Wow, what an awesome grotto! The rustic shanties in this sea-side harbor, along with the lighthouse and exotic businesses make this a seafarer's ideal stop! You really transformed the otherwise quite bare ruined Grotto into a vibrant sailors' paradise!
Wish ZOS would give us more structures or even small buildings (they give us Gazebos and Khajiit Shrines, why not small houses) so that we could build more easily - but in the meantime your seaside town is a great use of items and the item limit! I started to build a multi-tier Blackheart Haven style Pirate city on top of the ruins, but I ran out of slots before I was even halfway through, lol... so I only had enough slots to furnish the ship and add a couple of tents. *sigh*
It always inspires and frustrates me when I see great houses like yours - all of this cool stuff built, now imagine what they could do if the item limit wasn't so darn restrictive! Stop limiting people's creativity with insanely low item limits ZOS; the players clearly have ideas in spades as evidenced by their submissions!
That's nice looking! But one thing that really caught my eye is a terrarium (?) with bantam guars. Really haven't been to Nature museums for far too long, where they use the pictures as backdrops to make such a nice effect.