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Nooooo, That’s Not Spoiling: JK Rowling Building £150K (~$235K) Hogwarts Inspired Treehouses For Her Children

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Because what good is having a mom who created an entire fictional world of magic if you can’t actually LIVE in that world, JK Rowling is having a giant Hogwarts inspired treehouse complex built for her children in their backyard. So f***ing jealous of those little Muggles right now.

But even by JK Rowling’s standards the 40ft high, two-storey tree houses planned for the back garden of her Edinburgh mansion are something spectacular.

Each wooden tree house is to be built on stilts and boasts balconies, carvings and turrets that wouldn’t look out of place in a Potter adventure.

The towers are linked by a rope bridge and can be approached by a secret tunnel hidden underneath a raised wooden walkway.

Man, this really got me thinking. What if we ALL lived in Ewok treehouse cities? Wouldn’t that be cool? Plus we would be like, getting back to nature and stuff. “The entire forest would be covered in empty beer cans and pizza boxes.” Goats, bro — they’ll eat anything.

Hit the jump for a bunch more of the renderings.



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Microsoft spoiling Canadians, Germans as Xbox Live gets more local stations

Remember when Microsoft couldn’t stop dropping names of companies it was partnering up with to bring media to your Xbox 360? Well, days after CES drew to its natural conclusion, Redmond’s gaming division is throwing a few more “locally relevant” names out for users in Canada and Germany. If you live in the cold bit to the north of the United States, you can expect to see Astral Media’s Disney XD and Real Sports / Maple Leaf Sports rolling up on your console from today, while German gamers will be able to get teutonic mitts on Mediathek/ZDF at the same time. There’s more details in the press release after the break, where Microsoft promises that we’ve not seen the last of its continued entertainment expansions.

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Microsoft spoiling Canadians, Germans as Xbox Live gets more local stations originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 19 Jan 2012 04:42:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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