Hans and Cherie's place.

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Comments (16)

diannemcd on September 26, 2008

An interesting building, with lots of "trash and treasure" around the perimeter. Dianne

kamalyn on September 26, 2008



That made out of stone or short pieces of logs? I also see the USCG got in touch with the occupants and they've tied a few CDs to it as emergency beacons! (any japanese fishing floats hanging around in here?)

kamalyn on September 26, 2008

hey - and as an interesting update: Found out our little friend Ketanfol had his account deleted ( I wonder why???)

He has now been reincarnated as 'MuhSaPo' , including many of the same photos. But he does seem to be behaving in his new identity.

Just really really glad they took action against the spam!

LOL, obviously a comment with nothing to do with gnarly's photo here, except the location!

Inspector H snaps on September 26, 2008

We use CD's to distract birds so are these to dissuade woodpeckers?? Just wandering and wanderful news K about K.

I too have been MuhSaPoed!!

gnarlysurferdude on September 26, 2008

All kinds of goodies around Dianne, not sure if there's glass balls or not, Kamaly.

No Helen, Hans here thought CDs would attract Songbirds.

The house is round, the walls are 2ft cedar blocks cemented in place. I did the timber framing and lots of the other work on it.

diannemcd on September 27, 2008

Unusual (to us here) combination to build a house, you must be a bit of a "handy guy". Dianne

kamalyn on September 27, 2008

well, sure must be interesting on the inside! I like the glass bottle insets into the cedar - I'd love to have those spots of colored light in walls.

gnarlysurferdude on September 27, 2008

It is neat inside Kamaly. The centerpost is a 3ft by 18ft cedar. The 8 intermediary posts are about 1ft by 12ft or so neat looking cedar logs I got from the beach. The colored bottles are set in tunnels, one bottle flush inside, one out, so colored light enters the house through them. Also a big glass ball is embedded as the bathroom "window".

Bits-n-Pieces on September 27, 2008

wow, sounds like the the sort of place I'd always imagined having. and the glass ball as the bathroom window is great! Makes me think that could be a cool wall: a bunch of them mortared in.

seeing the 'agate' clock hanging with the CDs, at first I wondered if they were slicing up some from the beach, but thinking about that and your description of the glass bottles makes me wonder: Are there large agate rocks at the beach, or just small? Could you use agates as a building material and the light would shine through them, like the ones glow at the beach?

and certainly good use of all the logs that wash up on the beach!

Jean Gregory Evans on September 27, 2008

Guy, uh, I mean, Gnarly, this is a really cool building! Is it built with firewood? At first I thought it was stone. There is a house that sort of looks like this around here but it is stone. I have seen bottles used in walls on tv, there was one guy who built a whole building using glass wine bottles and it was very cool. He had all his friends collecting them for years before he began. It was cool too. It must be a lot of fun to live in a house like this! And is that a sink among those treasures? It would be fun to see that bathroom 'window'... hint...

Great building, a treat for the eyes!


gnarlysurferdude on September 27, 2008

I'll try the questions B-n-P and Jean. A big agate would be baseball size, silver dollar is common, I think you could make some neat windows using agates and a mold for acrylic. The agates would glow. The blocks are cedar which is very weatherproof, it doesn't even rot laying in the woods for decades, no good as firewood as it burns fast, but our wood of choice for kindling. It is also what is used as siding and made into shingles or split into shakes for roofs. The sink is just there, not a treasure.

Bits-n-Pieces on September 27, 2008

so gnarly, is the roof on this cedar shingles then? (looks more like metal on the air photo) sorry - you've tapped into a wealth of nosy questions wanting to be asked with this one! geee, might be a cool shot to get interior photos of that bath window, or the colored bottles lit by the sun...You're going to have to get your friends' permission, and do an 'Architectural Digest - QCI Edition' on this! Was this a one shot deal, or do you do other construction?

Jean Gregory Evans on September 27, 2008

Yes, please. More.

gnarlysurferdude on September 27, 2008

Figured this might happen. I can get more pics or I won't let Hans give Brutus any more treats. Asphalt shingles on the roof. And yeah I do build things, built a nice house for my step-husband. You gotta be sort of handy to live around here, or make enough to be able to afford the services of the distinguished Gnarles S. Dudeworthy III.

jayzoe on September 27, 2008

Very cool. I look forward to seeing the bathroom window as well. The bottles are a neat idea. I also met MuhSaPo. Kamaly is right this is a Wandeville Photo.

gnarlysurferdude on September 28, 2008

Hi Zoe. So Ketanfool has expired and come back to haunt us as MuhSaPo huh?

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