One of the world’s luckiest 6-year-olds, at least this week, lives in Minnesota. This jaw-dropping custom bedroom renovation from Twin Cities builder Steve Kuhl is featured over at My Modern Metropolis:

The main feature of the room is the incredible floating pirate ship. Kuhl used 2×12 ribs to construct the hull of the ship, covering them with layers of 1/2 inch plywood to act as the planking. A bomb-proof blend of plaster and epoxy with integrated coloring was used simulate an old ship’s hull.

But that’s not all. The room is also decked out with a rope bridge that connects the pirate ship to the top of a jail cell, and a rope suspended from the ship’s hull provides drop-in access to the closet. There’s also a completely hidden spiral slide, that lets you travel downstairs in a more adventurous way.

They’ve also got a follow-on interview with Steve himself. I know I’m not the only thirty-something out there who’s at least a bit jealous.


Sean Michael Ragan

Sean Michael Ragan

I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I am a long-time contributor to MAKE magazine and My work has also appeared in ReadyMade, c’t – Magazin für Computertechnik, and The Wall Street Journal.

  • Alan

    Future post suggestion:

    One of the world’s unluckiest teenagers lives in Minnesota, where his friends constantly mock him for having a “double-plus uncool” bedroom.

    • Les Clay

      You kidding? Party magnet when Pirates of the Caribbean IX comes out, featuring new jeune premier Depp lookalike. And Charlie Sheen as Keith Richards.

  • Florence Carole

    He’s one lucky kid. Steve Kuhl did great job with the floating pirate ship/bedroom with just four weeks of construction. My husband was as ecstatic as my boy when I showed them the photos.

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  • dont look at me

    Awesome it is great