Woods near Norwood, New Jersey, USA.
I gave myself the task of trying to find a site to build a little tiny house in these woods - maybe a place to go watch and listen to the water in the stream?
I liked this spot at the confluence of two little streams. In springtime when the water is higher and rushing through the rocks this must be a really cool place to sit.
Sometimes I think these kinds of places are better enjoyed by leaving them unbuilt, and just visiting. Though a little platform to sit on and a bit of shade can be very nice.
Building a good foundation here without disturbing the root system of that really knotty tree holding the bank together would be tricky. Maybe the house would have a sort of floating foundation, which just sits on the ground when the water is low, and floats when the water gets higher? Also… I wonder about the toxicity of pressure treated wood for the immediate environment… I wouldn’t want to ruin the quality of the water in the stream by using nasty chemical-treated wood.