13 Epic Houses You’ll Want to Live in
Nearly everyone wants to live in their own dream house, but not everyone has enough money or a suitable place to make their dreams come true. However, you can always find an alternative.
Bright Side advises you to have a closer look at these tiny houses. The whole world is inside!
13. The Broons’ House, Scotland
There is a mysterious building on Loch Shin near the village of Lairg. It’s said that the locals collected money for the Broons’ House after a storm in 2015. According to popular comics, a huge family lives in this house. Who knows? Strange things happen here all the time. The water level rose by 10 meters (393.7 inches) when the hydroelectric power station was built in 1950.
12. A fridge-house
As a rule, modern houses have no cellars. As for this building, you just need to dig it into the ground and use it for food and wine storage.
The spherical Groundfridge provides a constant temperature. And if you don’t have your own house yet, you can use this one to shelter from the rain.
11. The smallest house, the Czech Republic
One of the smallest houses is located in Prague. Its facade is only 2.25 meters wide. It was built between 2 ordinary houses in the middle of the 19th century, and it was an art studio and a shabby bar at different times. Now it’s used as a vestibule.
10. The Thousand Islands House, the USA and Canada
There are 1,864 islands in the archipelago on the USA and Canada border. The biggest ones are inhabited, with almost 1,500 people on the largest island. Can you imagine that Just Room Enough Island has just one house with a backyard? By the way, all communications are run by one company which supplies each island.
9. Steve Areen’s house, Thailand
Steve’s extraordinary dome home inspires many creative people around the world. He built this house on an organic mango farm. The building, made of clay bricks, and its interior cost Steve $9,000.
8. One-square-meter house
The smallest house in the world was built by Van Bo Le-Mentzel, an architect from Berlin. Though its area is only 1 square meter, the house has a door, a window, and a chair. This tiny house weighs 40.8 kilos and even has its own wheels.
7. Snowboarders’ eco-houses
Mike Basich, an outstanding snowboarder, chose a tiny house (23 sq.m.) that he has built in the mountains over a luxury mansion. He used only eco materials to create this cozy building, and heat and light are provided by solar cells.
But that’s not the whole story. With the help of his friends, Mike has constructed one more house for traveling.
6. Foldable houses, the Netherlands
Heijmans constructed these unique mini-houses. It’s unbelievable, but you can unfold such a house in just one day! These houses are supplied with a kitchen, a living room, and a bedroom. There is also a cozy patio with rattan furniture as a bonus.
5. A hotel in a Boeing, Costa Rica
This rusty 1965 Boeing was lucky to have such an amazing retirement. One of Costa Rica’s businessmen bought this airplane, put it near an azure lagoon, and hired designers to create a vivid hotel. We are sure that this masterpiece guarantees a safe "flight."
4. The Exbury Egg
Stephen Turner, an architect, adores experiments. Working with SPUD Group and PAD Studio, he created an egg-shaped eco-house. The incredible Exbury Egg (length — 6 meters, diameter — 2.8 meters) can be located in the water, so you can enjoy living in nature. There is also a shower, an oven, and a hammock bed. The energy is provided by the Sun.
3. The Pier House, Great Britain
The house, located in Conwy, is in the Guinness Book of Records. Its area is 5.49 sq.m. People had been living there from the 16th century up to 1900. Robert Jones, a fisherman, was the last person to live there, but he had to move out because of the low ceilings. Nowadays it’s a museum that belongs to Jones’s descendants.
2. UFOGEL eco-villa, the Alps
The UFOGEL house is 45 sq.m. and was created by Peter Jungmann. He combined 2 words: UFO (unidentified flying object) and Vogel (a bird). By the way, you can rent the eco-villa yourself: comfort and picturesque mountain scenery await you.
1. WALKING HOUSE
WALKING HOUSE was developed by 2 creative companies: N55 and Wysing Arts Centre. The overall size of this amazing house is 3.72×3.5×3.5 meters, and the weight is 1,200 kilos. It doesn’t like to be in a hurry: its maximum speed is 37 mph. Windmills and solar cells supply the house with energy, and there is a wood-burning stove inside.
Preview photo credit Florisschoonderbeek