Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: NW Washington State
In my area, the ground stays in reasonable condition, in the winter, where I put the horses, but if you dig down 3 feet, you have water. Wood posts in the ground wouldn't work for us.
Also, we can have a building of 200sqf (or less) built anyway, with no permit. It could have power, water, whatever I want. But no more than 200sqf, regardless if it's on the ground or in the ground.
We just got one of these horse shelters. Just a 10x20. I love it :) It's very solid, and incredibly sound. I couldn't have built it in the amount of time/money that it cost me to buy it from this guy.