These tree houses were where the locals stayed overnight to protect their crops. They scared off elephants with fire crackers if necessary. However in a lot of areas the locals have claimed the land which was the animals habitat so in a lot of cases they had no right.
The government also need some advice on finances. In this area near Gall an airport and international conference centre was built 5 yrs ago and never used. They were indebted to Ch8na who now have a 99 yr lease so this countryside will likely be ruined shortly.
The stilt fishermen work early so the ones we saw are merely there to get money from tourists