Meet Rio de Janeiro's Sandcastle King Who Has Avoided Rent for 22 Years

Filipe Costa
For the last 22 years, Brazil’s Marcio Mizael Matolias has avoided paying rent, or any bills for that matter, in one of Rio de Janeiro’s most prestigious neighbourhoods, Barra da Tijuca. How? By living in a sandcastle that he built himself. For over two decades, 44-year-old Matolias, known by locals as ‘King Marcio’, has lived in a sandcastle on the beach of Barra da Tijuca. Living up to his name, Matolias built a royal throne for himself outside his sandcastle and can always be seen wearing a plastic crown and…

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