I have recently bought a piece of land to build a country cottage and perhaps eventually move there permanently. The terrain is sloped with only a few flat spots. The former owners dug a large rectangular hole in one of these flat spots, with about 1,5m deep, with the intention to have a pond, but never completed it. The hole has almost the same size I would plan to build a wood house, and at the right spot.
Since I plan to keep the available flat spots as they are, to have yard, and since I don't have any clever plan for the hole, I was wondering:
Would there be any problem to build the wood house over the hole, so as to cover it? It does not appear to accumulate water inside (at least not for long), and the vegetation at the bottom is suggestive of a well drained soil. (I can only tell so far, because I haven't visited the place so many times yet).
And if perhaps I can take advantage of the hole-house interaction, I would love to hear about any tips.