Homes in Unexpected Places

See the homes of 70% of Caracas’ residents

In Caracas, the capital of Venezuela, nearly seventy percent of the population lives in slums that seem to drape over every corner of the city.

Welcome to the world’s largest vertical slum

In the centre of the city is the Torre David, a forty-five story unfinished office tower that was in the midst of construction until the developer died in 1993, and the crash of the Venezuelan economy the following year. About eight years ago, people started moving in to the abandoned construction site, and today it is considered the world’s largest vertical slum. Continue reading

Tropical Island Resort In…….. Germany

Located in Krausnick, Germany, this tropical island retreat is completely artificially constructed and contained in an unusual place. The hotel opened in 2004, offering a beach, lagoon, water slide, restaurants and exotic birds, flora and fauna. It basically has everything you could want from an island resort. Except it’s nowhere near an island. Because this warm, beautiful beach surrounded by snow.

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