It took this man only six weeks and $9,000 to build his dream home

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.

 

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It all started with a patch of land

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In Thailand, materials are cheaper than in Europe or the United States, so the basic structure of the house only cost about $6,000.

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And here’s the result. The furnishings brought the cost up another $3,000.

 

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Now Steve has his own rather spacious home with a backyard pond.

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Lots of sun, fresh air and drool-worthy views — what more is there to wish for?

Photo credit: Steve Areen

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