When it comes to cool dads, the father of Reddit user Mdalin is hard to beat. The home he has created is truly unique and fun – check it out below.
The Pirate Ship
Mdalin says her dad always thought he would make a great pirate, so he built himself a pirate ship.
While the ship is not sea-worthy, it works great hitched to the back of a truck. Dad’s favorite destination? The local drive-in movie theater – especially when a new “Pirates of the Caribbean” movie is out.
Obviously dad needed a beach to go along with his ship, so he built one, complete with a Fijian Bure.
On hot days, a fine spray of mist provided by strategically placed hoses keeps you cool.
There is no ocean nearby – but dad improvised with a pool.
He also marked the places he and his wife have traveled with this travel post.
It is best not to ask what is in here.
It’s a unique property, but it does include an actual house.
No home is complete without a sunny spot for herbs and flowers.
And no pirate’s life is complete without a fortress to raid now and then.
There is also some bizarre handmade yard art.
They’re a pretty cool use of trash.
This is the perfect place for summer fun.
Once dad’s pirate fantasy was complete, he moved on to sci-fi.
You can sit in this flying saucer that actually spins like a Tilt-A-Whirl.
Inside the house, the entire top floor is devoted to kids.
Firepoles are way cooler than stairs.
Pinball, Skeeball, and a small portion of their Hot Wheels collection
This family is definitely kooky and knows how to have fun. Here is mom, who Mdalin has a hilarious story about: “Every Halloween my mom and her friends would go all out on witch costumes, and go attack local businesses and schools. They'd just burst into classrooms cackling like mad, throw candy everywhere, and run out before anyone had a chance to stop them.”
And here is the man who made it all happen. We applaud your vision, sir. Please keep living your dream – and Mdalin, keep sharing these pictures.