Renting a home can be very costly these days. One man, however, has found an interesting way out of this problem.
Marcio Mizael Matiolas of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is known by locals either as ‘King Marcio’ or ‘Sandcastle King.’ For the past 22 years, the 44-year-old man has avoided paying rent and other bills by building and living in a sandcastle on the Barra de Tijuca Beach.
Often spotted wearing a toy crown and holding a DIY staff, Marco says he’s pretty much satisfied with his unique dwelling place.
As he said in an interview:
“I grew up in the Bay of Guanabara, I always lived on the beach.
“People pay exorbitant rents to live in front of the sea, I do not have bills and here I have a good life.”
Moreover, he also shared that maintaining the sandcastle requires constant work as he always needs to water the walls and turrets to prevent them from crumbling. Despite its majestic exterior, the sandcastle only has a 3-square-meter bedroom for King Marcio where he sleeps and keeps a few of his personal possessions such as his books, fishing rods, and golf clubs.
He makes money as tourists stop by to take pictures with him and/or the castle. On top of that, he earns some extra bucks by selling books, asking buyers to give “whatever price they feel is reasonable,” a CultureTrip feature tells us, plus a local mall sometimes commissions him to do decorative sand displays.
The only downside, according to Marcio, is the temperature can go up to 40 degrees Celsius during the summer months which forces him to stay at a friend’s house. Also, he has to rebuild the sandcastle from scratch whenever a tropical storm hits the area.
Despite that, Macio is determined to stay in the area as a local celebrity of sorts. Besides, he is the first one to make a sandcastle home on the beach and some are pointing out its a testament as to how expensive housing costs currently are for people in Rio de Janeiro.
Teacher Who Tried To Simulate Dictatorship In Classroom Gets Defeated By Students
“They fought for their rights. They won.”
Sometimes teachers will go above and beyond their duties to make sure their students learn an important lesson. However, a class of teenagers somehow managed to school their own instructor about something she never expected. A teacher tried to simulate dictatorship in her classroom to prepare the class for a book study. The response of the teens simply blew her away.
Diana Leygerman shared her story to prove that "the teens will save us." As a teacher, she must introduce the George Orwell dystopian novel 1984. But before she does so, Leygerman runs a simulation where she turns the classroom into "a totalitarian regime." The scheme worked for several years but things took an interesting turn in 2018.
The simulation enlisted the help of other teachers and became a school-wide effort.
73-Year-Old Mayor Marries Filipino Bride Four Decades His Junior Who He Met Online
“After getting on so well over FaceTime and Whatsapp, it seemed it was time for me to go and meet her in person.”
They say age is just a number and it shouldn’t be a bother when you’re in a relationship. However, whether we like it or not, a lot of people will still judge couples with huge age gaps.
So when a 73-year-old civil leader marries a Filipino bride four decades his junior, it raised a lot of eyebrows. Widower Kit Owen then admitted that he met his wife, Aiza, who’s in her 30s, online.
Mother Of Six Reveals Why All Unwanted Pregnancies Should Be Blamed On Men
“In theory, a man could cause 1000+ unwanted pregnancies in just one year.”
There is little doubt that abortion is already a controversial topic. However, one woman has sparked new debates with her viral rant about who is to blame for making the procedure necessary. The mother of six explained why men are responsible for all unwanted pregnancies.
Gabrielle Blair is an author and a blogger who is currently raising six children. Being a Mormon, she is against abortion. However, Blair is interested in making sure people are aware why it is sometimes necessary and can easily be prevented. How does Blair propose to stop unwanted pregnancies from happening? By making men aware that they are "100% responsible" for it in the first place.
Blair took Twitter by storm with her blistering rant about unwanted pregnancies.