Man Builds Dream Home Over A Pond So He Can Fish From A Hole In His Living Room Floor

Paul Philips from Oaklahoma decided to build his dream home in the middle of a pond so he can practice his favorite hobby anytime.
Since he loves fishing, he decided to place his home on the pond and made a trap door in his living room so he can fish while sitting on the couch. This sounds crazy, but it is true.

The house is in Skiatook and the pond is a private one. From the outside, the house looks like any regular wooden cabin, so the secret trap door in the living room comes as a surprise to every visitor. When Paul started building his home, the neighbors got curious and after learning about his plan, even the media visited him to make a news report.

According to Paul, he loves fishing so much, that he wants to spend every day doing this but wanted to be able to enjoy this activity without having to leave the house. His decision was also influenced by an unpleasant encounter with a fellow fisherman while fishing at Lake Oologah, who told him to find another spot as he can’t fish there. At that point, he decided to build his 1850 square feet dream house and include a trap door in the living room. What do you think about this idea?

 

 

8 Comments

  • Chris C. on said:

    HOW DID HE EVER GET A BUILDING PERMIT?!

    I don’t want to rain on your parade but the problem number one of any builder is the freaking asinine bureaucrats you have to deal with for the minutest of things, like a roof being 6 inches too tall for a house that’s in the middle of nowhere and cladding a house with new siding if the extra few inches puts it now within the protected margin around a lake or a river, and I speak from experience!

    If you don’t have an army of engineers, lawyers and architects to lobby the dim-witted authorities for anything that is not specifically circumscribed in the Code, you can just forget about it!

    • T Miller on said:

      IDK about Oklahoma but in Texas, if you live outside the city limits on what we call a “county” property, you don’t need permits, except for the water treatment: well and septic. You’ll also need permission to tie into the grid if you choose, but other than that, you can build pretty much what you want.

  • James on said:

    When i was 16 we lived at a marina. My boat was in the slip directly under my bedroom. I could lay in my bed and catch fish from my bedroom window. The house was on 12 foot pilings. I loved it. Good for him

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