This Man Started With $9,000 And A Pile Of Dirt.

Posted: March 27, 2014 in WORLD VIEWER
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6 Weeks Later, He Built THIS Dream House.

Posted: March 19, 2014 9:34 AM EST

Steve Areen is a dreamer and a doer, and so when his friend in Thailand suggested that he build his own house out of cheap materials in just six weeks’ time, Steve couldn’t say no. When I saw what the end result was, I couldn’t stop myself from dreaming about doing this myself one day…

Steve’s friend, Hajjar Gibran, gave him his own spot of land on his family’s mango grove to begin the project.

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Steve and Hajjar did the planning, while Hajjar’s son-in-law provided some expert masonry skills to construct the base of the house.

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Everyone put in a lot of hard work.

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It was fascinating to see how a dome home was created— certainly nothing like most of the buildings we have in the States.

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Since things are much cheaper in Thailand, the base for the house only cost about $6,000.

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Painting, detailing, and furnishing added another $3,000 to the bill, but it’s pocket change compared to what it would be in the United States.

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What Steve saved in cash was made up for in six weeks of elbow grease and dedication… and it really shows.

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The house isn’t just sturdy…

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…It’s also beautiful.

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While it may have been quick and cheap to build, make no mistake— this is a quality dream home.

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It’s not just a place to stay, but a personal piece of paradise.

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I would stay up there all day.

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Oh, this? Just a backyard pond surrounded by mango trees.

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Steve took a dip in the local pond to find all the floral decor himself.

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It looks even more beautiful at night.

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When he prefers to stay indoors, Steve can hang out by the large windows and gaze out at the scenery.

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Despite how beautiful it is outside of the home, the inner decor might make it tempting to stay inside, too.

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The bathroom alone looks beautiful enough to shower in forever.

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Even the sink is made of all-natural materials, just like the rest of the house.

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I don’t think anything except the sweetest of dreams could be had in this bedroom.

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The entire house is truly a little piece of paradise in one of the most beautiful parts of the world.

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It might not be something that everyone could afford, but it’s crazy to think how much a house like this would cost elsewhere.

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With the right materials, hard work, and some really great friends, Steve was able to gain an incredible new home.

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Truly amazing things can happen when you decide to take your dreams and make them a reality.

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I’m pretty sure I’d never go anywhere else if I had a house like this.

Check out Steve’s website here!

H/t Viralnova

Photos from steeveareen.com

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Comments
  1. Simply amazing. I’m so jealous! 🙂

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