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Hammondsport, New York
T.M. Younglove Octagon House
In the mid-19th century, an eight-sided house was the latest fad.
Added by cramnamtor
Sassi di Matera
People have been living in the cave houses on this Italian hillside since the Neolithic era.
Added by GFire
Carrabelle Bottle House
The bottle house obsession struck a Florida man in his retirement, and now he can't stop building.
Added by Mom0ja
Trinity Buoy Wharf, England
Putting the "mod" in "modular" since 2000.
Added by mirandaray
Medieval Art Exhibit at the Ringling Museum
The collection of 80+ pieces created between the years 1100 and 1500 is intended to be seen, heard, smelled, touched, and tasted.
Added by AaronNetsky
Edward Gorey's Cabinet of Curiosities
Explore Gorey's home and eclectic collections on a special access Obscura Day tour!
San Simeon, California
The unbelievably opulent home built for an infamous newspaperman.
Added by jedijoel
Puerto Iguazú, Argentina
Ecological Plastic Bottle House
One family's mission to exemplify sustainability took on a whole new life as a surprisingly beautiful home.
Added by tr8lina
This house's itty bitty size means no humans allowed.
Added by kowalski
The writing studio of an American adventure author, built in the style of a medieval castle.
Added by subaru400
Vineland, New Jersey
Palace of Depression
This Great Depression-era creation was once known as the strangest house in the world.
Added by lewblank
Los Angeles, California
Everyone remembers Laurie Strode from Halloween, but this is the house where most of the blood was shed.
Added by mark hayward
This seven-story giant boulder is the site of UFO conferences, Hopi spiritualists, a "rejuvenation machine" and so much more.
Added by fta2day
The birthplace of an eccentric alchemist and possible inspiration for the fictional reanimator of monsters.
Added by Allison
A museum dedicated to the silliest fruit.
Added by Christine Williamson
The most peaceful "country" in the Middle East.
Added by Tawsam
Edward Bellamy House
The home of a famed utopian science fiction author has been preserved long after his predicted future in the year 2000.
Added by robvelella
Gustave Eiffel's Secret Apartment
High atop the Eiffel Tower is a small apartment built exclusively to entertain the science elite and make the rest of Paris jealous.
Added by EricGrundhauser
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