A ground level deck doesn't have foundations, so by design, can be mobile, even portable. With the changing of the seasons, a mobile setup can be moved to a sunny area in winter, or a shady spot in summer. It gives the user a chance to stay off the dirt, or prickles, or wet grass, in the exact place they want it...this week.
There are some properties/spaces that just can't be built on. That is, you just cant dig a foundation anywhere. You may strike a pipe, an underground drain, electricity lines or worse. Obviously a landlord won't let you build a proper deck either.
Perhaps, a ground level freestanding deck is the answer. This deck cost me $150 and took 4 hours to build. Add painting and wheels: $40, and for less than $200 the banana lounge has a home, anywhere in the yard.
This is a very simple plan that involves two posts and a joist in line,
crossing straps to brace it, and a wrap around skirt to contain the
decking. Shown is the deck plan that I designed to be easy to construct
for the DIY deck builder. Go to Page 2 to Build Your Own Deck: Ground level.
Things to consider