This Guy Who’s Been Living In A Sand Castle For The Past 22 Years Is The Hero We Need Right Now

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King Marcio Living Sand Castle Brazil

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For the past 22 years, Marcio Mizael Matolias has lived in a sand castle on the beach of Barra da Tijuca in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Yes, you read that right, he lives inside a sand castle.

The 44-year-old, known to locals as King Marcio, often poses on his “throne” wearing his crown and holding his scepter, that is, when he isn’t reading, golfing or fishing, his three passions in life.

As one can imagine, his “castle” requires more than a little bit of upkeep, reports the Mirror

However, unlike other monarchs, ‘King Marcio’ is personally responsible for conducting repairs to his palace, whether it’s the dungeons or a door.

He also has to constantly water his home to keep it from collapsing, Lavoixdunord.fr reports.

Despite this inconvenience, Matolias says he would not have it any other way.

He said: “I grew up in the Bay of Guanabara, I always lived on the beach. People pay exorbitant rents to live in front of the sea, I do not have bills and here I have a good life.”


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