Man Builds Dream Home Over A Pond So He Can Fish From A Hole In His Living Room Floor
Published in Jun 2019 / Updated in Aug 2021
A man from Oklahoma built his dream home over a pond so he could fish from the comfort of his house, and everyone is fascinated by his idea.
Many people have a clear idea and image of how they’d like their dream home to be. That picture is so vivid that they can even see and feel it when they close their eyes.
An Oklahoma man, Paul Philips, made his vision a reality by building his dream home over a pond in Skiatook. One part of his dream was to have a trap door in the living room that would allow him to fish whenever he wants.
Philips loves fishing so much that he dug a private pond. Then he built a house over it. This would allow him to engage in his favorite hobby on all three sides of the porch. But the fascinating thing is the secret fishing hole inside his living room.
When he began constructing the house, Philips attracted his neighbors’ attention and eventually got covered by the local media.
His love for fishing made international headlines.
Speaking to News On 6, he explained that the idea came due to his obsession with catching fish.
“I love to fish, I fish every day.”
But it was not until Philips experienced an unpleasant interaction with a man while engaging in his beloved hobby when he actually came up with a brilliant idea to build a house over a fish pond.
Philips explained that he was enjoying fishing at Lake Oologah. A man approached him, telling him that he can’t fish there. This incident irritated him, so he decided to build his fishing-paradise.
Philip thought to himself:
“One of these days I’ll have a place of my own where nobody can tell me I can’t fish there.”
According to Tulsa’s KOTV, Philips, a contractor in Skiatook, has been involved in building many houses all over the region.
He later completed his dream house, 1,850 square feet, with three bedrooms, three bathrooms, and a fishing hole in the living room.
Once the home was complete, Philips was generous and ready to share the space with neighbors.
“The lady next door, she just loves to fish, and this lady here, she can’t wait ’til spring to get here so she can hear the frogs a hollerin’.”
Later Philips revealed his plan to sell the house. He’s hoping to build a much bigger home, on a larger pond, and with bigger fish.