Nobody asked for the novel coronavirus lockdown, but many people have taken the strange time and ran with it.
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Julianna Astrid recently shared a series of photos of her father on Twitter, and they are giving everyone a serious case of backyard envy. Ed is a general contractor in Orange County, California, who has always dreamed of having his very own coffee shop, and he figured out how to make it happen!
When quarantine began in California, Ed continued working full time, but he found he still had energy at the end of the day. He began collecting unused and unwanted materials from his job sites. Instead of throwing them away, he gave them new life in his personal coffee shop: “La Vida.”
He tore out a small overgrown flower bed in his yard and started building from scratch.
Ed worked on the project all by himself after work and on the weekends. It took him three months, but he finally transformed the patch of dirt into a beautiful space that anyone would love to visit.
Inside the shop, there’s a TV, gaming area, comfy chair, and (of course) coffee!
Talk about an impressive hobby! The end result is so cozy!
After Julianna shared the impressive photos online, the handy dad quickly went viral. Big sites like Newsweek began featuring “La Vida,” and Julianna couldn’t wait to share Ed’s newfound fame with him.
He was so encouraged by the positive remarks his fans made that he started his own Instagram to share more of his work with the world.
“This is my new coffee shop that I built in my backyard after fueling my love for coffee into a cozy spot I can relax in, in the comfort of my own home,” he wrote. “The structure took a little over three months, but I will continue to add my personal touches on the inside as time goes by. What should I build next?”
How incredible is this dad? We’re so glad this project was able to renew his passion for building. Not to mention, we’re seriously jealous of his carpentry skills!
Watch Ed give a tour of his “crib” in the video below, and be sure to share this story to encourage more people to get creative.
cracking up 💀 Happy Father’s Day, you’re the coolest. pic.twitter.com/C2RYLMw0zm
— LIL SHAWTY (@Juliannastrid) June 22, 2020
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