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7 of the World’s Most Mind-Blowing Homes: Artistic or Atrocious?

Are you dreaming of a home like no other? Maybe one with walls made of foam? How about a pyramid 37 stories above Seattle, or even a spaceship? Every home buyer wants to find the perfect home, one that fits all of their personal quirks and dreams, and not everyone is hoping for four walls, a foundation, and a picket fence. We’ve identified some of the most unique homes in the world and imagined who the perfect home owners would be. Which one would you choose to live in?

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Did none of these fit your fancy? You can give your existing property eye-catching flair without going so far as to move into a spaceship, just as there are ways to save money on energy without living in a one-room house on a Beijing street. With a little time and elbow grease, any home can become a standout.

 

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  • This charming, two-story home in Szymbark, Poland, is perfect for sailors, ship captains, and other people with strong stomachs and a solid set of sea legs. Direct entrance to the second floor and ceiling-mounted furniture and appliances offer limitless floor space.

     

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  • Want to save 100% on your energy bill and your mortgage? This egg-shaped, fully solar-powered home in Beijing has close proximity to parking and is ideal for any frugal individual who stands under 6 feet tall.

     

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  • Great for environmentalists, Smurf fans, and fungi-lovers, this one-bedroom bungalow in Ohio has eye-catching additions composed of wood, colored glass, seashells, and other organic materials. Make an earth-friendly statement in this eye-catching piece of real estate.

     

    Credit: Liz Foreman for HouseLogic

  • Easily located anywhere with an accessible road, these pint-sized abodes provide all the comforts of a home with no geographic restrictions or foundation. Perfect for traveling salespeople, oft-visiting mothers-in-law, and nature lovers.

     

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  • This landmark, pyramid-shaped property in Seattle caters to high-flying tightrope walkers, fearless window washers, and lighthouse operators. Get an unrivaled view of the city, the privacy and security of 462 vertical feet, and the feeling of being a pharaoh.

     

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  • Aspiring cave-dwellers will love this curvilinear, two-bedroom, three-bath house made of polyurethane. Set in rural Minnesota, its lack of right angles is perfect for fans of 1970s chic. Exact square footage: too hard to calculate.

     

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  • For those who never felt at home on this planet but still love earthly amenities, this sci-fi home has a fireplace to keep cozy in every “room.” Use its Texas location or move it to your back yard.

     

    Credit: R. Steven Rainwater via Flickr

  • Did none of these fit your fancy? You can give your existing property eye-catching flair without going so far as to move into a spaceship, just as there are ways to save money on energy without living in a one-room house on a Beijing street. With a little time and elbow grease, any home can become a standout.

     

    Credit: Comstock Images/Getty Images

  • If you like these, you may want to take a spin through HouseLogic’s library of slideshows.

     

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