Marcio Mizael Matolias does not need much to live. Some blankets, a few books, a couple of golf clubs, and fishing poles are enough for him to have a happy, content life in his castle. Oh, and sand. Like, a ridiculous amount of sand.
Marcio Mizael Matolias, also known as “The Sand King” or “King Marcio” built his own tiny castle out of sand on Barra da Tijuca beach in Rio de Janeiro 22 years ago. Marcio explained to NowThis that, at first, he did not plan to live in his 10-square-foot creation, but he quickly realized that he was spending more time in his sand castle than his apartment, so he moved in it permanently and saved on rent.