Meet Rio de Janeiro's Sandcastle King Who Has Averted Hire for 22 Years

For the final 22 years, Brazil’s Marcio Mizael Matolias has averted paying lease, or any payments for that matter, in considered one of Rio de Janeiro’s most prestigious neighbourhoods, Barra da Tijuca. How? By dwelling in a sandcastle that he constructed himself. For over twenty years, 44-year-old Matolias, recognized by locals as ‘King Marcio’, has lived in a sandcastle on the seaside of Barra da Tijuca. Residing as much as his title, Matolias constructed a royal throne for himself outdoors his sandcastle and may at all times be seen sporting a plastic crown and…