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Nitt Witt Ridge

A house built of all sorts of stuff
A cache by : pleksi

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Address : 881 Hillcrest Dr, Cambria, CA, United States     Google maps

Arthur Harold Beal bought his lot in 1928 and started to build his "castle".

Beal was garbage collector for the town of Cambria in the 1940s and 1950s and he used materials that Cambrians were throwing away. He also used natural materials from the property and the nearby pine forests as well as beer cans, car parts etc. Some sources say that there's also lot of stuff from the nearby Hearst Castle, where Beal worked for a time.

Arthur Beal died in 1992 at the age of 96. In 1999 Michael and Stacey O'Malley became the owners of Nitt Witt Ridge. They cleaned up the gardens, fixed parts of the house and now they have guided tours.

For most visitors this is probably a "stop - take a picture - continue riding" cache but if you want to take a closer look, you can find the contact info on the Facebook page and ask for a tour.

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Nitt Witt Ridge on Facebook (Open in a new window.)

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Published :  06/10/2015 (d/m/y) 14:15

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