Japanese Forest House

Brian Schulz, a Boat Builder Had an Idea to build a Japanese Forest House in the middle of a Oregon forest… and after 1 1/2 years and $11,000, he completed it. One Year And $11,000 Later, This Perfection Exists. What’s even better about this home in the woods, it was mostly built from natural, locally sourced materials. In other words, this place was mostly funded by his hard work and innovation – something truly inspiring. Take a look at Schulz’s home and his journey along the way below.

Inspired by Japanese architecture, this is the finished home in the woods of Cape Falcon, Oregon.
Japanese Forest House

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Fascinating architecture – Heddal Stave Church in Telemark, Norway

Fascinating architecture - Heddal Stave Church in Telemark, NorwayHeddal stave church (Heddal stavkirke) is a stave church located at Heddal in Notodden municipality, Norway. The church is a triple nave stave church and is Norway’s largest stave church. It was constructed at the beginning of the 13th century. After the reformation, the church was in a very poor condition, and a restoration took place during 1849 – 1851.                     photo source

Blue Lake, Nelson -world’s clearest lake

Blue Lake (Rotomairewhenua in Māori) is a small lake in Nelson Lakes National Park, in the northern reaches of New Zealand’s Southern Alps. Sacred to local Māori, it has the clearest natural fresh water in the world.Blue Lake, in Nelson Lakes National Park,Photo credit: flickrThe lake has extremely clear water, and is the clearest natural body of fresh water yet reported. A 2011 study found its visibility ranged from 70 to 80 metres (230 to 260 ft), clearer than the 63 metres (207 ft) measured for Te Waikoropupu Springs, a previous record holder. For comparison, laboratory measurements show distilled water has a visibility of approximately 80 metres (260 ft). Scientists attribute the lake water’s clarity to its passage underground from Lake Constance, which filters out nearly all the particles suspended in the water. Its clarity reveals water’s natural blue-violet colour.

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