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Surf pods

image from: http://www.pitchup.com

image from: http://www.pitchup.com

Going to the UK again today for a look at these adorable things…

image from: http://www.atlanticsurfpods.co.uk/

image from: http://www.atlanticsurfpods.co.uk/

They are called Atlantic Surf Pods and they are located on the north Cornish coast of England.

image from: http://www.atlanticsurfpods.co.uk/

image from: http://www.atlanticsurfpods.co.uk/

Staying in these types of pods for vacations (or holidays as the British say) is known as “glamping” – a glamorous version of camping. This luxury glamping site is just a mile from the famous surfing beaches of Bude.

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Half million dollar oceanfront shack for sale

Actually it’s a former lobster trap shed.

image from: http://www.kinlingrover.com/listings/55-pond-rd-truro-ma

image from: http://www.kinlingrover.com/listings/55-pond-rd-truro-ma

Well, two of them if you count the studio next door.  Price? $575,000

image from: http://www.kinlingrover.com/listings/

image from: http://www.kinlingrover.com/listings/

Measuring in at 384 square feet, this place is just real estate insanity.

image from: http://www.kinlingrover.com/listings/

image from: http://www.kinlingrover.com/listings/

Sure it’s cute – vintage, beachy - shabby-chic even; but I do believe that one of my bathrooms is bigger than this, um, house. (Does it even have a bathroom??)

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Northern Michigan masterpiece

image from: Zillow.com

image from: Zillow.com

Have a look at this incredible 15,000 square foot lakeside mansion on Mullett Lake in northern Michigan.

Let me just warn you: jaw surgery may be necessary after viewing this home!

image from: Zillow.com

image from: Zillow.com

A realtor friend in northern Michigan sent me the listing which just went live this month. He describes the house as a “Great Gatsby-esque masterpiece“. Now I know Great Gatsby references are all the rage lately, but there really is no better way to describe this home. And yes, it is a private home.

image from: Zillow.com

image from: Zillow.com

The 10 bedroom, 15 bathroom house has sensational lake views and many, many impressive features – so many that I will only try to mention a few here.

image from: Zillow.com

image from: Zillow.com

The gated property is very private, located down a paved lane on 14 acres of beautiful woodlands. All of the home’s windows display views of either the lake or the forest.

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Beautiful Bay of Fundy home for sale

image from: http://fundyhouse.webs.com/

image from: http://fundyhouse.webs.com/

This one’s a beauty! Located in Hall’s Harbour, Kings County, Nova Scotia, this seaside home is currently listed for sale.

image from: http://fundyhouse.webs.com/

image from: http://fundyhouse.webs.com/

Hall’s Harbour is a quaint Canadian fishing village in the southwest region of Nova Scotia.

This seaside home overlooks the famous Bay of Fundy - which is known for having the highest tidal range in the world.

image from: http://fundyhouse.webs.com/

image from: http://fundyhouse.webs.com/

With ample deck space and a multitude of windows oriented toward the sea, you can spend endless days and night watching the tides go in and out at this comfortable home.

image from: http://fundyhouse.webs.com/

image from: http://fundyhouse.webs.com/

Yes, I’m starting to sound like a realtor – but I really love this place! And it’s for sale!

At $739,000.00 (Canadian) it is far beyond my meager budget, but this house will make some lucky buyer very happy.

image from: http://fundyhouse.webs.com/

image from: http://fundyhouse.webs.com/

Have a look inside…

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Big Sur beauties

At the request of a reader who is searching for a home in Big Sur, California, I am featuring three Big Sur homes today for comparison. So let’s see which one you would pick!

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House #1

image from: www.trulia.com

image from: www.trulia.com

The first one is a Mickey Muennig designed remodel of a 1977 home.

image from: www.trulia.com

image from: www.trulia.com

[A quick note about Big Sur: Big Sur isn't really a city or a town, it is more of a sparsely populated area that runs along the California central coast, south of San Francisco. Most of the homes there have sprawling secluded properties, great views of the Pacific Ocean, and are très expensive.]

image from: www.trulia.com

image from: www.trulia.com

This particular home is listed for $2,995,000.

According to the Trulia.com website, the estimated monthly payment at that sales price (with 20% down) would be $13,409 a month!

image from: trulia.com

image from: trulia.com

But what a wonderful contemporary home - look at those gleaming dyed concrete floors and the triangular clerestory windows!

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