Man Renovates a Retired Airplane Into His House.

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Many people want that nice colonial house, in the burbs with a well mown lawn and a perfect little white picket fence. While others prefer more; shall we see exotic shelters that are completely unique, creative and many times out of this world! I myself am somewhere in the middle, I’d like the nice comforts of a small town, or maybe even a small city, but at the same time I could see myself going off the grid living in an old in one of the houses from the tiny house movement! Anyway with all that being said, this brings us to today’s fascinating story which features a unique man named Bruce Campbell age 66, citizen of planet earth..

Bruce spent the greater portion of his life as an engineer before he retired a few years back. Ever since his retirement he’s found himself with a lot of extra time on his hands. He wasn’t sure what he was going to do after he retired but after many hours of contemplation he came up with up with an idea.

Bruce has pretty much always been obsessed with airplanes ever since he was a kid. He owned a plot of land he bought many years prior, now he just needed to find the cashflow to get an old retired plane that can’t fly anymore. He pursued his goal and ended up purchasing a Boeing 727 Jet Airplane for $100,000! Seems like a good deal? Maybe I’m not really familiar with old, none functioning plane prices…

The easy part had been accomplished. Bruce was now the proud owner of a broken down Boeing 727 that will never fly again. But now the hard part was just beginning…. Bruce had to somehow get the plane from the place he bought it from and transfer it 1000’s of miles into the lush forests of Oregon.

Somehow Bruce figured out how he was going to transport the big plane. The only problem was, this transportation job was going to end up being more expensive than the 727 itself! At this point he was so zoned in on his goal of having his airplane dream house in the middle of the forest was happening no matter what the cost! For those of you interested the transport alone was $120,000!

So now he found himself with an empty plane in the middle of the woods and he was already $220,000 deep into this once in a lifetime project. He initially thought he could get it done from start to finish in a year…. However he completely underestimated the complexity of this job. It took him years of planning, he was going to make sure everything was perfect…

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Every Time This Spoiled Bunny’s Human Stops Petting He Throws The Funniest Hissy Fit:

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Some animals know exactly what they want and oftentimes they enjoy receiving a nice, gentle, relaxing hand massage from their human companions. It’s no secret that many of our furry pets love to be pet, which may be why we call them “pets” in the first place. Or maybe it’s the other way around, and we call it petting because they are our pets. Whatever the case may be, lots of animals simply love being stroked and scratched. They usually have a sweet spot where they especially like being rubbed. For cats it seems to be around the cheeks, dogs like their ears and back scratched, and then there are some pets whose sweet spot is everywhere and anywhere.

The little bunny in this video seems to fall in the latter category. From the looks of it he likes being pet all over, especially down his backside. The man in the video gently strokes his ears, nose, cheekbones, temples, head, and back, while the bunny twitches his nose and sits with a content expression on his face, his body completely relaxed, at ease and perfect peace.

When the man stops petting him the bunny is clearly not happy about it. He stamps his furry little paws and lets out adorable growling sounds in protest. It might just be the cutest behavior I’ve ever seen a rabbit do! At one point the furry little guy searches for more pet-pets by crawling under the man’s hand, urging him to resume the mini-massage that he so rudely ended. This bunny knows what he wants and he’s basically telling the man through his grunts, growls, and foot thumping that he is not pleased the cuddle session ended!

Contrary to popular belief, lots of bunnies love being pet and shown affection. The areas they most enjoy being pet is on their head and down their backside. Many often like their dewlap, the roll of skin underneath their chin, scratched and rubbed, but some don’t like this at all. The bunny will let you know whether or not it’s enjoying the attention. When they purr, chatter their teeth, flip flop over, and close their eyes it means they like it and if you stop and they poke your hand with their head it means “don’t stop, keep petting forever!”

Rabbits and bunnies are very expressive, you just have to know how to read them, and over time you become familiar and accustomed to an individual one’s behavior. Like every other pet in the world, they have their own distinct quirks and personality traits…

The cute rabbit in this video has certainly bonded with his human friend as he feels comfortable demanding the man do what the lil bunny wants him to do. The little cutie looks so happy being pet and snuggled in his blanket, and if that can’t put a smile on your face then I don’t know what will. Enjoy this lil’ fussy bunny and his adorable antics. It sure. brightened my day.

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In our next featured video of the day take a tour of The Château de la Mothe-Chandeniers which was built in the 13th century and has remained untouched since 1932:

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When you think of a castle you likely imagine a sturdy, imposing fortress that was built from stone and surrounded by a water-filled moat. After all, castles were purposefully constructed to keep people safe and protected inside their walls. They are what stood between everything from marauding enemies to wild beasts and the destructive forces of mother nature. Castles were meant to be strong and had to be able to withstand long, drawn out, aggressive sieges. In later years they took on a more extravagant role and today they are seen as dreamy, fantasy-like places, filled with magic and romance.

The abandoned castle seen in this incredible footage is called Château de la Mothe-Chandeniers and it looks like it comes straight out of a Disney movie. The beautiful ruins are located in the town of Les Trois-Moutiers, in the west of France. For centuries the majestic castle has sat in the middle of a heavily wooded area, surrounded by a water filled moat, imposing and elegant all at once.

Today it is being left to slowly fade away back into nature, yet despite the years of neglect, the castle still looks like it’s fit for royalty. All that it needs is the right owner or group to step in and restore it to its former glory. To truly understand the amount of detail and thought that went into constructing this castle, you need to take the video tour because it’s the only thing that gives it justice. You can feel and sense all of the tragedies and triumphs this castle has borne witness to.

It may have been overtaken by nature and seemingly forgotten about, but if these walls could talk they would tell tales of epic battles and grand celebrations. Be sure to check it out and take the tour, here’s more on the history of the Château de la Mothe-Chandeniers.

First and foremost, the castle is filled with history and has quite the tumultuous past. It dates back to at least the 13th century and was originally built as a safe haven for the notable Bauçay family, who were lords of Loudun and answered directly to the king of France himself. Over the following centuries the castle was overtaken twice by English forces during the middle ages before it was eventually given back to the French.

After being restored it went on to become a very popular place where nobility gathered for magnificent galas and lavish, extravagant, over the top parties. The good times didn’t last long though and during the French Revolution the castle was once again destroyed after being sacked.

There it sat for some ten years or so before a well-heeled businessman named Francois Hennecart bought the property with the intent to once again restore it. He managed to add a vineyard but in 1857 it was taken over and passed on to Baron Joseph Lejeune, a wealthy relative of Napoleon III. He rebuilt the castle extensively in the romantic style that was popular at the time and continued on the tradition of holding lavish parties.

It was during a subsequent renovation in 1932 that the castle succumbed to its latest major setback and ever since then it has sat vacant. At the time, the current owner had been installing central heat and somehow a fire was sparked. The resulting damage not only devastated most of the structure, numerous rare pieces of art, furniture, tapestries, books, and paintings were sadly destroyed as well and lost forever.

In recent years there have been a number of efforts to restore Château de la Mothe-Chandeniers, but it seems that everyone who tries gets railroaded into giving up. Hopefully a preservation society or some group can step in and help to rebuild it because it is a seriously beautiful, magically impressive castle that deserves saving.

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In our next featured video we have handpicked one of our favorite houses from the ‘Tiny House Movement’. This house may only be 140 Square Feet but it is so nice inside and out:

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The tiny house movement and lifestyle that embraces simple living in small spaces has grown immensely in recent years. People from all walks of life the world over are trading in their big open homes for much more modest ones. Many are attracted to the low cost of constructing, maintaining and living in these homes.

Others prefer the freedom they can often provide by being mobile or easily moved. In some places they have even become a popular option for housing the homeless. With such versatile and ever expanding uses its easy to see why tiny house living has become so popular.

A video uploaded by YouTube channel HouzzTV gives an inside look at one woman’s beautiful 140 square foot house for all those curious as to how these houses can look and what they fit. The tiny residence is located on a 1 acre lot in Ojai, California where owner Vina Lustado chose to permanently settle down.

The house was constructed on a trailer with wheels so that it’s classified as temporary housing in order to comply with state law that requires permanent living units be at least 600-700 sq. feet. All of the electricity is supplied by four batteries which are fed by three solar panels and a 7 gallon propane tank fuels a fireplace, stove, and hot water heater.

Inside, the space holds a built in desk, sofa, and loft. There are lots of neat floor to ceiling storage solutions that allow much more to fit than you would expect. Sturdy butcher block kitchen counter tops double as work space and a small refrigerator sits under them.

A skylight in the sleeping loft lets in natural light and can also act as a fire escape in case of emergencies. A large porch seems to double and expand the inside space outwards and can fit up to 10 people comfortably.

The scaled down house is eye opening as to how little a person actually needs to be comfortable and happy. Vina has fit everything in such a neat and organized fashion that she even has room for guests to sleep over in a lofted area above the desk.

Her micro home sits among a scenic forest, surrounded by beautiful trees and nature. The lifestyle fits exactly what the relaxed and content owner was after, as she says “It’s my house. If I move, it will move with me.” Would you like to live in a home like this?

Hope you enjoy this home as much as I did.

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In our next featured video we found another tiny house built at the top of a mountain completely off the grid. The man who built this beautiful house is a professional snowboarder who wanted to live away from all the hustle and bustle of everyday life and find piece in nature:

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Going Of The Grid is a series on the Seekers Stories network where Laura Ling explores the lives of people who are completely disconnected from the grid. Currently their are over 180,000 Americans a year who are choosing to veer away from the modern internet-focused world in pursuit of something simpler and more sustainable.

Mike Basich a pro-snowboarder decided to live life off the grid, where he built a tiny cabin on top of a mountain in Truckee, CA. His house is only 225 square feet, and sits in the lap of nature, where he awakens to the sun and goes to sleep to the sunset.  He states that unlike the city life where you are always racing time, here he can be in sync with nature while living a simple life of solitude.

The house does not have plumbing, but does pick up running water from a stream that runs close to his tiny cabin.  The house doesn’t have an indoor toilet or a real shower, but he did build a sweet hot tub outside.  The shape of the house is designed through the golden ratio which makes things more pleasant to the eye.  This cozy cabin is absolutely amazing.

He is inspired by nature and allows it to fuel his creativity through photography.  Living off the grid is a dream that Mike has had since he was a little kid and he is finally living his dream. Would you ever live off the grid, why or why not? What do you think of Mike’s tiny cabin off the grid?

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In our next featured video we found a cave discovered by an artist who decided to be secluded from society for 25 years and transformed this cave into beautiful art and living space.

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In the high desert of Northern New Mexico, you can hear the sounds of a man entranced in his work underground in a cave.  You will see a small entry that opens into a cavern, where Ra Paulette has spent the last 25 years carving New Mexico’s sandstone into magnificent art. He’s spent years doing this work with the company of only his dog.

When asked if he is a man obsessed with cave digging, he gives the really thoughtful response: “Is a child obsessed with play?”  He waxes on to say, that when you love what you are doing, you are driven to do it all the time.  He sees his majestic pieces as environmental projects; his goal is to inspire people such that they open up emotionally, in response to the enormity and power of what his carvings evoke.

It can be said that he has created magic in the underground caves that he has carved.  They are at once intimate and overwhelming.  Interestingly, Ra doesn’t see himself as an artist, but simply as a man expressing his sense of wonder in a passionate way.  I would beg to differ with his opinion that he is not an artist.  What he has created, is livable art of unbelievable power.

The video you are about to watch tells the rest of his story, and gives you a tour  of his magnificent caves.  Unbelievably, his work had no notoriety until a filmmaker asked to do a documentary about Ra.  Called “Cave Digger”, the film ended up winning an academy award!

Let us know your reaction to this story of peaceful man who’s purpose was a dedication to his craft.  I can guarantee that you are about to view something you have never seen before.

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96 Year Old Lady Finally Decides To Sell Her Home. But Wait Til’ You See What It Looks Like Inside!

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When the house at 148 Jane Street went on the market for sale in Toronto, Ontario, several people were extremely excited about it.  They had heard rumors through the years that the house was a rare gem, but that’s all they had to go off of.

The home had been kept in the same family for generations and not many of the people who had ever been inside of it were still around.  Over time the place had taken on a strange life of its own and so no one really knew what was true about it.

Sisters Gladys and Carla Spizzirri had heard about the house and had always been fascinated with it.  They also happened to be real estate agents, so when they received a phone call from an older sounding woman who wished to sell the property, they immediately jumped at the opportunity.

The woman on the other end was a 96 year old named Joyce who was hesitant about putting her home up for sale.  She had lived there for over 70 years and ever since she first moved in back in the 1940s, she’d always been a very private person.  Her home was located in a prime area and based on that alone Gladys and Carla knew it’d sell for a lot.  

However, something in Joyce’s voice told them that she was hesitant and holding something back.  Maybe the house had serious issues or some type of problem that she was trying to hide. As long time real estate agents, they’d seen it all and usually when a potential seller was holding back and not wanting to let go, they turned out to be hoarders.  

When the day finally came for them to check out 148 Jane Street, the women more than ready to see what was behind the front door.  They pulled up to the nondescript brick house and when they stepped inside their mouths dropped in awe.

The place was not the jumbled mess of a hoarder, rather it was in pristine condition and looked like a home straight out of the 1940s.  All of the floors, walls, fixings, furniture, and décor harkened back to that era and it was beautiful.  

Joyce had stuck to a very feminine color palette of pinks, purples, and lighter shades of blue.  There was also a lot of floral prints scattered throughout, such a décor scheme would probably throw off most male buyers, but women would definitely be drawn to the home. 

There was one room that was markedly different than the rest, it was the basement which had been Joyce’s late husband’s hang out spot. It was covered in wood paneling, there was a wet bar and it looked straight out of a Mad Men episode. 

In the end, the inspection far exceeded the sister’s expectations.  They loved that it was so well maintained and the complete package. While it did need some updates and exterior changes, they were mostly minor and could be easily done. 

They decided on a listing price of $699,000 and Joyce gave them the go-ahead to sell it. She was ready to let go and looking for a smaller place. Check out the video to see what it looked like inside and if you would want to live there!

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This Guy Drops A Tennis Ball Inside His Pool At Night. When He Removes It In The Morning Brilliant!

There is nothing like being able to use objects, particularly those that can’t be recycled, for other practical uses that make life easier!  The TENNIS BALL is one such object that offers many possibilities for REPURPOSING that will save you money, and remedy everyday problems.

Instead of using dryer sheets, which are chemically laden, for REMOVING STATIC from your clothing, try a tennis ball.  Just wrap it in some aluminum foil and throw it in with your wet clothes; static-free clothes that are eco-friendly!  A brand new DRY TENNIS BALL is the perfect solution for removing BLACK SCUFF MARKS on floor tile; just cut an X into the ball and stick it on a broom stick, and voila…those black ugly marks are gone.

When you pull into your garage, it’s often difficult to know how far to pull in.  HANGING A TENNIS BALL so that it dangles, will allow you to know when to stop, as it gently touches your windshield.  Last but not least, as you will see in the  VIDEO you are about to watch BELOW, tennis balls are a great way to keep a BACKYARD POOL or HOT TUB CLEAN!

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Their Kids Grew Out Of Their Cribs But Instead Of Throwing Them Out They Transformed Them Into THIS

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When we have our first child, we find out just how expensive things are that are critical for a baby’s safety, comfort and stimulation.  Amongst the most expensive things, are those engineered to keep children safe; car seats, strollers and CRIBS are definitely up there.  These expensive items can be passed down to other children, but are ultimately time-limited.

Cribs can be really beautiful pieces of our kid’s necessities, that we hate to let go of.   The video that you are about to watch below has put together 28 incredibly creative and esthetically appealing ways to repurpose your baby’s crib.  Brought to you by BEAUTIFUL DIY, you will get to see a compilation of how some people chose to reinvent the crib!

Honestly, I had to watch this footage twice, as it was such a delight to see reinvention at it’s best.  Our children’s cribs hold many of the most treasured memories that we have, so it makes sense that holding on to them in a new form would be a choice many would make, if given the opportunity.

It is a wonderful way to keep those memories alive.  Let us know which redesign stood out for you.

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She Starts Cutting Up This Old T-Shirt. 3 Minutes Later An Unexpected Surprise!

If you hate to throw things out or let them sit around unused then check out this tutorial. The video shows how to re-purpose an old tee-shirt into a handy new bag. The all purpose carry-all is perfect for hauling groceries in or your local farmers market finds and costs absolutely nothing to make.

The tee shirt tote is a clever and handy way to be environmentally conscious and resourceful, while wasting nothing and giving old tee’s a second life. All you have to do is grab a pair of scissors, an old tee shirt, and within a couple of minutes you can make a bag or two to use this weekend.

Start off by laying the tee shirt out flat and cut off the bottom part, right above the seam. Make sure to save the binding piece you just cut off because you will need it later. Fold the tee in half and line up the two shoulder points and sleeves.

Cut off the neck part of the t-shirt and at this point it helps to refer to the video for a better visual of how you want it to look. Then, cut off the sleeves of the shirt, and leave yourself a bit of space away from the shoulder seams if you want deeper handles.

For higher handles you should cut right along the shoulder seam. Now unfold and lay out the shirt, which should resemble a tank top at this point, and turn it inside out. Gather together the bottom edge of the tee and tie it together using the piece of binding you cut off earlier in step one.

It’s important that you make sure to tie it as tightly as possible and wrap the binding around again to double-tie it. Securely knot it off and trim away the excess ends of the tie-binding. Turn the shirt inside out again and now you should have a brand new, re-purposed, tee shirt bag that is ready to use and hold all your stuff in.

Use this basic style of pattern cutting to make all sorts of bags and totes out of old tee shirts. They turn out awesome if you use busier patterns and add on custom touches, like fabric paints, iron on patches, and other attachments.

You can also braid the handles and incorporate different, stronger materials directly into the braids in order to make the handles more heavy duty and stand out. There is just so much more that you can do with this homemade t shirt bag technique, the possibilities seem endless. Check it out and try cutting one up for yourself or a friend and share the eco-friendliness!

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This Lady Puts A Used Tea Bag On Her Wrist. It Seemed Weird But The Reason Is Brilliant!

Tea is second only to water for ranking among the top consumed beverages in the world.  According to teausa.com, it can be found in almost 80% of all U.S. households and on any day over 158 million Americans drink it.  It is by far the most versatile drink being served hot, cold, iced, plain, with add-ins, on all occasions, anytime, anywhere and anyplace.  All that tea drinking adds up to tons of additional waste being dumped into landfills every year.  However, as this video shows, there are lots of additional uses that used tea bags can be put to.

The most popular use happens to be beauty related.  Many people refrigerate used tea bags and when cold place them on their eyes to reduce redness, puffiness, irritation, and to help decrease dark circles.  Cold damp tea bags compressed on bruises, sunburns, bee stings, mosquito bites, and cold sores soothes the area, helps to reduce inflammation, and even promotes healing.  Dry bags can be placed overnight inside of smelly shoes to deodorize and absorb any moisture.

Tea’s deodorizing aspects also work just as well in the refrigerator.  All it takes is a few bags placed inside and you can skip the baking soda for good.  Try throwing a few brewed bags in the sink with dirty dishes and leave them to soak overnight.

When you wash them the next day all the tough baked on grease should come off easily.  The last video tip deals with keeping your house bug and rodent free by strategically placing tea bags in cupboards, the pantry, and corners.  Minty teas work best because mice and bugs hate the smell.

There are hundreds of other uses not covered in the video.  They include using tea bags in the garden, around the house, in the kitchen, for health, beauty, and cleaning.  The list is inexhaustible and makes me wonder if there is anything that tea can’t be used for, or on, or with!  Get that extra mile out of them and in the future re-purpose tea bags before you throw them out.

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