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the sky is the limit!

Well not really the sky, as the regulations at the allotment house areas building code says 3,5 meter max height, smiles.
But that can’t stop me from dreaming and at the end of the day, it was all about being able to see the beautiful fields and forest that surrounds our allotment area, getting to see the horizon at day time from the garden, the stars and moon at night and finally adding some magic and MaFe to the house, as well as having fun doing it.

This post is from the blog:

1. The observatory.
2. Making a garden workshop, while building it.
3. Dreaming me up there…
4. A hole in the head… roof!.
5. Inside.
6. The allotment house.


Hope it can be to some inspiration, or at least, making some remember the sky is the limit.

Best thoughts,


-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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#1 posted 10-15-2021 10:42 PM

Awesome project, Mads! Looks like it was original to your little house.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Don W

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#2 posted 10-15-2021 10:50 PM

I expected to see a balloon float out of the hatch

-- - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#3 posted 10-15-2021 11:01 PM

I would love to sit up there during a storm and watch the lightning and listen to the thunder.

-- Andy - Old Chinese proverb says: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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#4 posted 10-15-2021 11:49 PM

Neat project mads... but I gatta ask.

Can you launch a rocket from it… If you can, you’d better upgrade the capsule and your PPE,

with C19 and not even a mask… you’ll scare the bjesus out of the Martians,

if they’re not double vaccinated!

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#5 posted 10-16-2021 12:40 AM

oh bud how [email protected]#kin cool is that day i gotta hop the world and join you!!!!!you always amaze me with your creativity and vision.dont ever stop doing what you do for all of us man.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#6 posted 10-16-2021 12:44 AM

That’s a fantastic addition to your allotment house, Mads! I’m so happy for you having it, and hope spring comes soon so you’ll be able to enjoy it again.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#7 posted 10-16-2021 01:58 AM

Nice work, Mads, you need a mate up there with you to enjoy the stars!!

Cheers, My friend….......Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#8 posted 10-16-2021 02:27 AM

That is so cool. An observatory and cooling tower all in one.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#9 posted 10-16-2021 04:57 AM

LOL! took a telescope up to our look out the other night with the Grangirls, but got too cold too quick before it got dark enough to see anything:( Fantastic project!

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#10 posted 10-16-2021 05:16 AM

A view up, fresh air, looking like a win to me.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#11 posted 10-16-2021 06:47 AM

Wow cool!! You are real space stocker!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#12 posted 10-16-2021 12:44 PM

It’s a wonderful addition to you home. Wish I was there to enjoy the view and have a brew. Great job fitting it to match the rest of the place.
Careful you may end up being part of the neighborhood watch program.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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James E McIntyre

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#13 posted 10-16-2021 05:30 PM

I was reading your blog and I didn’t know the roof flipped up Mafe. You really got into that build opening the roof like you did.

Is it water tight? It would bring out the adventurous kid in all of us.

-- James E McIntyre

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#14 posted 10-17-2021 02:05 AM

You’re living my dream. Bless you.

-- “Don't yet rejoice in his defeat, you men! Although the world stood up and stopped the bastard, the bitch that bore him is in heat again.” —Bertolt Brecht

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woodshaver Tony C

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#15 posted 10-17-2021 03:55 AM

I wish I could be there to see the view! This was an awesome project Mafe! I know your going to hang out up there enjoying the view! Loved you little YouTube video also! Thank for the peek into your world!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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