A suspected illegal construction is seen covered by green plants atop a 19-storey residential building in Guangzhou, Guangdong province April 11, 2014. (Photo by Reuters/China Daily)
An airplane house is pictured in the village of Miziara, northern Lebanon May 12, 2015. Miziara prides itself on building residential homes that resemble ancient Greek temples and Egyptian ruins, one is even built in the shape of an Airbus A380. (Photo by Aziz Taher/Reuters)
A model of a shark is seen in the roof of a house in Oxford, Britain October 26, 2013. The rooftop sculpture is 25 feet (7.6 m) long, made of fiberglass and was erected on the 41st anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bomb on Nagasaki. (Photo by Eddie Keogh/Reuters)
A statue is pictured in front of a pyramid house in the village of Miziara, northern Lebanon May 12, 2015. (Photo by Aziz Taher/Reuters)
A house under construction which is in the shape of an ancient Greek temple like the one in Baalbek, eastern Lebanon, is pictured in the village of Miziara, northern Lebanon May 12, 2015. (Photo by Aziz Taher/Reuters)
A house built on a rock is seen on the river Drina near Bajina Basta, Serbia May 22, 2013. The house was built in 1968 by a group of young men who decided that the rock on the river was an ideal place for a tiny shelter, according to the house’s co-owner, who was among those involved in its construction. (Photo by Marko Djurica/Reuters)
Houses are seen on the rooftop of a factory building in Dongguan, Guangdong province, China September 10, 2013. (Photo by Reuters/China Daily)
A Tumbleweed brand Cypress 24 model Tiny House is towed down the highway near Boulder, Colorado August 4, 2014. The Tiny House Movement started some years ago with people around the world building really small living spaces and loving their new simplified lives. These tiny houses can range from 1,000 square feet (93 square meters) down to less than 100 square feet (9.3 square meters), and are certainly not ramshackle shacks. (Photo by Rick Wilking/Reuters)
Liu Lingchao, 38, carries his makeshift dwelling as he walks along a road in Shapu township of Liuzhou, Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, China May 21, 2013. Five years ago, Liu decided to walk back to his hometown Rongan county in Guangxi from Shenzhen, where he once worked as a migrant worker. With bamboo, plastic bags and bed sheets, Liu made himself a 1.5-metre-wide, 2-metre-high, “portable room” weighing about 60 kg (132 lb), to carry with him as he walks an average of 20 kilometers everyday. To support himself, Liu collects garbage all the way during the journey and he is now 20 miles away from his hometown, according to local media. (Photo by Reuters/Stringer)
The Heliodome, a bioclimatic solar house is seen in Cosswiller near Strasbourg, eastern France, August 4, 2011. The house is designed as a giant three-dimensional sundial, set on a fixed angle in relationship to the sun’s movements to provide shade during the summer months, keeping the inside temperature cool. During fall, winter and spring, sunlight enters the large windows as the sun’s position is lower in the sky, thus warming the living space. (Photo by Vincent Kessler/Reuters)
Girls play on a trampoline near a home blasted from a rock wall at the Rockland Ranch community outside Moab, Utah, November 2, 2012. The “Rock” as it is referred to by the approximately 100 people living there in about 15 families, was founded about 35 years ago on a sandstone formation near Canyonlands National Park. (Photo by Jim Urquhart/Reuters)
A Bulgarian woman looks inside her wine vat home in Socuellamos, central Spain, October 2, 2007. About 40 people living in this makeshift camp are ethnic Turks from Bulgaria who came to the vineyards of Socuellamos to pick grapes during the six-week annual harvest. At night they sleep in 20 or so overturned wine vats – car-sized concrete barrels dumped on the outskirts of Socuellamos, a farming community in the hot and dusty region of Castilla-La Mancha. (Photo by Andrea Comas/Reuters)
Bohumil Lhota, a 73-year-old builder, turns the house he built in Velke Hamry, Czech Republic August 7, 2012. Lhota conceptualized the idea to create the unique house and started to build it in 1981, building it close to nature to benefit from the cooler ground temperature. Lhota’s house, which is built in 2002, is able to move up and down and rotate on its sides, which allows him to adjust to his preferred window view. (Photo by Petr Josek/Reuters)
Benito Hernandez stands outside his home near San Jose de Las Piedras in Mexico’s northern state of Coahuila January 16, 2013. For over 30 years, Hernandez, his wife Santa Martha de la Cruz Villarreal and their family have lived in an odd sun-dried brick home with a huge 40 meter (131 feet) diameter rock used as a roof. (Photo by Daniel Becerril/Reuters)
A man takes a picture of the one of the world’s narrowest buildings, built as an artistic installation, wedged between two existing buildings, in Warsaw, Poland October 23, 2012. The building, just 92 cm (36 inches) wide at its narrowest point, will be a part-time home to Israeli writer Edgar Keret. Keret, who told media he would live there when he visits Warsaw twice a year, said he conceived the project as a kind of memorial to his parents’ family who died in the World War II Holocaust. (Photo by Kacper Pempel/Reuters)
A view of about 70 domes houses, which were built by U.S.-based Domes for the World, for villagers who lost their houses due to an earthquake in Sumberharjo village, near Yogyakarta, Indonesia May 8, 2007. (Photo by Dwi Oblo/Reuters)
Brazilian artists Tiago Primo (top) and his brother Gabriel hang out at a wall in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil July 8, 2009. The bizarre vertical “house” was built on a climbing wall. (Photo by Bruno Domingos/Reuters)
Workers demolish a privately-built villa, surrounded by imitation rocks, on the rooftop of a 26-storey residential building in Beijing, China August 26, 2013. (Photo by Reuters/Stringer)
Potential buyers stand with an agent on the balcony of a three-bedroom home made from four old shipping containers in Sydney August 1, 2005. The two-storey mobile home includes two bathrooms, timber floors, air conditioning, a kitchen, laundry, balcony and sewage treatment tank, which can be pulled apart in less than a day for ease of transportation. (Photo by David Gray/Reuters)
A general view of a treehouse in Le Pian Medoc, southwestern France, April 24, 2009. (Photo by Regis Duvignau/Reuters)
Thierry Atta sweeps the courtyard of his house built in the shape of a crocodile in Abidjan, Ivory Coast September 11, 2008. (Photo by Thierry Gouegnon/Reuters)
A house partially built in the shape of an airplane is seen in Abuja, Nigeria November 24, 2009. (Photo by Goran Tomasevic/Reuters)
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Which of these unusual homes would YOU like to inhabit???? Thanks for sharing, Alk3r!
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It’s incredible; the imagination and mind some people have!
My boyfriend has a great mind for space and is able to see the possibility of great things in small spaces. I myself, am useless.
There’s a programme I watch sometimes, in the hope of being inspired! Check it out if you can…some incredible homes here… http://www.channel4.com/programmes/george-clarkes-amazing-spaces
WOW. I really enjoyed seeing all of these. 🙂