Man Builds House Over Pond So He Can Go Fishing Right From His Living Room

Fishing can be a fun pastime for people of all ages, but one Oklahoma man loves it so much that he built his house over a lake and cut a hole in his living room floor so he could fish from the comfort of his couch. That’s pretty impressive!

Scroll down to learn more about the house and to see photos of this masterful creation.

Paul Phillips really loves fishing. He’s built plenty of houses around his hometown of Skiatook over the years, but this one was special. A three-bedroom, three-bathroom property built over a lake, complete with a hole in the living room floor for easy fishing access. Oh, and he built the pond himself using a bulldozer and a little help from mother nature, all because he was barred from fishing at the nearby Lake Oologah.

There were some pretty great catches to be had. At first, the pond didn’t have any fish, so he had to go elsewhere to catch them and bring them back to his own little nature reserve. Eventually, the pond filled up with catfish and other fish and he was off!

He can even fish outdoors. The indoor fishing hole in the living room floor was a great add for when the weather is bad, but when it’s nice out, the wraparound porch means Paul can fish from three sides of the house, which is pretty cool.

Funny enough, he doesn’t plan on staying put. While he only just moved into this amazing house, Paul has already put it up on the market for another fishing-obsessed man or woman to snatch up. Why would you get rid of such an amazing house? Well, it’s not that he doesn’t love the house, it’s that he loves it so much that he wants to build a whole new fishing house, just bigger and better than before! Who knows, maybe he can even make a business out of houses like this!

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