DIY Ground Level Small Deck

Not sure if it would be totally considered ground but here is a foto:

https://imgur.com/a/cvubS

As you can see there is some cement in the way. How hard of a job are we talking with the cement as an obstacle? Could it be place above it without having to take it out or alter it? Would like to build from the home (unattached) to where the wood poles are. This is a rental.

68" W (5'8") [173cm]

196" L (16'4") [498cm]

Anyone with experience can estimate cost and if this even feasible for basically a total beginner? Am I totally in over my head? Basically just looking to make it so we could put a small table and chairs because as it is now we cannot really hang out in it.

The cement is a problem.

If the cement pad is stable and in good condition, you can attach a post right to it with a metal bracket (they make them specifically for attaching 4x4 posts to cement) that you would tapcon or concrete anchor to the pad and screw into the post. The other posts would go into the ground (depth depends on your area), or you could use pre-cast concrete footings (they look like a cut off pyramid with an “x” on top to lay the joists in. Either way, framing a ground level deck and building the deck/railing is a pretty straightforward job for a novice, and only requires a few tools. There are lots of DIY videos and websites that will show you everything you need to know.

Building something like that is pretty easy.  I'm sure there are tons of YouTube videos that could get you started.  No need to take up the concrete, the nice thing about a deck is that it covers shit like that up.

You  could do what you need with a battery powered circular saw, a battery powered impact driver, a tape measure, a speed square, and some deck screws.

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If the cement pad is stable and in good condition, you can attach a post right to it with a metal bracket (they make them specifically for attaching 4x4 posts to cement) that you would tapcon or concrete anchor to the pad and screw into the post. The other posts would go into the ground (depth depends on your area), or you could use pre-cast concrete footings (they look like a cut off pyramid with an “x” on top to lay the joists in. Either way, framing a ground level deck and building the deck/railing is a pretty straightforward job for a novice, and only requires a few tools. There are lots of DIY videos and websites that will show you everything you need to know.

This.  You can attach your JOists to 4x4s set in the ground, you could attach them to the concrete already there, you can use the precasts, many options for the JOists.  Lay them out, drop on your decking, and enJOy.

Totally in your ability to DIY.  Read a reputable reference and it’s a 2 day job.  Set posts one day, deck in the next.  You’ll be drinking on it by sundown of day 2.