Pimp my house: The hidden hot tub project (18 Photos)

Back in 2003, some awesome dude decided his living room needed a man cave upgrade. This is pretty cool...


  • http://thechive.com/ Paula_

    Come pimp my basement! Free drinks!!1!

    – Oh, and…. FuuuuuuRRSSTT!!
    <img src="http://i.imgur.com/8qTIJ.jpg"&gt;

    • Van Morrisson

      By the way, who is your pimp, you soulless cunt.

    • TomTheCameraGuy

      Hahaha, that picture was kinda begging for you to shop it…

    • IHatePaula!

      Kill yourself please

    • Abel

      You would edit a photo dedicated to a hero you egotistic moron.

      • Cain

        Why won't you die.

        • Abel

          I don't know how!

    • doozler

      Hey Paula, are you hot?

      • http://thechive.com/ Paula_

        Someone once set my tail on fire?

        – Fan testimonial: "I hate everything that you choose to be. You are just awful. Stop breathing. You are stealing air that could be used on real people. You are an oxygen thief. – buck"

    • Leon
      • Gonasiphaherpalitis

        Isn't that place full of pedo's? Guess that's why you go there first.

      • The_Dood

        Actually, the link at the bottom says they got this one from imgur, and by the looks of that page, it's the original poster. OH NO! Reddit stole something, just like theChive did. Now that you know, you better go bitch about it on Reddit too!

        • http://twitter.com/DeviateDefiant @DeviateDefiant

          Failed a bit there, Imgur was created by a Reddit user to deal with the lack of decent image hosts. Reddit is the primary source of posts on both here, 9gag, and most other similar sites.

          • BTI

            So because someone who has looked at reddit created Imgur means that the chive is stealing from reddit??? I wonder if that guy looked at the chive too??

            • http://twitter.com/DeviateDefiant @DeviateDefiant

              Imgur was created to serve as an image host for Reddit and other sites, it was originally posted on Reddit, it was stolen from Reddit. Hope that's simple enough.

              • John

                Stolen. God you are a fucking cunt. No one cares.

    • penguin slayer

      i love you paula have my baby!

      • chesterdrawers

        My fyrst!…

      • Gonasiphaherpalitis

        Paula only takes it up the ass. So your shit outa luck for a baby.

    • MEEEEeeeee

      Chive needs a block button so i never have to see your posts again.

      • http://thechive.com/ Paula_

        I'll block that idea when it comes up. Oh yes we can.

        – blocked ya FIRST !!1!

    • Sauk Fox

      Im gonna be honest, Paula makes me laugh most of the time. Hating Paula is part of what makes the Chive, the Chive. Im pretty sure that no other website like this has its own version of Paula and the loyal following that equally hates her.

  • temujin1234
    • backseatchiver

      very cool.

      however, having framed a few houses myself. Looking at those pics suggests he is compromising the structural integrity of the house. He cut floor joists and did not support them in any new way. like some columns under the floor where the joists now end.

      it is a sick project and probably good him stupid amounts of tail, but it violates building codes and will make it impossible to sell…

      • velvethammer

        nailed it. and dont forget about humidity issues.

  • http://twitter.com/RickvdS @RickvdS

    Nearly bought a house that had a hidden small pool kinda like this lol 🙂

    • Sarah K.

      You nearly weren't a useless douche-nozzle.

    • backseatchiver

      be glad you did not. several things look wrong with how they did that…

    • Friday

      cool story, bro…

  • David

    out of order pictures are out of order

  • Fuzziest

    …And a 28" tube TV.

    • Beev

      it was 2003…

      • Anonymous

        Everyone was going nuts about flat screens back then… this guy was going nuts about secret hot tubs.

    • mbns

      I wonder how the humidity in that room is going to affect a tv

    • Dennis

      Yea I was thinking the same thing all that money spent and still a crappy tv. Although I bought a plasma in 2003 for 4k and it doesn't work anymore he probably still has that bad ass tub so touché looks like I'm the chump.

  • KCO617

    #18 I would have left a raw fireplace…bitches love fireplaces.

    • RatedR401

      we sure do!

      • Curly Q&A

        That was my first thought, why did he cover the fireplace.


    cool but wouldn't the steam ruin the walls and ceiling?

    • Needing a Trollop

      Thats what i was thinking..and you would smell chlorine all the time but neat idea

    • _DoC_

      Guessing you would want to paint the walls and ceiling with bathroom/kitchen waterproof paint.

      • http://euroranger.wordpress.com/ Euroranger

        Actually, I was once advised to use an outdoor paint for interior rooms that are likely to be too steamy. Apparently outdoor paints are infused with a fungicide to cut down on mold, mildew and such.

        • Canadius

          could also start with mold/mildew resistant 'blue' drywall… would definitely cut down on the yucky yucks growing.
          this is nearing 10 years old, it would be interesting to see how the project held up

  • AlxeRod

    I'd like to see if they did anything to carry the load once they cut those floor joists. Kind of terrifying if not

    • Glove

      One pic looked like it has come concrete pylons to reinforce the joists. Like you said, crazy if they didnt.

    • Master_Rahl

      glad I'm not the only one concerned about the structural integrity. My first thought was, "do they plan on falling in?"

    • chiver

      …was thinking the same thing, he'll likely end up with a lot of cracked tiles at best or a living room and hot tub in the basement at worst. I'm wondering how he supported that hot tub too.

      • Toxic

        There is a concrete floor under the tub, it should be fine. Don't see any supports though for the floor, that is a big concern. If they open the windows when the tub lid is off there shouldn't be any issues with moisture/condensation.
        Won't pass code though if they go to sell the house.
        Better have that TV and all the circuits around it on GFCI outlets.

        • Macro

          This man knows.

          • Bob the Builder

            Seconded. Good luck selling that.

            • black27696

              It's a rental

        • Phil

          Also pretty fucked from the added weight of the stone around the brick fireplace.

        • Jakemo

          Looking closer at the pictures, it appears that they built a concrete "container" underneath the floor, supporting it on all four sides, which houses the hot tub. Now, there isn't any indication of how thick the concrete is, but at least it supports the floor.

          • Qwixel

            I think you are seeing the concrete wall in the basement from a bad angle screwing up depth, it is there in earlier shots where it is obviously just the outside foundations.

    • http://twitter.com/Ed103 @Ed103

      That's the first thing I thought when i saw that they just cut the center of the joists out. Kind of crazy…

    • lumber

      bitches didnt carri dat load

    • black27696

      No, he didn't. Folks asked this when he originally posted it on reddit. There's no extra support for the SLATE flooring, no venting in the crawl space or above for the hot tub. There were a number of poor decisions here.

    • Smt

      Look at the second pic. There is a main beam supported by a concrete pillar running perpendicular to the floor joist a few inches back from where the floor joists get cut.

    • FastFreddie

      #9 AND #10 show that he framed in the opening, I'm guessing he tied the floor joists into those 2x6s.

  • danno

    Cool… Until the moisture fucks up the walls and ceilings!…But nicely done.

    • OneManGOONsquad

      dehumidifier bro

  • twd22285

    order picture out of are

  • RatedR401

    We need to see that gif of Paula again!! It should make the DAR every now and again!

  • Kyle

    Taken right off Reddit from yesterday.

    • Gun_guy

      Not everyone reads Reddit, keep calm.

    • GatOne

      You could try going outside every once in a while instead of bitching on TheChive…

    • CLTChiver

      Stay over on that site and let us Chive On!

    • backseatchiver

      I find reddit incredibly difficult to navigate. It is just a giant news feed of the net.

      Chive distills the fun stuff. google alerts do the rest.


    • Luke

      You're exactly right. Chive taking credit for more stolen content…SHOCKER.

    • The_Dood

      Look at the link at the bottom genius! It's from the guy that did it's imgur page! Reddit stole it too. Did it ever occur to you that everything Reddit posts already exists elsewhere? TheChive and Reddit do the same thing. Summarize the best of the net in the same place. TheChive adds user friendliness and a community. Is the internet really that difficult to comprehend?

      • TheGuyWhoWantsNachos

        Of course it's from imgur. Imgur is an image hosting site that almost every redditor use. I've been browsing a bunch of sites for a long time but after some time I realized that almost everything i saw on other sites I had already seen on reddit.
        I still chive because lets face it. Chivettes are the hottest!

  • Pat_Bateman1

    I bet the TV's only channel is scrambled porn

    • Davis

      Why don't you go stab a homeless guy and stomp his dog? Or cut off a model's head and keep it in your freezer? Or kill a hooker by dropping a chainsaw on her from several flights of stairs above her?

      • Pat_Bateman1

        been there done that.

    • Emily

      Or they hook up a camera and make their own…

  • Woodchuck

    #18 someone's gonna get drunk and knock the TV into the Tub

  • IrishInNJ

    I think if you took all the "cool" in the world and got rid of it, that's how cool it is.

    PS: It looks like he just cut the floor joists without adding any supports below. Structurally deficient.

    • Mysticpab

      I wouldn't buy that house. The joists are there for a reason. You're 100% correct, this is seriously structurally deficient.

    • Guod

      Cool idea, terrible execution.

  • chicago

    odd. with luck he might get laid.

    if not make trap door in floor: remove the tub, leave the hole, cover pit with the 'pretty' rug, let victims fall into his basement cage. Kings did it, let him rule his own domain.

    • Jedi

      Or Rancor Pit.

  • Seannnn

    Dumb to the maxxxx…. It should lift up out of the floor.

    • JakeHolman

      So you prefer above-ground pools too? Why climb up into the tub when you can just step right in?

    • Justin

      Then it wouldn't be "hidden"

  • Anonymous

    This guy is my new hero

  • sabine

    this guy is a boss deluxe

  • Joe


    • ---------

      sofa king we todd did

  • Clipping Path

    No industrial venting. They will have toxic mold take over their house within 2-3 years.

    • jimmy

      or they could get a dehumidifier like i did, idiot

  • Verbal_Kint

    this would be a sweet trap if there wasn't the cover under the rug..

    Hey, can you go and grab the remote of the tv for me?

    Sure, hang on a se….AAAARRRGGHHH!!!!!! What a world, what a world….

  • Mr. Contractor

    I'm assuming the floor joists served a purpose, but apparently not for this guy.

    • Needing a Trollop

      He does what he wants

      • Jeff

        And all of that trapped steam condensing around what joists are left. Darwin Award Winner, right here.

    • Verbal_Kint

      joist schmoist.

  • sapphicosorus

    Times like these I wish I had a man.

    • Gun_guy

      I was going to say, judging from your pic there, it shouldn't be to hard to find one. You're hot.
      But then I saw that you're a gold star dyke. And noticed your name. 😦

      Still hot though.

      • Verbal_Kint

        If she went bi, she could probably get a guy to build her a fucking entire house. She's way hot.

    • 8675309

      Dikes can built things. Just keep your self a big ol butch dike.

  • Jim

    This house is in my neighborhood and there was an article in the local paper. It didn't matter that the guy fucked up the house's structural integrity because it was just an old crack house and meth lab that he got cheap from the bank on a foreclosure. Unfortunately, he and the guy helping him in the photos actually ended up drowning in the hot tub. They forgot it was there and fell into it in a drunken stupor. Both of their blood alcohol levels were 2.85. The house was demolished by the city.

    • Heisanidiot

      My moniker has never been more appropriate. Care to share a link? Or at least the city?

      And the guy helping him was the best that he could attract to share his time? Just sad all around.

    • Christopher

      2.85, I do believe your math is off. Unless they had nearly 3x as much alcohol in their body as blood.

      • ToTheVictor

        I do believe you don't understand the metric system. Also, the original post was obviously a joke.

    • ol76er

      What about the dog… please tell me the dog's ok

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