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Modern day castle builders

PostPosted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 12:47 pm
by Bruce N H
Hey all,

I ran across this business, Castle Magic Castle Builders, where they actually build castles for people to live in. It's obvious these guys really love what they do, and the photo gallery of their finished creations are really inspiring. I wonder if they grew up with LEGO?

Bruce

Re: Modern day castle builders

PostPosted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 7:35 pm
by Kosh
Nice find! Looks like they make a fine product, if only I had the money for one...

Re: Modern day castle builders

PostPosted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 8:31 pm
by theboywarrior
Agreed...totally agreed.











Maybe someone will buy some old Megabloks Dragons for $100,000.


Yes I used to collect those. :roll:

Re: Modern day castle builders

PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2011 7:48 pm
by Velliscig
Maybe someone will buy some old Megabloks Dragons for $100,000.


Yes I used to collect those. :roll:


Good to know you've returned from insanity. :P

Re: Modern day castle builders

PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2011 2:00 pm
by Heir of Black Falcon
Some day Bruce.... some day. I found this site likely a decade ago and think it is a neat concept. I would like to just make a simple castle with a smallish keep/manor and encircling wall with a gate and tower or two.

Heir

Re: Modern day castle builders

PostPosted: Sat Apr 30, 2011 4:02 pm
by elondisc
I've got the land. Now all I need is the money to build one.

Re: Modern day castle builders

PostPosted: Fri Jul 08, 2011 1:21 am
by fionapoulsen
Few people are probably aware that in Lebanon a guy built a castle for himself with his own bare hands. The castle is called Moussa castle from the name of its builder. Yes, it was a 50 year project, but the result is impressive too.

Re: Modern day castle builders

PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 8:45 pm
by mpoh98
Wow.... extremely cool! :shock: :twitch:

Re: Modern day castle builders

PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2012 10:39 pm
by pj_bosman
Nice site you got there!

Plans for a castle near Almere (the Netherlands) never came further than this:

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They started building in 2002, but it was left unfinished since 2002, I believe due to financial problems. Nowaydays the ruin a touristic attraction :sly:

Funny thing is the castle's site (province of Flevoland) was only reclaimed from the IJsselmeer lake in 1968. In the medieval period most parts of what is now land was sea. So there was never a castle near this spot.

Re: Modern day castle builders

PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 11:50 pm
by Justin M
That would be such an awesome job! Really, think about it. Someone comes up to you and ask what your job is. You reply saying, "Oh, I build castles. Nothing to impressive really!" That's the job I want when I grow up. :D

Re: Modern day castle builders

PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 10:11 pm
by richardanthonyc
I have always said that if I become mega rich I would build a castle and a walled town to surround it in a really random remote location in Ireland. :lol:

Re: Modern day castle builders

PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2013 8:16 am
by ForestFriend
Hi Guys. There is a wonderfull medieval castle being constructed in Treigny , Burgundy ,France right now. Name of castle is Guedelon Castle. The team in charge is well funded and well organised It's the brain child of French business man Michel Guyot. They have a great website and the builders are using oeriod construction methods in building the site. It would look nice with a moat but the contact lady advised me : no moat will be added. It started in 1997 and is a 25 year project. Fifty five jobs were created and the site has 300,000 plus visits per year. Check it out. :)

Re: Modern day castle builders

PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2013 12:32 pm
by Lil_Curt
Forestfriend do you have a link to their website?

Re: Modern day castle builders

PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2013 5:09 am
by ForestFriend
Yes, Lil Curt. www.guedelon.fr/en/ is their official site.I checked out site on a google map. Large visitors car park is separated from the castle site and has pathway leading to the castle. Plenty of images exist for Guedelon, including design pics of the finished castle on the Web. It's an impressive project in all respects.
Dafyd, Leader (and Outlaw), Meiri Hand
"aim small, straight and True"

Re: Modern day castle builders

PostPosted: Sat Sep 28, 2013 7:32 am
by Sir Erathor
Man that's cool. I want one! :D