7 Famous houses built in the most impossible places
Do you have an idea about how your own house should look like? Definitely you do.
You may consider a bit strange living in a house which is just 152 cm wide. It may also sound strange to live or to work in a house with a highway passing through it. But these are only two examples of the craziest houses in the world. Some of them are built in really impossible places!
Crooked House, USA
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This house is located on the beach in North Carolina. The beams that support it are very dangerous, because they were exposed to salt water and weather conditions. It is for rent now… I wonder if someone will want to live here?
Casa do Penedo, Portugal
Between the mountains of Northern Portugal, not far from the municipality of Fafe, a house is built in the rock. In fact, it was created by combining four large boulders. Construction lasted from 1972 to 1974: floor and ceiling were added. At first the owners of the house lived in it, but now there is a local museum here.
Keret House, Poland
The narrowest house in the world is located in Warsaw, Poland. Its width is 152 cm only! Despite the size, the interior is very pleasant.
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The house was squeezed in between two existing buildings. It has a kitchen, a bathroom and a bedroom — all on three different levels.
Old Mill, France
This house was built in XVI century. It is located in Normandy, above the Seine. The wooden bridge beneath the house was replaced by a stone one after numerous collapses.
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This is just one of the numerous houseboats that can be found all over the world. Architects are fond of the idea of creating an ideal environment, surrounded by breathtaking views. Huge panoramic windows are the must. It’s unforgettable!
Maunsell sea forts
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These military forts were built on the rivers Thames and Mercy during WWII in order to defend the United kingdom. Some forts were destroyed during the conflict, and some were simply demolished. In the mid-1960s various forts were re-occupied for pirate radio, but they became abandoned after a while as well.
Gate Tower Building, Osaka
This is what happens when the sides of a conflict find a common solution. In the specific case in Osaka, there was a dispute between the owner of the building and the highway corporation. The former was not going to destroy the building, and the latter was determined not to turn down the road. Finally, a unique building became a real attraction: the highway passes right through it!
Based on: curioctopus.guru