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1BasdassRX7 : 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.

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.

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.

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

SoCalFreelance : Bridge inspectors are going to be like WTF?

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!

Saraha : Constrcuct under the Bridge = Zombie-Proof Shelter

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

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.

ObscenelyMarvelous : Wow, this guy is inspiring!

Mauro Bermudez : This man is a genius

ÕLD SÇHØØL WÃRRÎØR : Love his home, so creative. The railroad motorcycle was awesome. This was one of my favorite videos from you.

purewonka : He's a total BOSS! Impressive.

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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thyrza : I absolutely LOVE his home!

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.

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

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

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

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

conpoet : this guy is really incredible.

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 😍

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.

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' 👏

ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ : This is so cool

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

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....

phillip mccrevice : thank you for always posting amzing stuff

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

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

Aaron Ingebrigtsen : Zombie proof!

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.

junior vinsonhill : what 81 people did not like this guy

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

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

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

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.

Gordon Tendick : Kirsten, when are we going to get a tour of your house??

Miss Informed : Absolutely inspiring. Thank you!

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 :)

Chev Chelios : skills, ideas, style, bravery, fun... he's got it all

Marcel Moravek : a few comments are hilarious the lack of knowledge of some individuals is like gold