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dfelixrx7 : I grew up with the mindset of everything being hard to do. I heard this many times - your stupid - he’s gonna fail - we don’t want his help - I “can’t” With help and my own desire I changed my thinking. I am not a college grad. I highly encourage education. I more so encourage a positive way of thinking. I am going to share a few skills I bring to the table - cook - barber - wood working - rustic furniture - graphic design - plumbing - irrigation - sales I am extremely thankful for the University Of Youtube. It has helped me refine my skills and has develope new ideas. Growing up I was my worst enemy. Most of my low self esteem was very mental. I see this person on this small clip and I’m amazed on how much he has learned. He’s very creative and talented. He’s fearless. I am so moved on what the mind can do.

James NYC : Very Cool guy. With all of the publicity this "Bridge" design has had in the last 18 months I'm amazed that it's still there, and that he has not been fined or arrested. You could never do that here in the U.S.

GreenShortz DIY : Kirsten, I love watching your videos, but this is perhaps my favorite. I identify with Fernando's approach to design and fabrication. The simplicity of materials, leaving the joinery exposed, working with found items and incorporating adaptive reuse. Very enjoyable to watch. From a filmmaker's standpoint, I appreciate the way you "bookended" this video with the bridge installation. Keep up the good work.

Kent VanderVelden : Wow, this is so cool! The world needs more creative people to inspire others. Perhaps creativity is infectious, one person is inspired, they other inspire others, and so on.

SoCalFreelance : Bridge inspectors are going to be like WTF?

Spaghetti Monster : i didnt want that episode to end Kristen, you always have such unique content, ty.

Scott Bibler : I just love how ingenious people can be. Thank you so much for sharing this

Ty Brady : You don't have to go to school to be a designer or engineer, this guy is a natural. The shower is awesome!

Mauro Bermudez : This man is a genius

THĪÉF ÕF HÉÅRTS : Love his home, so creative. The railroad motorcycle was awesome. This was one of my favorite videos from you.

Saraha : Constrcuct under the Bridge = Zombie-Proof Shelter

ObscenelyMarvelous : Wow, this guy is inspiring!

Mona Taylor : Oh my, the motorcycle rail!!😃

Thyrza : I absolutely LOVE his home!

Miguel Moncloa : A clear example of a Resource Based Economy. Do we have the money? No. Do we have the resources? Oh yes!

edward schaefer : Amazing guy. That under the bridge rolling platform was genius.

Adam Collins : Someone mentioned that in USA u need all kinds of Permits. Everything requires a permit here in Spain too. It's just that some people circumvent the permits and create. I don't think Fernando is too worried about permanence. It's about experimenting with materials and forms and creating something functional and original. Olé tus huevos Fernando y sobre todo tu creatividad. No se puede poner puertas al campo ni a tus ideas!

purewonka : He's a total BOSS! Impressive.

Erika Christiansen : I totally get this guy. As a visual artist, I could always make anything as long as it was "just art." People were more accepting of odd creations on canvas or as a "mere" sculpture. I've done installations too, but I love this guy's childlike fort building and city exploring attitude. I used to design so many crazy things that could be used and lived with and lived within. I sometimes built them if I had the skills. I might try to enlist the help of a significant other. He'd often just say "why" or "these things aren't really worth it in the end." I now own many power saws and have increased my skills so I can build many of my visions myself. When I finally got my own house and started making things happen, my S.O. asked me why everything had to be a project. Sad day. I really need to learn to weld though.

Leone Ranger : "Often I make my own tools" Ok, STOP IT! This guy took DIY to a whole 'nother level 😁 Very inspiring way of basically thinking, 'I Can' 👏

Victor 11rus : This guy knows how to make fun! :)

Jason Hardy : “Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can't do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.” ― Rob Siltanen

Javier Duran : OMG, this guy is a genius!!! ;-)

Jeremy McReynolds : I'm speechless, the dude is brilliant. I wish him much success and prosperity in his ventures.

FeelItRising : Perfect home and what I want to do. So many places in Taiwan are like that house. 3 or 4 story of ugly, not well maintained homes. I want to gut one and rebuild simply and beautifully like this.

justgivemethetruth : carbon monoxide, rubber particles from tires, asbestos from brake dust

jean405 : This guy is brilliant! The under bridge trolley is amazing, and the ‘thank you’ smurf was a kind gesture from the visitor. I really liked some of the benches he made

RMMACA : Wow! Fernando is sexy 😍

CPS 56 : Fernando is a builder of bridges: from his imagination into reality, from reality into his imagination. ***Sublime***

Lisa Kilmer : This one is beautifully done, Kristen. You've captured a very eloquent voice. His live-work space is inspiring, and his play spaces as well. The mindset of "all attempts are worthwhile and mistakes are good for learning" is desperately needed in our society. I have noticed that a lot of the most innovative spaces seem to be in Spain. Does this mean they have relaxed zoning rules? For example, in my area I don't think his dwelling would be cleared for residential living until the loft railing was installed.

Brad Cornelius : Beautiful galgo. It's the perfect dog for someone who appreciates beautiful design...

sewardt : The stairs!!! Not for drunk people!!!

Miniature Cooking with Ching : What an awesome idea !Thanks for sharing my friend . Keep posting please !!

phillip mccrevice : thank you for always posting amzing stuff

conpoet : this guy is really incredible.

ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ : This is so cool

oleg ridozub : What a house! Hopefully I'll have a place like this in my lifetime.

Athena Ambrosia : thank you for opening my eyes and minde he is me and i em him.human.thank you this is the push i needed

junior vinsonhill : what 81 people did not like this guy

Jessica Woodmus : I've watched a lot of these kind of videos and by far this is one of the most creative videos I have seen it just shows you if you put your mind to something you can actually achieve it....

Aaron Ingebrigtsen : Zombie proof!

Morena DnX : Vaya artista tu, bastante guapo todo grande sigue diseñando

Ikscdm Degi : wow! just wow! This man changed my way of seeing things.

Anastasia Renaud : This gentleman is a creative genius. I remember seeing his under the bridge "room" on houzz and thinking he was an another impractical architect school grad. Seeing his home and other passion projects you see what skill, creativity and talent this guy has. You could do an hour more in his live-work space! Thanks for introducing him to us Kirsten.

Zachary Blanchard : These would be good for homeless people. Place one every other or even two empty spaces between thrm and then they have more shelter then a bush.

Zebarbas : This guy is great. I'd love to have my space and ability to build these things.

Don Bishop : I live in a Small Town, in North Texas. When I was a kid, growing up on the 1960's I sometimes walked the two miles to Town. To buy parts, for my Mini Bike. We lived, near a Highway. And there are two over Passes, on the way to Town. I had all kids of dreams and ideas. On how you could build a Fort or even a Place to Live, under there. If you had no other place to live. I didn't try to build a Fort there. It was too far form my house, to drag Wood and Tools. I did build a nice big Tree House. It Spanned 5 Trees and was Two Stories. Well, it had an open Balcony, on top, that is... Fernando, is definitely a kid, at heart. It's cool, to see that he was able to do this. I am surprised, that the local Authorities. Haven't torn it down. I don't think you would even be able to get started building something like, that here. Without, being stopped by the local Cops. One, thing that is common, here. And has been, as far back as I can remember. Homeless People, often live in the tops of Bridge Over Passes. Near the Larger Cities. Like Dallas and Fort Worth. Only Temporarily, though. They get run off, ever so often. Also, people park their Cars, under Over Passes, when a Hail Storm or Tornado, is coming through. There are differing opinions. On whither or not it is Safer under there, during a Tornado. Some say, that the wind of a Tornado. Will Suck you out. But, I have also seen. News Reports, showing People. Who, hid under the Eves of an Over Pass. During a Tornado, and lived to watch their Cars, get totally destroyed, below them, on the Ground. This, got me to thinking. That if strong Doors, were built in those Top Cavities, in our Over Passes. They could Provide, many Safe Places for People to run and hide, from a Tornado. When Caught on the Road, in Tornadoes or even High Wind. I like how, Fernando. Built his own Home and Furniture. I was a Cabinet Maker, when I was younger. And still have a dream of building my own Log Cabin and all of the Wood Work, in it. Another Great Video, Kirsten!:) I watch all of your Videos. Waiting for the next one... What a Blessed Family, you have. To be able to Travel with your kids and see all the Wonderful Places and Homes... Don

mASMRized : Wow :) ¡Yo también quiero jugar, Fernando! El intento de autosuficiencia, la cabaña, el escondite, la exploración, el descubrimiento, la aventura. En la cabaña del puente yo escondería una cuerda de emergencia, por si acaso la "góndola" se quedase bloqueada a medio camino por fallo del sistema de tracción (aunque, como las ruedas no tiene rail superior, tendría que ver cómo, en caso de tener que usar la cuerda para evacuar la góndola, evitar que la góndola basculase). ¡Saludos desde Barcelona! Fernando's ingenuity and approach to life speak to me. This video has made my imagination run wild and free. Thank you for sharing, Kirsten. I love your content :)

Wasabee Knight : Thanks for sharing this. It really opens the minds eye . ❤️

Miss Informed : Absolutely inspiring. Thank you!