which is from October 2013. Back then, it was a bit more down-to-earth.

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The house just west of it is also raised, but not nearly as high.

If it keeps on raining, and the levee's gonna break, they might still have no place to stay when the farking Mississippi River rushes into their yard and knocks down those cinder blocks.
 
2022-05-22 3:00:36 AM  
I think I'd have a dinghy strapped to the outside of the deck next to the front door if I lived there.
 
2022-05-22 3:08:58 AM  
Hate to be the poor bastards moving couches and hutches on those stairs.
 
2022-05-22 3:16:58 AM  

CyberKultist: So...a normal beach house, but further inland than usual. Tie your boat off at top flight of stairway, park car above high tide point. Tide comes in, car is safe, boat comes to you. Typical thing on the Gulf Coast, or at least used to be. Great weekend party rentals.

/never saw one on blocks, but this IS in Louisiana


Yup.  This is way better built than a bunch of them I've seen.  It'll be fine until some hurricane wipes it out and they'll build another one.
 
2022-05-22 3:18:47 AM  

thisisyourbrainonFark: Hate to be the poor bastards moving couches and hutches on those stairs.


Ain't you never heard of rattan?
 
2022-05-22 3:37:30 AM  

cyberspacedout: I looked up the address on Google Maps, and checked out the Street View, which is from October 2013. Back then, it was a bit more down-to-earth.

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The house just west of it is also raised, but not nearly as high.

If it keeps on raining, and the levee's gonna break, they might still have no place to stay when the farking Mississippi River rushes into their yard and knocks down those cinder blocks.


Crying won't help you, praying won't do you no good. When the levee breaks, Mama, you got to move!
When The Levee Breaks
Youtube 9pg-IVRSOEQ
 
2022-05-22 6:09:37 AM  
Meh.  There's no swimming pool.
 
2022-05-22 6:21:08 AM  
Two things missing.

1) Draw bridge
2) Fireman's pole
 
2022-05-22 6:21:53 AM  

DiDGr8: dr_blasto: Lol, says it was built in 1974. That shiat has lasted almost 50 years?

Either the shed behind was built in 1974 or the doublewide on top of the stilts was made then. Google Streetview in 2013 shows a completely different single story ranch firmly planted on ground level. Sometime between 2013 and today, Old Man River claimed it. Then they brought in the mobile home and jacked it up.


Looks like the same house to me ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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2022-05-22 6:27:18 AM  
I've built similar bases is 7 Days to Die. They weren't a good idea either.
 
2022-05-22 6:30:34 AM  

DiDGr8: dr_blasto: Lol, says it was built in 1974. That shiat has lasted almost 50 years?

Either the shed behind was built in 1974 or the doublewide on top of the stilts was made then. Google Streetview in 2013 shows a completely different single story ranch firmly planted on ground level. Sometime between 2013 and today, Old Man River claimed it. Then they brought in the mobile home and jacked it up.


They jacked the ground *down*.
 
2022-05-22 6:57:12 AM  
Horizontal stress load ignored...Imagine getting a heavy appliance, reclining couch, or a fire/gun safe delivered.

Nooooo thank you.
 
2022-05-22 7:01:17 AM  
Equip it with emergency inflatable pontoons and I'm in.

That could make for an interesting movie actually. A millennial couple saves up their hard-earned scratch to finally buy a risky house. Then a storm rolls in, the pontoons inflate, and suddenly they're on a grand adventure on the high seas!
They lose their life savings at the end like most people in the region anyway, but it's still a fun ride.
 
2022-05-22 7:05:59 AM  
I sure hope whoever buys it doesn't suffer from altitude sickness.
 
2022-05-22 7:37:45 AM  

tuxq: Horizontal stress load ignored...Imagine getting a heavy appliance, reclining couch, or a fire/gun safe delivered.

Nooooo thank you.


Pulleys.
 
2022-05-22 8:04:03 AM  
If your dog runs away, you can watch it for weeks
 
2022-05-22 8:05:49 AM  
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Honey, I'm home.
 
2022-05-22 8:16:35 AM  
That is ridiculous. I have bad knees. I would die trying to get up those stairs. How about putting in an elevator.
 
2022-05-22 8:35:45 AM  

daffy: That is ridiculous. I have bad knees. I would die trying to get up those stairs. How about putting in an elevator.


The smart* thing would be to put the house up on hydraulic lifters. Then you can lower it when you get home & raise it when you see a storm or missionaries coming.

* kinda
 
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2022-05-22 8:39:37 AM  
I live not to far from Where the Mississippi and Missouri rivers meet. There are a lot of houses in that flood plain that look like this.
 
2022-05-22 8:39:59 AM  
The building code must be interesting.
 
2022-05-22 8:44:48 AM  
Home on stilts?

Wow. That doesn't look safe.
 
2022-05-22 9:18:28 AM  
That house is all but sited in the ocean. The owners should build an open-ended cradle-like structure at the top of the stilts and place a large house boat on the cradle. Then, when the inevitable happens they will have a chance at survival by sailing away.
 
2022-05-22 9:22:45 AM  

Lochsteppe: daffy: That is ridiculous. I have bad knees. I would die trying to get up those stairs. How about putting in an elevator.

The smart* thing would be to put the house up on hydraulic lifters. Then you can lower it when you get home & raise it when you see a storm or missionaries coming.

* kinda


That sounds like fun.
 
2022-05-22 9:26:34 AM  

gregario: Home on stilts?

Wow. That doesn't look safe.


Oil rigs do just fine.  Only question is if this was engineered anything close to those.
 
2022-05-22 9:28:31 AM  

cherryl taggart: I suppose moving out is a lot easier than moving in.  While the new owners are navigating that mountain of stairs, the vacating crew can just toss everything out the windows towards the moving van and let gravity handle the details.

Grocery shopping has got to be an ordeal.


I imagine they just place an order for delivery
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2022-05-22 9:50:21 AM  
A double-wide on stilts?  Why?
 
2022-05-22 9:51:32 AM  

Snort: A double-wide on stilts?  Why?


Ah, nevermind.  It's Louisiana.
 
2022-05-22 10:21:56 AM  
This is nearby...

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2022-05-22 10:24:32 AM  

wheresmypen: The building code must be interesting.


LOL, building code? We don't need no big gub'mint round these parts!
 
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