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1st Place Winner – Mike’s poolside party hut in Haslett, Michigan.

– Won with 88 Likes

CB: What drew me to bamboo?

Mike: We always liked the tiki bar/hut look when visiting the islands so we wanted a way to bring it home.

CB: What is unique about your project?
Mike: Well this is Michigan so there are not a lot of Tiki bar/huts for one thing. When we built it and told others about our bar it was like ok and they had a vision of a little unit you see in catalogs, but then when they come over its like wow, we didn’t think it would be like this.

CB: What other ways do you stay green?
Mike: I use low voltage lighting for all access lighting and drip irrigation to reduce water usage on all landscaping around the house.

CB: If you win, what will you build with your Cali Bamboo credit?
Mike: Maybe some bamboo poles, thatch and matting material to make the screen in room blend in with the bar or make a bamboo table for the deck and pool area.

2nd Place Winner – Angela’s tiki shack in Ontario, Canada.

– Won with 55 Likes

CB: What drew you to bamboo?
Angela: I love Bamboo and have been to Jamaica quite a bit so I was trying to replicate a little bit of the island in my backyard. Plus bamboo is a very sturdy material.

CB: What is unique about your project?
Angela: My boyfriend and I have had so much fun doing this project. It started off with the authentic palm leaf roof that he got me as a gift. From there it just expanded. Then this past summer he built the tiki bar for me which we designed together. The finishing touches of the bamboo on it really added to the “tiki feel”!

CB: What other ways do you stay green?
Angela: I also have a bamboo fence on one side of my property. Plus I made a palm tree out of a pine tree by cutting the bottom limbs off and adding lights so it looks somewhat like a palm tree.

CB: If you win, what will you build with your Cali Bamboo credit?
Angela: If I were to win which would be so awesome, I am getting a new shed in the back and I plan on putting up split bamboo on the front of it. Plus I am planning on adding more bamboo fencing in my yard.

3rd Place Winner – Denise ‘s Natural Bamboo Fencing in Felton, California.

– Won with 42 Likes

CB: What is unique about your project?
Denise: This one went pretty smoothly! Nothing too interesting to share..

CB: What other ways do you stay green?
Denise: So far bamboo is the start of it all. Also, we just removed all our lawns.

CB: If you win, what will you build with your Cali Bamboo credit?
Denise: We have a lot more fencing to do. Would also like to get started on a bamboo flooring project.

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