“SPEND it like Beckham (Subtitled: Ya’ gotta be a real dope…)

So I’ve had this photo saved in my archives for a little while. Apparently its a “Tree Tent” treehouse that the soccer-fame Beckham fam purchased for their kids…..ready?…….still?……at the pricetag of $50,000!!!! (assuming word/sources are true…)

     Granted, its a cool-looking little structure, which apparently has hardwood flooring within and a round mattress that sleeps two adults, but, who in their right mind, EVEN IF SO WEALTHY, would spend 50 large on something so Coleman-tent looking?

I initially saw this photo and thought “Aw, that’s kinda neat- what’s it cost? $600 or so? Nope. Apparently ya’ gotta be a giant dope (or dope dealer) to get one of these. And as for his kids, whatever happened to giving’ ’em a hammer, box of nails, and some scrap wood to build their own creation? I GUARANTEE they’d appreaciate, and use it, ten times as much.

AND….$50,000 spent on a hanging tent that looks like a….well, you know…..I mean c’mon- there are a TON of good charities that could have used that money if you’re just gonna blow it like that. Sad. Design-wise, a decent idea though (which coleman SHOULD steal and sell affordably!).

-Deek (http://www.relaxshacks.com and author of “Humble Homes…”

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Hey, its juvenile, but THAT’s the whole point! (SITE kick-off!)

"For kids AND adults- an ultra-creative, sculpture-esque lounge-fort" (Found originally at http://aplaceimagined.blogspot.com)

 Just think of the pats on the back, and the resume boost you’ll receive when you tell your prospective employer that YOUR handiwork and photo submissions were featured on WHOFORTED.com!

 Today’s the site kick-off of http://www.whoforted.com AKA http://www.blanketforts.wordpress.com (bottle of champagne crashes against my computer….many papertowels later, typing resumes…)!

I consider myself a big kid (a big, gangly, beer-drinkin’, thirty-two year old kid). Its for that VERY reason that I’m launching “Who FORTed”? (and yes, the blog site, the “.com” and so on are copyrighted, so we’ll probably get those goofy shirts out down the road!)

Anyhow, My main small housing/cabin/shack/fort/treehouse blog and site is http://www.relaxshacks.com, but this side project is the early beginnings of a subsequent fort-related book I hope to release at some point down the road (Once I’m finished on the follow up to my indie book “Humble Homes…” (see the righthand column of THIS blog page- soon))- which is well on its way.

I’ll be posting some of my findings on this site, naturally, but I’m looking for childish, hokey, character-laden forts, hideouts, treehouses to post on- that just might serve as a creative spark for some adult oriented architectural conversions! Ya’ never know!

So….YUP, I’m looking for cool and original photos of ramshackle, down-home, forts- the hokier, the better. Wacky blanket forts, salvaged-material huts, and so on….

You can email them to kidcedar@gmail.com– and who knows, yours just MAY make the book, down the road!

-Derek “Deek” Diedricksen

(ALL on here, copyright 2010)

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