Parents everywhere, listen up. You want your children to come visit you more? Try putting a mini golf course on your roof.
That's exactly what one smart mom, Jean Rhodes, did this past summer by installing a nine-hole course on the rooftop of her vacation home in Long Beach Island, N.J. We know Rhodes is smart because she's a psychology professor (Mind tricks!) at the University of Massachusetts, and The Wall Street Journal recently ran a story on her sweet setup. Have a look:
Man, that looks fun. And like any mini golf course worth its salt, Rhodes' course has a theme (she went with "nautical") and a windmill. Well done.
According to Rhodes, the project took a few weeks, cost about $21,000, and was carried out by a carpenter, who has since started building mini golf greens as a side gig. So if you're thinking about installing one yourself and you want it to look that good we recommend you seek professional help -- and not the kind Dr. Rhodes offers.
Oh yeah, we also recommend 18 holes. But if you can't quite swing that, nine like these should do the trick.