Mental Floss

Castles Made by People Without Castle-Making Experience

Jill Harness

Just because you don't know anything about construction and haven't gotten any permits doesn't mean you can't build your own castle. WebUrbanist has an eye-opening post showing just how powerful the drive to create can be, even in those without experience.

While the castle above, built by an East Sussex orthodontist and his wife, is one of the most beautiful, a more interesting story may be the castle built in secret behind a wall of straw by a Redhill Surrey farmer that was ordered to be demolished earlier this year.