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Wow!

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...in the cloudforest of Costa Rica.

It's only accessible by driving 2 hours on the worst road imaginable, followed by a 20-minute terrifying/exhilarating ride on a quad bike. Also, most of the raw materials were brought in by using oxen and packhorses and until recently, he's had no communication with the outside world - he can now get a decent phone signal on a good day.

The funny thing is that he's not even religious, he just liked the design! It's based on a church he came across in a ghost town in Canada.

Here are some pictures I took over the past week whilst I was there:


lovely! is your dad an architect?
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That's absolutely gorgeous. I am not a religious person but I would love to visit and just sit and enjoy the natural setting.

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i saw this a couple of hours after you posted the thread...

i couldn't reply cos i was banned, but, i wanted to say that you can see the original design of the church in Canada on Google Earth... check it out... can see the inspiration deffo...

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Brilliant !!!
It's my dream to live like this at one point of my life...
How old is your dad?
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so credibly awesome.
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Amazing

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I love the setting; dreamlike. One to sit and contemplate and relax so easily. Hmmm gives me an idea of what to do today

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That´s really beautiful.
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Stunning.

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woowww amazing
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Brilliant !!!
It's my dream to live like this at one point of my life...
How old is your dad?
He's 66.

He's not an architect either, just someone who is very good at woodwork!
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wow wow wow

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Some more photos of the property/other buildings he's done. You might realise from one of them that he's a bit of a conspiracy theorist.












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