Here's an old sketch I have (a rough of one of the ideas that will be in the new edition of "Humble Homes, Simple Shacks.."- already out on pre-order (and check out the NEW ART COVER down below)!
I picture (with the pole legs) a structure like this being erected in a marsh or lake setting (where it might not be possible to build other style homes) with a dock-like walkway leading up to its entrance stairs. A cabin/small home like this could actually be built rather affordably- as the most difficult and costly part would be setting the enormous poles (recycled telephone poles- rather easy to obtain) in the ground and in position. You might have to rent a small crane and a large auger machine/truck to do so. The rest of the vacation cabin is a mere bolt-together boxy structure, where you could add in windows wherever you please. Its certainly a do-able, and rather bizarre take on a beach house.
As for the new cover....here's what it looks like (with perhaps a few minor tweaks).....you can pre-order the book down below....thanks!
-Derek "Deek" Diedricksen