This video is entertaining for a few reasons:
First, the gal is attractive, so that got a lot of… uh… interesting comments on YouTube, including multiple marriage requests and some less savory mentions of her particular endowments.
I dunno why I don’t get marriage requests on my YouTube videos. Probably because the ladies know they can’t compete with my foxy wife.
It also might be my failure with machetes that lowers my attractiveness, though I would’ve thought a gangsta like me would still get some proposals.
Okay, now I’m just getting silly. And I’m not jealous of Kristie, oh no, not even one bit, precious, (gollum) not one bit oh no…
But, to continue: she built this house based on Tolkein. That is awesome.
A circular front door! Fantastic.
And… Kristie made it from a big wooden spool:
NICE re-purposing of what would otherwise be scrap material.
The interior fixtures, windows and floor are all very creative. She even built her bed from reclaimed wood pieces she got from a second-hand store.
And again… this door!
Something that really struck me as funny, though: she has a table with a chessboard stained onto it, made from a slice of a tree stump…
…but it’s obvious from the video she doesn’t actually know how to play chess:
She moves her knight one space diagonally. And her guy friend doesn’t call her on it.
I think he knows, though.
So… is this hobbit house really awesome… or is it hipster posing?
I mean… this door, though! Look at those custom hinges!
My verdict, for whatever it’s worth, is this is quite a clever piece of construction and a marvelous escape from the day-to-day world. I was also glad to hear the county worked with her to get it built, rather than stymieing her dreams.
I have a thing for hand-built houses. I own this book and love it.
I’d like to do one myself, though I can’t even get a tree fort quite right without assistance.
Scrubland Avenger had to save me when I got in over my head, and eventually the shame of my failure drove me right out of the country.