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    Greetings,
    I would like to have a confirmation on the meaning of 'lake dwelling'
    Is it a type of house or a term addressed to all houses which are built over the ocean?
    What about 'stilt house' and 'pile dwelling'?

    Your efforts are mostly appreciated.
    Thanks.

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    Lake dwelling is simply a house on a lake, called a lakefront home.

    A stilt house or pile dwelling are homes where the foundation had to be built on either stilts or pile- driven posts, since they are close to water.

    At least, that's the definition in Michigan, USA

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    Context would be helpful. In European archaeology, Lake dwellings were houses or groups of houses on stilts within lakes.

    http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1199/...d8b0c9.jpg?v=0

    Google Image Result for http://pages.unibas.ch/arch/personen/menotti/LakeDwellings/ld.jpg

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