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The Boot House

Another crazy/adorable house from New Zealand! God love 'em down there with their summer Christmas, multitudinous sheep, and Middle Earth stuff. The "Boot House" is actually rented out as a couples' vacation getaway so you can give your sweetie "the boot" for an anniversary gift.  🙂 But who wouldn't be thrilled to spend a night in this amazing creation? Hosts Judy & Steve offer...

Wisconsin’s Mushroom House is FOR SALE!

Wisconsin has some weird houses - like the rock-in-the-house-house and the house-on-the-rock-house. And of course Wisconsin has a few boarded-up graffiti-covered abodes that have seen better days. But an abandoned mushroom house? Yep - they have one of those too. This sad relic is known as the Door County Mushroom House. It was once an enthralling earth-bermed hobbit house,...

The UK Dragon House

You, yes YOU, can spend the night in this incredible house! The "Dragon House" is located in Westhall England, near Halesworth on the eastern coast. This most unusual home was inspired by a sketch from a Russian architect. A British couple took the concept from the drawing and designed and built their dream home themselves. They now host guests in their...

LA’s Marmont Manor

Another over-the-top LA mansion is for sale. The listing agent, who previously listed Michael Jackson's house, said that he has never seen anything like it. Hmmmmm...... Fairly standard Tudor wannabe McMansion at first glance, but the features of this home are the things that make you go WOW. Like that monster fireplace: The home is located in California's Hollywood...

Rezoned and Repurposed: vintage Cabin Cruiser on dry land

Ever wanted to live on a house boat but not be bothered by sea-sickness? This place is the perfect solution... Come on, be a rebel! Listed for sale (or trade) in Kingston, Tennessee this unique take on small space living is priced at a mere $15,000. It has 1 bathroom and 1 bed -...

Victor Moore’s Junk Castle in Washington State

There was this guy who lived in Washington State who wanted to do something funky for his Master of Fine Arts thesis so he built a castle out of junk in his yard. He used all salvaged materials from a local junkyard and a nearby defunct rock quarry. This happened back in 1970 so it...

Isle of Capri’s strange and seductive Casa Malaparte

On the eastern side of Italy's Isle of Capri is an unusual house known as Casa Malaparte. The design was conceived around the year 1937 by famed Italian architect Adalberto Libera. The client he prepared the plans for, however, rejected Libera's drawings and fired him.  The client - writer Curzio Malaparte - went on to build the...

You can buy the tiniest house in Toronto!

Both of my bathrooms are larger than this house. It measures in at 189 square feet, and unfortunately, it does not actually have a bathroom. But it does have a bedroom (area), kitchen (area) and living room (area). This garden-shed sized cottage is located close to my old neighborhood in The Beaches area of Toronto, Canada. And...

The craziest house in Kansas City

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The Ephraim Shay House

The Shay Hexagon House was designed and built by a guy named Ephraim Shay in 1890. He actually sheaved the house inside and out with stamped metal! This unique home is located in the lakeside resort town of Harbor Springs in northern Michigan. So who was this industrious fellow? Ephraim Shay  was born in 1839 in Ohio....