Up until yesterday I thought I had some pretty strange and ambitious plans. Then my brother tells me about some guy on youtube who is building a giant robot and all the associated fortress / workshop / laboratory etc. He is doing all this on the top of a mountain out in the woods in Vermont (I think). He even has a giant geodesic dome made out of pipes with a trampoline on top, with lots of videos to demonstrate how it is all done.
Ah well... I am content to be the second crazy guy to build a dome with a trampoline out in the woods. So go check out Giant Robot Project: