Meet the bloke who's been living in a ridiculously epic sandcastle for the last 22 years

Marcio Mizael Matolias - or as he prefers to go by, King Marcio - has lived inside a sandcastle on the beach of Barra da Tijuca in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for 22 years.

yes, you read that right, he has LIVED IN A SANDCASTLE FOR 22 YEARS. 

When King Marcio isn't pursuing one of his three passions; reading, golfing or fishing, the lad, now aged 44, enjoys posing on his "throne" whilst rocking his scepter and crown. 

Just magnificent. 

The Mirror reports on how Marcio upkeeps his kingdom: 

Unlike other monarchs, ‘King Marcio’ is personally responsible for conducting repairs to his palace, whether it’s the dungeons or a door.

He also has to constantly water his home to keep it from collapsing, Lavoixdunord.fr reports.

Despite this inconvenience, Matolias says he would not have it any other way.

He said: “I grew up in the Bay of Guanabara, I always lived on the beach. People pay exorbitant rents to live in front of the sea, I do not have bills and here I have a good life.”



 No mortgage. No rent. Beachside property. Endless time to pursue his true hobbies... The lad's absolutely cracked it.

What do you reckon, king of the castle? Diry rascal? Or an excellent amalgamation of the two?