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FRIDAY FUNNIES: Creativity a cut above

24 October 2014 Elyse Perrau

What is the most unusual home you have ever lived in? This selection of photos highlights the most jaw-dropping house designs that take the cake for creativity.

What is the most unusual home you have ever lived in? This selection of photos highlights the most jaw-dropping house designs that take the cake for creativity.

Many of us only know what it is like to live in bricks-and-mortar buildings, with everyday walls, windows, and doors. If you are lucky, maybe a wrap-around deck or a pool with a waterfall feature.

But there are houses all over the world that are very different from the traditional, offering a unique way of life and a place to live that is just as much art as it is a home.

Here are some of the world's most amazing and unusual homes.

Glass house in Tokyo 

Called the 'House NA', this glass house was designed by Sou Fujimoto Architects to let in a whole new level of natural light. Located on a busy street in Tokyo, Japan, the only thing this house is missing is some privacy. The 914-square foot home was built to be like a tree house with layers of living spaces built in throughout.

Source: earthporm.com

Source: earthporm.com

Waterfall home 

There was not enough land to build a full home on this parcel, and so the architect designed a house built into the active waterfall on site. Located on Bear Run in Pennsylvania, this home is truly remarkable.

Source: earthporm.com

The narrowest house in the world, the Keret House

This home made the best it could of a very small space. Squeezed between two buildings, the Keret house ranges between 92cm and 152cm in width!

Source: earthporm.com

Source: earthporm.com

Hobbit house, Wales 

This house makes for some delightful photographs - making it less of a surprise that a photographer is responsible for creating it! With some help from his father-in-law, he was able to build the house using all natural materials, and for only $5,200. His goal was to create a living space that resembled something out of the Lord of the Rings in which he and his family could live. Within four short months the dream was a reality.

Source: earthporm.com

Brooklyn clock tower home 

This is a unique - and pricey - apartment located in Brooklyn’s Clock Tower building. The lavish 7,000-square foot penthouse overlooks the boroughs of Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens, offering up some of the most amazing views in all of New York City. Interested? The price tag is $18 million dollars.

Source: earthporm.com

Slide house in Japan 

It may look like an ordinary, modern 3-story home with just over 1,700 square feet but inside, this house in Japan has a conventional staircase on one side of the home, and a not-so conventional slide you can use as an alternative on the other side of the home.

Source: earthporm.com

Source: earthporm.com

Home on the rock 

Who needs a whole island when you can build a house right atop a rock? This unique home is located in Serbia.

Source: earthporm.com

FRIDAY FUNNIES: Creativity a cut above
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