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I have done a lot of things in my life and have also worked in many different jobs to make a living and to experience life. This blog is just some of my musings, sometimes funny, sometimes inspirational, sometimes sad, sometimes angry, sometimes simple but all the time, it's just me.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Spinning Wheel

Recently there was an article in the Internet that Americans no longer own the biggest houses. In US, it is quite common to have a bungalow, even a medium income family would be living in a bungalow with land all around it, especially so if not in the major cities.

I had a friend in Houston who lived in a house which he said was not visible from the road where he entered the driveway from.

Anyways, Australians have taken over the spot for biggest houses in the world.

It is nice to live in a big house with a big yard despite the higher maintenance of it all.

But the Aussie family in the story below has really taken it another notch up. What an idea, really interesting I think. As Blood, Sweat and Tears sang ...
Drop all your troubles, by the river side
Ride a painted pony
Let the spinning wheel fly

An Australian family is turning heads with a rotating house that can guarantee a different view every time they wake up.

The Everinghams have been in a spin since they moved into their dream home in the countryside north of Sydney three years ago. They can turn the house to follow the sun without having to leave the comfort of their armchairs.

"When you wake up you do wonder where you'll be facing," said Luke Everingham, a sound-engineer who came up with the idea with his wife, Deb, after chatting with neighbors.

The neighbors wished they had built their home 15 degrees further to the north to capture more sunlight.

The octagonal-shaped house sits on a turntable powered by a small electric motor and controlled by a computer, which allows it move on demand.

The house cost about A$700,000 ($641,000) to build and can complete a full rotation in about 30 minutes, according to the Everinghams' own Web site.

Take care and be well.

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