Photographer and musician Steve Areen has always been a man of action; he’s not the type to wait around for good things to happen. So when an ambitious idea for his dream home popped into Steve’s head, he got to work immediately. A friend gave him a part of his mango grove in Thailand, then Steve developed a design with the help of local specialists. Then he just went out and built the whole thing.
It all started with a patch of land
In Thailand, materials are cheaper than in Europe or the United States, so the basic structure of the house only cost about $6,000.
And here’s the result. The furnishings brought the cost up another $3,000.
Now Steve has his own rather spacious home with a backyard pond.
Lots of sun, fresh air and drool-worthy views — what more is there to wish for?
Photo credit: Steve Areen