8 Unbelievable Homes You Have to See to Believe

Sheri Reed
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A home office that's less than eight feet wide but four stories high, an apartment with 24 rooms in just 344 square feet, a secret room hidden under the stairs, a real-life wardrobe with a secret passage way, elaborate homes built in storm drains underneath Las Vegas ... you definitely have to see these eccentric homes to believe them.

Check out the 8 Unbelievable Homes we found, and tell us which one you find most amazing.

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1. Raddest Skinny House

Architects Silvia Metens and Pieter Peerlings built a four-story home/office building with a transparent front wall. The width of the space is less than eight feet wide and there's a bathtub on the roof. I wonder what the neighbors think. (via Ripley's)

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2. Best Use of 182 Square Feet

Steven Sauer, engineer for Boeing, managed to fit two bedrooms, a kitchen, bathroom, living room, and dining room, as well as closets and space for his bicycle, in a 182-square-foot apartment. Go Steven.

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3. Most Stylish Garage Turned Into a Tiny House

Seattle home owner Michelle de la Vega turned her the 250-square-foot garage into an incredibly stylish abode. I want to live there. It's cuter than my house.

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4. Most Fantastic Hidden Room

Check out this under-the-staircase hidden room. This is a kid's (and my) dream come true. Well, that's unless you saw that old TV movie Bad Arnold. Yikes!

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5. Coolest Transformer Apartment

Architect Gary Chang created an innovative sliding wall system to make 24 different room options in his 344-square-foot Hong Kong apartment and named it "Domestic Transformer." The coolest apartment ever.

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6. Neatest House Made of Rock

This stunning and mysterious home is made of limestone rocks and is in Fafe, Northern Portugal. Made by an unknown artist, this stone home has become a local icon over the years. This place rocks (haha)! (via Ripley's)

7. Craziest Place to Call Home

Hundreds of people have built homes in the damp storm drains that run under Las Vegas. Despite the risks to their health from diseases and a general risk of flooding, the "tunnel people" have set up elaborate camps with beds, bookshelves, wardrobes, and even a makeshift shower created from an office water drinking dispenser. (via Ripley's)

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8. Most Amazing Secret Passageway

If you ever fantasized about having your own secret passage through the wardrobe, check this out. Through the wardrobe and into a playroom, excellent! Jealous ...

Which unbelievable home do you want to live in?

 

Images via Benjamin Benschneider for The Seattle Times, HiddenPassageway.com, Ira Lippke for The New York Times, Discovery Networks, Ripley's, Luc Roymans via Archinect, Maple Seed Renovation via AT


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