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Creepy Abandoned “Discovery Hut” in Antarctica

This place will put chills down your spine. Located on Ross Island by McMurdo Sound in Antarctica, the "Discovery Hut" was built in 1902 and has been literally frozen in time for over 100 years now. Discovery Hut was built by Robert Falcon Scott during the Discovery Expedition of 1901–1904. That was...

Tiny Texas Houses

Have you heard of this amazing company out of Luling, Texas called Tiny Texas Houses? Their slogan is: "Building The Future With The Past" And true to their word, they use 99% vintage salvaged materials to build the cutest, tiniest, eco-friendly homes you ever did see! Each pint-sized home is hand-crafted using recycled materials from...

A stylin’ mountain shack

image from: Mindful Designs, Inc. via Houzz.com At first glance, one might say of this cabin:  "look at that ramshackle, patched-together half-baked ponderosa." (Well, I probably would say that.) But the truth of the matter is that this cabin in the Flathead Valley of Montana is a stylish, eco-friendly family home made of reclaimed and...

The real rock house of Hocking County Ohio

Looking for a unique getaway home? How about a parasitic rock house? (A house built INTO the face of a 4 story sandstone rock cliff face!) This cabin in Ohio will soon be up for auction. Here's the story: The main part of the hand-hewn log cabin actually dates back to the 1880's. An ambitious...

Joal’s Backyard Saloon

I came across Joal's unique backyard saloon on Facebook. I contacted him to find out more and he was very modest about his creation: "The saloon is really just a glorified shed and chicken coop" he said.  But look how detailed this place is: Located near Astoria, Oregon, the "Backyard Saloon" originated when...

Ever heard of Batture dwellings?

Or batture dwellers? I came across this unique living situation when I was researching 1930's homes for a previous post. Batture was the name given to the area BETWEEN the banks of the Mississippi River and the levees in the southern state of Louisiana.  'Batture Dwellers' refers to the brave people who built homes...

Cobble Hill Farm

Welcome to Cobble Hill Farm in Taghkanic, New York. This charming farmhouse dates back to 1798! The home has been thoroughly updated and a modern Great Room was added: The sprawling 518 acre farm includes tennis courts, stables, private lakes, and far-reaching mountain views, but the house is the real star of...

Gnarly tree house in Colorado

There's something about a tree house that makes me giddy. When I saw this funky tree house in Carbondale, Colorado, I may have squealed. This is no ordinary tree house. It was designed and built by the Colorado architectural firm Green Line Architects - more specifically, by their "resident tree house expert" David Rasmussen. The...

Welcome to Dancing Fox Cabin

This rustic cabin near Bellevue, Ohio looks as though it has stood there for centuries. But it was actually constructed in recent years from recycled and reclaimed materials. The enterprising owner/builders are Paul and Janell Davenport who also own a nearby 1840's farmstead which they run as a guesthouse. Our Dancing Fox cabin is...

Kevin’s Cabins

Ever wonder what motivates a person to go into an uncommon line of work - like building tiny cabins? I love a good personal story behind an unusual shelter. Dwellings are all about people, after all. It's easy to forget that fact in our modern fast-paced real estate world filled with assembly line, carbon copy...