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Sunday, August 14, 2011

The World's Largest Dog (A Beagle Shaped House/Inn in Idaho!)

Wow- these people are just a little obsessed about Beagles, but it all luckily makes for some very unique architecture by way of the Dog Bark Park Inn- where you can STAY inside the body of a small house shaped like a dog! -And for a humorous added touch, check out the outhouse in the photo! 

From their site:
Being in the doghouse is a good thing at Dog Bark Park Inn Bed & Breakfast! Sleep inside the world’s biggest beagle with all the comforts of home. This bed & breakfast is a dog outside. Inside, it is a charming escape from the ordinary – from the twenty-six carved dogs on the queen headboard to a cozy loft room in the dog’s head, to dog-shaped cookies on the pillow. Breakfast includes home-baked pastries, In the doghousePrairie’s Best Fruited Granola, fruit, cheeses, yogurts, bagels, and more!
Enjoy prairie views and starry nights from the second story deck. Play a game with your partner or the kids; snuggle up with a book from the inn’s extensive collection of reading materials, games and puzzles. During the day, take a jet boat tour into nearby Hell’s Canyon, visit a wolf center, learn about the Nez Perce Indian history & culture, go horseback riding, or explore around. Idaho’s famous ‘big dog’ is an unforgettable experience.

 Good luck getting zoning and your neighbors to let you build something like this in YOUR neighborhood! Its VERY fun and unique though, and I'd love to see it in person some day perhaps.

 My new edition of "Humble Homes, Simple Shacks" will feature some bizarre small house/tiny vacation cabin concepts like this (Dinosaur, Lemon-Shaped, Transforming Outhouses, etc)- both for adults and kids....50+ cabin concepts and designs overall- from the serious to the ultra-bizarre.

-Derek "Deek" Diedricksen