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Unusual Homes - 15 Dec 2014
Recent and archive images of unusual homes around the world, including those built upside-down, in trees and out of ice.
RUSSIA-ODDLY/
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December 14, 2014
A man passes a house built upside-down in Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, December 14, 2014. The...
Krasnoyarsk, Russia
A man passes a house built upside-down in Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk
A man passes a house built upside-down in Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, December 14, 2014. The house was constructed as an attraction for local residents and tourists. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin (RUSSIA - Tags: SOCIETY TRAVEL TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
RUSSIA-ODDLY/
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December 14, 2014
A woman visits a room in a house built upside-down in Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, December...
Krasnoyarsk, Russia
A woman visits a room in a house built upside-down in Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk
A woman visits a room in a house built upside-down in Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, December 14, 2014. The house was constructed as an attraction for local residents and tourists. Picture rotated 180 degrees. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin (RUSSIA - Tags: SOCIETY TRAVEL TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
CHINA/
RTR3HDOV
March 17, 2014
A labourer works at an upside-down house under construction at Fengjing Ancient Town, Jinshan District,...
Shanghai, China
A labourer works at an upside-down house under construction at Fengjing Ancient Town, Jinshan District...
A labourer works at an upside-down house under construction at Fengjing Ancient Town, Jinshan District, south of Shanghai, March 17, 2014. Workers are putting the final touches on this eccentric tourist attraction built at the "China Folk Painting Village". Furniture will also be placed upside down in the house, which is expected to open the public in April, according to local media. REUTERS/Carlos Barria (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY BUSINESS CONSTRUCTION TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
GERMANY/
RTR3O5T8
May 07, 2014
Dutch tourists Rosanna (L) and Nova pose for a photograph inside the bedroom of the 'Crazy House', which...
AFFOLDERN, Germany
Dutch tourists pose inside bedroom of upside-down 'Crazy House' in the village of Affoldern
Dutch tourists Rosanna (L) and Nova pose for a photograph inside the bedroom of the 'Crazy House', which is completely built upside-down, in the village of Affoldern near the Edersee lake, May 7, 2014. Three friends came up with the idea to build the tourist attraction, which cost about 200,000 euros and took some six weeks to complete. Camera was turned 180 degrees for the picture. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach (GERMANY - Tags: SOCIETY)
GERMANY/
RTR3O5T0
May 07, 2014
General view of the bathroom inside the 'Crazy House', which is completely built upside-down, in the...
AFFOLDERN, Germany
General view of the bathroom inside upside-down 'Crazy House' in the village of Affoldern
General view of the bathroom inside the 'Crazy House', which is completely built upside-down, in the village of Affoldern near the Edersee lake, May 7, 2014. Three friends came up with the idea to build the tourist attraction, which cost about 200,000 euros and took some six weeks to complete. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach (GERMANY - Tags: SOCIETY)
SERBIA/
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May 22, 2013
A house built on a rock on the river Drina is seen near the western Serbian town of Bajina Basta, about...
Bajina Basta, Serbia
A house built on a rock on the river Drina is seen near the western Serbian town of Bajina Basta
A house built on a rock on the river Drina is seen near the western Serbian town of Bajina Basta, about 160km (99 miles) from the capital Belgrade 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. REUTERS/Marko Djurica (SERBIA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY TRAVEL TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
INDONESIA/
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May 08, 2007
A view of about 70 domes houses, which were built by U.S. based Domes for the World, for villagers who...
Yogyakarta, Indonesia
A view of about 70 domes houses, which were built by U.S. based Domes for the World, for villagers who...
A view of about 70 domes houses, which were built by U.S. based Domes for the World, for villagers who lost their houses to last year's earthquake in Sumberharjo village, near Indonesia's ancient city of Yogyakarta, May 8, 2007. REUTERS/Dwi Oblo (INDONESIA) FOR BEST QUALITY IMAGE ALSO SEE: GF2EAAD0L4L01
CZECH/
RTR36EBU
August 07, 2012
Bohumil Lhota, a 73-year-old builder, turns the house he built in Velke Hamry, near the town of Jablonec...
Velke Hamry, Czech Republic
Lhota, a 73-year-old builder, turns the house he built in Velke Hamry
Bohumil Lhota, a 73-year-old builder, turns the house he built in Velke Hamry, near the town of Jablonec nad Nisou, 100km (62 miles) north-east from Prague, 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. REUTERS/Petr Josek (CZECH REPUBLIC - Tags: BUSINESS CONSTRUCTION SOCIETY SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY)
BRAZIL/
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July 08, 2009
Brazilian artists Tiago Primo (top) and his brother Gabriel hang out at a wall in Rio de Janeiro July...
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Brazilian artists Tiago Primo and his brother Gabriel hang out at a wall in Rio de Janeiro
Brazilian artists Tiago Primo (top) and his brother Gabriel hang out at a wall in Rio de Janeiro July 8, 2009. The bizarre vertical "house" built on a climbing wall by Brazilian artists has been drawing the attention of thousands who walk by the installation in Rio de Janeiro's downtown neighbourhood. REUTERS/Bruno Domingos (BRAZIL SPORT SOCIETY) FOR BEST QUALITY IMAGE ALSO SEE: GM1E59F1QI101
FRANCE/
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August 04, 2011
The Heliodome, a bioclimatic solar house is seen in Cosswiller in the Alsacian countryside near Strasbourg,...
COSSWILLER, France
The Heliodome, a bioclimatic solar house is seen in Cosswiller in the Alsacian countryside near Strasbourg...
The Heliodome, a bioclimatic solar house is seen in Cosswiller in the Alsacian countryside 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, and 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. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler (FRANCE - Tags: ENERGY ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY)
HONGKONG
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February 08, 2010
Hong Kong architect Gary Chang rests in a hammock inside his 32-square-metre apartment in Hong Kong January...
Hong Kong, China
Hong Kong architect Gary Chang rests in a hammock inside his 32-square-metre apartment in Hong Kong
Hong Kong architect Gary Chang rests in a hammock inside his 32-square-metre apartment in Hong Kong January 28, 2010. After three decades in the same boxy dwelling Chang grew up in, he has come up with an innovative answer to the increasingly cramped lives of many urban dwellers -- the science fiction-like "domestic transformer". Picture taken January 28, 2010. REUTERS/Bobby Yip (CHINA - Tags: BUSINESS CONSTRUCTION SOCIETY IMAGES OF THE DAY)
AUSTRIA/
RTR31O4K
May 06, 2012
A woman stands inside the bathroom of a house, which was built upside down by Polish architects Irek...
TERFENS, Austria
Woman stands inside bathroom of house, which was built upside down by Polish architects Glowacki and...
A woman stands inside the bathroom of a house, which was built upside down by Polish architects Irek Glowacki and Marek Rozhanski, in the western Austrian village of Terfens May 5, 2012. The project is meant to serve as a new tourist attraction in the area, and is now open for public viewing. Picture taken May 5, 2012. REUTERS/Dominic Ebenbichler (AUSTRIA - Tags: SOCIETY TRAVEL)
MALAYSIA/
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September 17, 2012
Tourists pose with an upside-down house in Tamparuli in Malaysia's state of Sabah on Borneo island September...
TAMPARULI, Malaysia
Tourists pose with an upside-down house in Tamparuli
Tourists pose with an upside-down house in Tamparuli in Malaysia's state of Sabah on Borneo island September 17, 2012. Built for tourist attraction, the traditional Sabah village house was built with everyday households items like computer, refrigerator, sofa sets, dining table and beds - but all items are upside down. REUTERS/Bazuki Muhammad (MALAYSIA - Tags: SOCIETY TRAVEL)
NIGERIA
RTXR33B
November 24, 2009
A house partially built in the shape of an airplane is seen in Abuja November 24, 2009. REUTERS/Goran...
Abuja, Nigeria
A house partially built in the shape of an airplane is seen in Abuja
A house partially built in the shape of an airplane is seen in Abuja November 24, 2009. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic (NIGERIA BUSINESS SOCIETY) FOR BEST QUALITY IMAGE ALSO SEE: GM1EAAB189J01
USA/
RTR3AEYA
November 14, 2012
Girls play on a trampoline near a home blasted from a rock wall at the Rockland Ranch community outside...
Moab, UNITED STATES
Girls play on a trampoline near a home blasted from a from a rock wall at the Rockland Ranch community...
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. Polygamy was a part of the teachings of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and was brought to Utah by faithful Mormons in the late 1840s. The mainstream Mormon church abandoned the practice in 1890, but an estimated 37,000 Mormon fundamentalists continue the practice today and believe plural marriage brings exaltation in heaven. Picture taken November 2, 2012. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart (UNITED STATES - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
CZECH/
RTR36EA2
August 07, 2012
Bohumil Lhota, a 73-year-old builder, stands in front of the house which he built in Velke Hamry, near...
Velke Hamry, Czech Republic
Lhota, a 73-year-old builder, stands in front of the house which he built in Velke Hamry
Bohumil Lhota, a 73-year-old builder, stands in front of the house which he built in Velke Hamry, near the town of Jablonec nad Nisou, 100km (62 miles) north-east from Prague, 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. REUTERS/Petr Josek (CZECH REPUBLIC - Tags: BUSINESS CONSTRUCTION SOCIETY SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY)
GERMANY
RTR1BAEM
December 19, 2005
A model sits in an bathtub inside a house constructed entirely of ice as part of a promotion for a German...
Berlin, Germany
A model sits in an bathtub inside a house constructed entirely of ice as part of a promotion for a German...
A model sits in an bathtub inside a house constructed entirely of ice as part of a promotion for a German bank in Berlin December 19, 2005. The house is made of some 1,000 ice blocks, with all interior appliances, furnishings and decoration encased within or made from ice. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch ODLY
IVORY COAST/
RTX8O6X
September 11, 2008
Thierry Atta sweeps the courtyard of his house built in the shape of a crocodile in Ivory Coast's capital...
Abidjan, Ivory Coast/Cote D'Ivoire
Atta sweeps the courtyard of his house built in the shape of a crocodile in Ivory Coast's capital Abidjan...
Thierry Atta sweeps the courtyard of his house built in the shape of a crocodile in Ivory Coast's capital Abidjan, September 11, 2008. Atta was an apprentice of the artist Moussa Kalo who designed and built the house but died two months ago. REUTERS/Thierry Gouegnon (IVORY COAST)
SPAIN-IMMIGRANTS/WINEVATS
RTR1UR9K
October 10, 2007
A Bulgarian woman looks inside her wine vat home in Socuellamos, central Spain, October 2, 2007. About...
SOCUELLAMOS, Spain
To match feature SPAIN-IMMIGRANTS/WINEVATS
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. Picture taken October 2, 2007. To match feature SPAIN-IMMIGRANTS/WINEVATS REUTERS/Andrea Comas (SPAIN)
AUSTRALIA
RTRJ7R4
August 01, 2005
Potential buyers stand with an agent on the balcony of a three-bedroom home made from four old shipping...
Sydney, Australia
Potential buyers stand with an agent on the balcony of a three-bedroom home made from four old ...
Potential buyers stand with an agent on the balcony of a three-bedroom home made from four old shipping containers in Sydney. 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. Priced at around A$140,000 (US$100,000), the two-storey mobile home also 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. REUTERS/David Gray ODLY
POLAND/
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July 31, 2007
People wait in line to visit an upside-down house built at the Centre of Education and Promotion of the...
SZYMBARK, Poland
People wait in line to visit an upside-down house built at the Centre of Education and Promotion of the...
People wait in line to visit an upside-down house built at the Centre of Education and Promotion of the Region in the village of Szymbark, northern Poland July 31, 2007. The upside-down house created by Daniel Czapiewski is supposed to describe the times of the former communist era and the present times in which we live. REUTERS/Peter Andrews (POLAND)
MEXICO/
RTR3CRUP
January 22, 2013
Benito Hernandez stands outside his home near San Jose de Las Piedras in Mexico's northern state of Coahuila...
Mexico
Hernandez stands outside his home near San Jose de Las Piedras in Mexico's northern state of Coahuila...
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 metre (131 feet) diameter rock used as a roof. The dwelling is found close to the town of San Jose de Piedras, a remote community located in the arid desert of Coahuila, some 80 km (49 miles) from the border with Texas. Picture taken January 16, 2013. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril (MEXICO - Tags: SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
POLAND-NARROW/
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October 26, 2012
A man takes a picture of the one of the world's narrowest buildings, built as an artistic installation...
Warsaw, Poland
A man takes a picture of the one of the world's narrowest buildings, built as an artistic installation...
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 October 23, 2012. A building just 92 cm (36 inches) wide as its narrowest point was opened in Warsaw on October 20 as an artistic installation that will be a home from home for Israeli writer Edgar Keret. Keret, who told news channel TVN24 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 Two Holocaust. Picture taken October 23, 2012. To match story POLAND-NARROW/ REUTERS/Kacper Pempel (POLAND - Tags: SOCIETY)
FRANCE/
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April 24, 2009
General view of a tree-house in Le Pian Medoc, southwestern France, April 24, 2009. France's Natura Cabana...
LE PIAN MEDOC, France
General view of a tree-house in Le Pian Medoc, southwestern France
General view of a tree-house in Le Pian Medoc, southwestern France, April 24, 2009. France's Natura Cabana company rents various cabins perched in the trees for ecological holidays. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau (FRANCE ENVIRONMENT TRAVEL)
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