I stand at the edge of the ocean, cool saltwater soaks the skin of my feet. My hands shield the glare of the sun as I look out towards the horizon – endless, vast, calling. I sense the thousands of miles of unforgiving waters between me and the far-off shores of foreign coasts. The personality of this ocean can be felt with each crashing wave, at times playfully. A flirtation that beckons me to enter, a tempting that urges me forth.
I grew up surrounded by the ocean, in her protected harbors and coves and inlets. I learned to sail in the waters of the Atlantic Ocean, Long Island Sound, Block Island Sound, Nantucket Sound, from Maine to Florida. I’ve sailed through hurricanes and Nor’Easters. I’ve seen enough to know that what exists in the twisted, dark clouds is a fury that few have escaped to talk about. It was the ocean that shaped me and inspired me with an insatiable curiosity and the hope that something is always beyond what we can see.
A few years ago, a county parks department in Washington state sponsored a contest that sounded like something Amy Poehler would dream up on Parks and Rec: Transform a surplus cargo container into a permanent campground cabin. And make it cozy.
It might look small (and it is) but wait til you see inside. Wow.
Most grown children have heard this question from their parents at some point in their lives: “If all your friends jumped off a bridge, would you jump too?”
It’s a question that pushes us to think for ourselves. That question doesn’t inspire me, but this man in California does. Alek Lisefski is a web designer who decided to take everything we know about building a house and flip it on its head. Instead of going in debt for hundreds of thousands of dollars, he built his own home for the low, low price of $30,000. It’s only 8x20ft, but that’s what makes it awesome. It’s a tiny house, it’s mobile and it looks so cool I would give anything to live in it for a day.
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