You’ve heard the phrase that one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. You might even think of how that could apply to real estate – maybe that run-down distressed property can be rehabbed into a dream home.

Nit Whit RidgeBuilt by Arthur Harold Beal, aka Captain Nitt Wit or Der Tinkerpaw, the 90-year-old two-and-a-half acre home on the outskirts of Cambria, California. Beal, a local trash hauler, embarked on the project in 1928. A hoarder decades before obsessive collecting hit the reality TV circuit, the rubbish lover saved everything he could get his hands on. Over the course of nearly a lifetime, he taught himself basic construction skills, and, using trash, built and intricate network of terrace gardens, ornamental stone arches, buildings, fountains and walkways.

Read more about this unique piece of architecture and how it was built here.
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January 21, 2013 · 8:39 pm

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