Stilt Houses





Stilt Houses in the Gulf of Mexico

viewed close up by boat, U.S.A.


Stilt houses in Pasco County represent

Florida history, coastal tradition


Stilt Houses Village, Far East


Amish Beach Houses, U.S.A.









Papua New Guinea, exploring a village (Koki)

with houses on stilts


Myanmar 2012: Tour with leg rowed boat

through Maing Thauk, stilt house village


Venice of Africa!

Ganvie Stilt Village in Benin










Kampong Khleang stilt house village,



Nzulezo (Nzulzu) village,

Lake Tadane, Ghana


Koh Panyee,

Phang Nga Province, Thailand









Das Pfahlbaumuseum in Unteruhldingen (Bodensee)

Join us on a journey through the Stone Age and Bronze Age at the Pfahlbau Museum in Unteruhldingen, Lake Constance, Germany


Bajau Laut: Sea Gypsies, 



Il Museo delle Palafitte del Lago di Ledro,

Trentino Alto Adige, Italy


Rai Storia TV: Palafitte Ledro, Italy







  • John May and Anthony Reid: "Buildings without Architects: A Global Guide to Everyday Architecture", Press Limited-Rizzoli, 2000.

A wonderfully informative reference on vernacular styles, from adobe pueblos and Pennsylvania barns to Mongolian yurts and Indonesian stilt houses.

This small but comprehensive book documents the rich cultural past of vernacular building styles, from Irish sod houses to sub-Saharan wattle-and-daub huts and redwoods treehouses. It offers inspiration for home woodworking enthusiasts as well as architects, conservationists, and anyone interested in energy-efficient building and sustainability. The variety and ingenuity of the world’s vernacular building traditions are richly illustrated, and the materials and techniques are explored. With examples from every continent, the book documents the diverse methods people have used to create shelter from locally available natural materials, and shows the impressively handmade finished products through diagrams, cross-sections, and photographs. Unlike modern buildings that rely on industrially produced materials and specialized tools and techniques, the everyday architecture featured here represents a rapidly disappearing genre of handcrafted and beautifully composed structures that are irretrievably "of their place." These structures are the work of unsung and often anonymous builders that combine artistic beauty, practical form, and necessity.

















Even the longest journey begins with a first step! Systemic Habitats is on line since the 18th of May 2012. This website was created to publish online my ebook "Towards another habitat" on the contemporary architecture and urbanism. Later many other contents were added. For their direct or indirect contribution to its realisation, we would like to thank: Roberto Vacca, Marco Pizzuti, Fiorenzo and Raffaella Zampieri, Antonella Todeschini, All the Amici di Marco Todeschini, Ecaterina Bagrin, Stefania Ciocchetti, Marcello Leonardi, Joseph Davidovits, Frédéric Davidovits, Rossella Sinisi, Pasquale Cascella, Carlo Cesana, Filippo Schiavetti Arcangeli, Laura Pane, Antonio Montemiglio, Patrizia Piras, Bruno Nicola Rapisarda, Ruberto Ruberti, Marco Cicconcelli, Ezio Prato, Sveva Labriola, Rosario Francalanza, Giacinto Sabellotti, All the Amici di Gigi, Ruth and Ricky Meghiddo, Natalie Edwards, Rafael Schmitd, Nicola Romano, Sergio Bianchi, Cesare Rocchi, Henri Bertand, Philippe Salgarolo, Paolo Piva, Norbert Trenkle, Gaetano Giuseppe Magro, Carlo Blangiforti, Mario Ludovico, Riccardo Viola, Giulio Peruzzi, Ahmed Elgazzar, and last but not least the kind Staff of Ionos.   M.L.














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