One Very Expensive Wendy House
Solid wood flooring, the kind ideal to be used in wood floor restoration, might be expected to be installed in the home – but in a child’s Wendy house? It seems a little extreme, yet that’s exactly what happened when some wealthy parents built their two children a super-sized Wendy house with all the trimmings – one that also happened to be an exact replica of their chalet in the Swiss Alps. Perhaps proving the old adage about people having more money than sense, the extravagant present cost no less than a £150,000 to construct, featuring not only the aforementioned solid wood flooring but also under-floor heating and double glazed windows.
It cost the parents £50,000 just to have all the materials needed to make the Wendy house transported in, and assembling the project took a mammoth 2,000 hours with no less than ten craftsmen assigned to it. With four bedrooms, a fully fitted kitchen complete with a fridge and working electric hobs, the Wendy house – which stands three point six metres tall – is without a doubt the most expensive such house ever built.
“It is a complex structure and will have to withstand some very cold temperatures” says the unidentified owner of the British based company that built the Wendy house. “When I went over it was minus seventeen centigrade. We have insulated the chalet and installed electric under-floor heating and booster heating, so the kids will be as warm as toast… It is as expensive as it gets.”