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Artist buys tiny house and transforms it into an amazing mansion of wonder
When Ricky Boscarino bought his tiny house in 1988 it was only 600 square feet. Now it's over 5,000 and every square inch is an amazing work of art.
Rebecca Reid
12.02.21

An artist’s one-of-a-kind home.

Ricky Boscarino has built an elaborate, eccentric work of art that also happens to be his home. He calls it Luna Parc and although it had humble beginnings, the home is now an art studio, a museum, and a mansion.

Ricky takes us on a tour of his remarkable abode thanks to the popular YouTube channel, Tiny Home Giant Journey.

It’s obvious right away that he has put meticulous care and planning into every square inch of this unique space.

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YouTube screenshot - Tiny Home Giant Journey

Luna Parc borders on passion and obsession.

Or, at least it does for Boscarino. In 1988, a 28-year-old Boscarino purchased his first home. It was a small run-down cabin consisting only of 600 sq ft.

When his art collecting and creations required more space, he decided it was time to build an addition. That was 33 years ago.

Today, Boscarino’s vision of building on has resulted in a truly remarkable 5,000 square foot home that is unlike anything you’ve seen before.

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YouTube screenshot - Tiny Home Giant Journey

A museum ‘wing’ just for art.

Ricky’s first endeavor was to build a wing onto his home to house his collections.

“The challenge is trying to find new and creative ways to display all these artifacts.” – Ricky told Tiny Home Giant Journey.

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YouTube screenshot - Tiny Home Giant Journey

Spontaneous as it looks, it’s not.

“Something this scale takes a lot of pre-planning,” he said.

People have asked Ricky if he actually lives in the house. He is very proud to say that he does in fact live in his home.

“The spaces are built for my own personal use,” Ricky explains.

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YouTube screenshot - Tiny Home Giant Journey

People wonder why he does it.

When he gets questions about why he decided to create his quirky, eccentric mansion, Ricky simply says that he is following his passion.

“Why not just express myself and all of my forms of art?”

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YouTube screenshot - Tiny Home Giant Journey

Ricky’s impressive collection of artifacts.

Ricky’s massive collection of artifacts come from all over the world. He actually opened his home to the public in the early 2000s so others could experience these unique finds and Ricky’s personal artwork.

There are sculptures, mosaics, and stained glass throughout the home.

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YouTube screenshot - Tiny Home Giant Journey

“I wanted to replicate an Italian Villa.”

Ricky planned his additions so that he would have an atrium on the bottom floor. The floors above would look down on a central space.

Artwork fills the walls with personality and the mosaic detailing is something truly spectacular.

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YouTube screenshot - Tiny Home Giant Journey

The artwork follows a life-cycle theme.

“A running theme in my artwork is sort of the phases of life,” Ricky explains.

His bathroom features four stained glass panels that he created. Each one depicts a life stage from birth to death.

This theme can also be found in his artwork throughout the home.

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YouTube screenshot - Tiny Home Giant Journey

Final resting place.

It seems appropriate that there is also a designated area in the home as Ricky’s final resting place. He is planning to have his ashes placed in a small box under the floor.

After all, this home is his castle and he has spent much of his life on its transformation.

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YouTube screenshot - Tiny Home Giant Journey

He may have a designated resting place but Ricky isn’t finished creating yet.

Thankfully, he has plans to continue collecting and making his home even more interesting in the years to come.

Take a tour of Ricky’s remarkable home in the video below!

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By Rebecca Reid
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Rebecca Reid is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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