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Life boats for sale in Washington

“Life boat, Party Boat, People Hauler, -$800 each or $1,300 for 2, $2,500 for 4 or $4,500 for all 8. We have 8 of these, model BSC40M. ID plates show made in 1991-1994… They have a diesel 3 cyl Dezus engine, Some Hyd steering, manual bilge pump, some have emerg food/water packages, seat cushions, life vests, emerg food…oars, seat belts for 41 people..etc… They are 25’L by 8′ wide, approx 9′ tall on land. You can stand up in them. Weight is approx 7,400#’s. …”

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From Joy Godsey

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UK Farmer Builds $250 Hobbit House With Used Materials

“It looks like something straight out of Middle Earth – and the story behind it is almost as fantastical.

This cottage cost just £150 to build, using only natural or reclaimed materials, and is now rented out for a fee of fresh milk and cream.

   And with no mains electricity, gas or water, the bills don’t come to much either.…”

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From David Wills

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Dan Price's Underground Hobbit House

Dan Price’s Hobbit House was featured in our book Home Work in 2004.

“He’s got no wife, no money, but he’s happy in his ‘hobbit hole.’

Dan Price left behind a stressful life as a photo-journalist after his marriage fell apart, and he wound up in a meadow outside Joseph, Ore. He now lives in an underground hutch burrowed into the hillside. ‘I like being able to do what I want to do,’ Price told NBC. ‘I don’t believe in houses or mortgages. Who in their right mind would spend their lifetime paying for a building they never get to spend time in because they are always working?’”

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Photo: NBC News

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