Wow … just wow!
We’ve all got our own ideas about just what makes up an incredible home. For some it’s a lakeside cabin, others might prefer an urban hi-rise, while some just want something comfortable in their home town. Well, there’s a flipside to that coin. Here are some of the most unique homes that are set in amazing locations. Trust me, you’ve never seen anything like these homes before!
1. The Hobbit House
In the Welsh countryside you’ll find this charming reproduction of an underground “Hobbit” home. Built into the side of a small hill, this masterwork looks like it’s straight from the film set. The dirt the home is half buried in acts as a wonderful insulator against heat and cold. In fact, the refrigerator is cooled by air that flows from the foundations of the home. Plus, solar panels on the roof provide a renewable energy source. This home has everything you need to enjoy the ‘creature’ comforts you love!
Set in the middle of an abandoned sandstone mine, this eclectic oddity is a sight to see! It’s been used as a concert venue for big acts through the years but is now a private residence. The structure is made from a collection of rock, wood, glass, and even the rock walls themselves. Fronting all of this is a handsome metal facade. This mashup of modern naturalism and upcycling design is truly a wonder to behold!
3. House Between Two Rocks
In Nas Montanhas de Fafe, Portugal you’ll find this architectural oddity. Nestled between two enormous rocks, the home looks like something out of a fantasy film. The charming exterior blends seamlessly into the stone, complete with windows and a pitched roof. While it lacks certain modern comforts like running water, the sheer uniqueness of it makes it more than appealing. This home gives a whole new meaning to the phrase ‘between a rock and a hard place!’
4. Sky-High Treehouse
Deep in the jungles of Papua New Guinea you can find one of the most incredible (and terrifying) treehouses in the world. The native Korowai communities have been building these style homes for ages. Towering 150 feet in the air, these skyline treehouses keep residents off the ground and away from hungry jungle predators. Could you imagine climbing that every day!?!
5. The Keret House
Officially the world’s slimmest home, the Keret House is a study in minimalism. Measuring only three feet at its most narrow point and five feet at its widest, this home encourages fit living (lol!). The interior is made up of rooms stacked on top of each other, creating an effective living space for anyone willing to give it a try.
5. Sidewalk Egg House
When you’re a struggling student living in one of the world’s most expensive cities, you make do with what you have. Apparently this clever architect had a bunch of trash laying around that he upcycled into a clever roadside egg home. Yes, it’s small, but that’s all the designer needed. With grass seeds sown into the exterior to provide a fuzzy green facade and a solar panel providing enough juice to power a lamp and a few gadgets, he’s got everything he needs!
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