"the house on stilts way up on the mountain"

A House on Stilts
Public DomainA House on Stilts - Credit: Edward S. Curtis
 Stilt houses, raised on piles (stilts), are sometimes called piled dwellings or palafitte. They are prominent in areas of frequent flooding and/or uneven ground.

Stilts are also an effective way to keep out vermin, and they provide a convenient place for storage below the house.

Stilt houses are found throughout the world.