Most best friend’s see each other every once in a while, sometimes a couple of times a week, but how amazing would it be to grow old alongside your best friends? These 4 couples have been friends for over 20 years, so they decided to build their own tiny home village!
They named the settlement ‘Llano Exit Strategy,’ which faces the Llano river outside of Austin, Texas. The 4 homes are about 400 square feet and cost $40,000 each.
The slanted roofs and rain barrels can hold up to 5,000 gallons of water, reflected walls help to keep the homes cooler in the hot summers, and they are working on a garden for their food needs.
None of the homes come equipped with a kitchen, so they built a community kitchen in the middle of the settlement.
Have you ever wanted to just up and quit your job, build a boat, and travel the world? Sure, that might seem a little extreme, but maybe one day at least part of the package can come true.
Enter Roy Schreyer of Roy Designed That who designs and builds awesome things. His projects require a great deal of skill, but Roy shares his creations with the world, the hope being that others will give his designs and projects a try too.
That’s why when I came across his DIY tiny houseboat, I was super excited. I’ve always loved boats – there’s something very relaxing about being out on the water. Hours fly by and seem to stand still at the same time. But how cool would it be to have a little boat that you could cruise around in all day, and then instead of having to leave the boat behind at the dock, you can anchor it and spend the night right there. That sounds pretty cool to me.
Roy Schreyer has many designs, but this one is by far my favorite.
In 2006, developers wanted to build a shopping mall in Seattle, Washington, over Edith Macefield’s house, but she wasn’t going to give it up. After she refused a million dollar offer the developers decided to build around her house; the picture tells it all.
After news of her defiance hit the internet, her house because a symbol of struggle against the growth of corporatism, even inspiring the film “Up,” in which Pixar modeled its house after Macefield’s home.
In 2008, Edith died and left the home to Barry Martin, the construction chief at an adjacent building site who had befriended her and helped her through her final days. The future of the house was unknown, although Martin said he would like to turn it into a memorial of some kind.
The house was gutted and remodeling began, but was cut short and the house went up for auction. In March of 2015, the house failed to sell at auction because the $170,000 price tag came with $300,000 in lien taxes. After the failed auction, the house was re-listed without any tax lien and will be sold to the highest bidder.
Here’s a video tour of the house in its current condition, with some cheesy music:
Principle goes deep in this example. They can bribe you, yell at you, scare and beat you and they can even kill you, but you have all the power, because your obedience is something they can never physically take from you.