Wow! What a lot of fantastic information! I hope this thread is still active, as I'd love to have some input. I have a small (2 ac) acreage on Vancouver island. The back acre or so is forested, there is a creek that runs through, but a lot of it also is quite marshy. I would like to build a small cabin or studio or whatever you want to call it, out there, as there is abundant wildlife, privacy and it's just a great place to be. I Have found a nice spot that I have been watching through the seasons, and water doesn't ever pool here, though it does in many places around.
Do you think that a raised earth foundation would work here, or do you think it is just to wet?
To clarify, I'm not talking a house with a kitchen or anything, just a cozy spot to be.