4th richest man in world builds billion $$ home

And at the other end of the spectrum from our tiny houses theme, this report from the (London) Daily Telegraph:

“Mukesh Ambani, his wife and 3 children have moved into the (27-story) building (in South Mumbai, India), which is named Antilia, after a mythical Island. It contains a health club with a gym and dance studio, at least one studio, a ballroom, guestrooms and a range of lounges and a 50 seater cinema.

There is even an elevated garden with ceiling space to accommodate small trees.

The roof has 3 helicopter pads and there is also underground parking for 160 cars, which will come in handy for guests at Ambani’s forthcoming housewarming party.…

The 53 year-old tycoon is…the fourth richest man in the world. In total there is reported to be 37,000 square metres of space, which is more than the Palace of Versailles.

To keep it running smoothly requires 600 staff.…”

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About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

11 Responses to 4th richest man in world builds billion $$ home

  1. Okay, that's about the ugliest building I've ever seen. And this is a home for a family of five?! Ridiculous. (just my 2 cents)

  2. I suppose it is all a matter of choice, what makes you happy. I would not be happy in that house, city or country. In fact if I had all that money I would not want any more than I already have.
    Regards.
    A Woodsrunner's Diary.

  3. I think of Maxon Crumb, R. Crumb's brother, living in an unfurnished room on 6th Street.

    He may be happier than this billionaire.

  4. Um… Funny… Doesn't it look like an impromptu shanty tower, built from different found debris for each layer, the kind of construction that authorities usually want to tear down because "it could topple at any moment"… ?

  5. I've just been reading an interview with Branko Milanovic (author of The Haves and the Have-Nots; a brief an idiosyncratic history of global inequality) so seeing this makes me feel queasy. This in a nation where women (and their babies) sit at the side of the road in the blazing sun, breaking rocks to build new roads for tourists. But then no doubt he'd point out he's hiring 600 people to run the place for him…

  6. IT IS VERY BIG HOUSE.IT ALSO HAVE ONE CINEMA HALL 3D.I DREAM THAT I ALSO HAVE THIS TYPE OF HOUSE.JUST DREAM THAT HOW MUCH PEOPLE STAFF IS USED TO MAINTAIN THIS HOUSE.

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