Jon Vara

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Indoor Old Growth Indoor Old Growth

Some of the best-quality lumber can be found in old school gymnasiums. Read more

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Sliding Pole Sliding Pole

When taking the stairs is too pedestrian, use a firepole. Read more

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Spite Houses Spite Houses

Modern building codes and zoning have mostly eliminated the practice of retributive home building, though vindictive paint jobs are apparently still on the street. Read more

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Carpenter Gothic Carpenter Gothic

The carpentry that inspired an iconic American painting. Read more

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Floating Islands Floating Islands

With a thick, three-dimensional plastic mesh made from recycled plastic water bottles as their structural base, these artificial islands can be up to an acre in size. Read more

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