Dwell slideshow, this time of homes on stilts instead of more traditional foundations.
I always thought of "stilt homes" as being more coastal, as pictured here. Putting the house up high protects against tides and storms.
Our own house is on concrete piers, not high enough to call stilts in my book. Willie and I put them onto the rock over a July weekend in 2007. The house went on top of those a month later.