What is it that comes to your mind when you imagine your dream home? A large, sprawling mansion, spread over acres and acres of property with bedrooms that outdo the number of members in your home and serene views of the blue ocean waters from every corner of the house… perhaps, you’d like to add a fancy garden in the backyard, where flowers bloom gloriously and where fruits come easy.
And, what would you need to make this home your very own? Hundreds and thousands of dollars! Not to mention the amount of work hours you’d have to invest to make those dollars!
But, for Steve Areen, working towards his dream home required just three important things:
1. Cash worth $9000
2. A place to build
3. Six weeks.
And, what did he do with that?
He built his very own, magnificent dream vacation home in the heart of Thailand! And, what did that lead to? You drooling with surprise as you check out this amazing home, built within a short span of six weeks.
Like Steve, will you be able to create the home of your dreams with these three prerequisites?
Let’s take a look at how Steve built the home of his dreams.
When you work alone, there is lot you can accomplish; but, when you work as a team, you can go a lot further. Steve enlisted help from a Thai friend, and his son-in-law contributed to the project with his masonry skills. With a skilled team of three, progress was on the cards
The plot Steve used to build his dream home was given to him by a friend, Hajjar Gibran, who specializes in dome building. This particular plot of land was once a mango grove. Steve decided to let those mango trees stay. Well, why wouldn’t he not want to literally taste the sweet fruits of his labor?
So, why did Steve choose Thailand? Did you know that not only is Thailand a mesmerizing vacation spot, but construction materials are far cheaper here as compared to any other locale in the world?
Any guesses how much the basic structure of this home cost? An unbelievable $6000!
And by putting into a place a few extra details to enhance this home, along with the furnishings, Steve spent another $3000.
The use of natural materials to build the home, along with cement blocks and clay bricks, give it that down to earth feel.
And to feel one with nature in this magnificent escape, great emphasis was laid on natural light. Thus, the dome, replete with large windows, was born.
Keeping the natural theme constant, all of the accents used in the interiors are kept strictly natural.
Even the bathroom sink, which is delicately crafted with natural bamboo and other earthen materials.
And, the shower, too! With big stone mosaics and plants all around, who wouldn’t want to lose themselves in the glory of nature like this?
Wouldn’t every day in a home like this feel like a vacation?
Now, let’s head to the exterior.
Right there, you can see the stairway to heaven! The strategic placement of stairs up to the roof was carefully planned by Steve to give him a great view from the top.
Yes, you can climb the entire house if you wish to! And, here’s what it leads you to! A heavenly abode, crafted especially for your relaxation.
Replete with a natural shed and a hammock.
Don’t forget to take along with you a glass of wine and your favorite book as you sit back and relax on a lazy afternoon.
Or you can simply choose to gaze at the beautiful lilies floating like candles in the water in your backyard pond.
$9000 for this magnificent vacation home! Now, don’t you think you’re dreaming!
While building this beautiful home didn’t cost a staggering life’s income, it certainly took dedication, effort and lots of elbow grease.
The final result? Completely WORTH IT! Steve Areen is now the owner of the coolest dream home ever! Its unique structure simply amazes you, especially when you consider its low cost.
Considering housing rates in today’s age, it’s difficult to digest that a beautiful home like this cost only $9000. Lucky Steve!
Don’t you want to head here right now?