Oklahoma Man Builds Dream Home On Personal Pond - NewsOn6.com - Tulsa, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports - KOTV.com |

Oklahoma Man Builds Dream Home On Personal Pond

Posted: Updated:
Folks are fascinated by the house Paul Phillips is building. Folks are fascinated by the house Paul Phillips is building.
"I love to fish, I fish every day," Phillips said. "I love to fish, I fish every day," Phillips said.
SKIATOOK, Oklahoma -

Many people have a perfect image of their dream home, an image so vivid they can see it when they close their eyes.

One Oklahoma man is making his vision a reality by building his dream house in Skiatook. One part of the man's vision is a trap door in the living room that lets him fish whenever he wants.

Folks are fascinated by the house Paul Phillips is building. The process started because of fishing.

"I love to fish, I fish every day," Phillips said.

He was fishing at Lake Oologah when a guy told him he couldn't fish where he was; that made him angry.

"One of these days I'll have a place of my own where nobody can tell me I can't fish there," Phillips said.

This house is that place; but he needed a place to put the fish.

"I rented me a dozer and dug me a pond," said Phillips.

They started building the house in September and he said neighbors are as excited as he is.

"The lady next door, she just loves to fish, and this lady here, she can't wait 'til spring to get here so she can hear the frogs a hollerin'," Phillips said.

Carpenter Randy Aschlerman said he's never built anything like this before, but it's kind of fun.

There's plenty of room to fish off the porch on three sides - the house is 1,850 square feet – but he also has a secret fishing hole in the living room.

“Right where you're standing there'll be a 4x4 foot hole. Be able to sit here in the rockin' chair,” Phillips said.

He thinks one more really good rain will fill the pond.

Phillips said the house should be ready to move into in about a month.

Special Features

Live Traffic

Get the latest road conditions on Green Country roadways.

iPhone App

Get breaking news, weather, sports & video directly on your iPhone.

CBS Shows

Watch your favorite CBS shows for free online.

Links

Looking for a website or event you heard mentioned on News On 6? Find it here!

TV Schedule

Need to know what's on TV? Check out our television schedule.

Live Radar

WARN Interactive

Special Coverage

  • Bridge Tracker

    How safe are Oklahoma's bridges? Use Bridge Tracker to find out now.

  • Fallen Heroes

    News On 6 honors our fallen Oklahoma heroes. View our interactive timeline.

  • Murrah Bombing Timeline

    Learn more about the events leading up to and following the bombing.

  • Storm Zone

    Watch tornadoes tear across Oklahoma and learn how to stay safe!

Powered by Frankly
News On 6
303 N. Boston Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74103
Newson6.com is proud to provide Oklahomans with timely and relevant news and information, sharing the stories, pictures and loves of Oklahomans across our great state.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 KOTV. Oklahoma Traveler™ is a registered trademark of Griffin Communications. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.