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Dugout Dick Memorial
An Idaho legend carved out a cave village with his own two hands.
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Buena Vista, Georgia
This folk art compound was built by a fortune teller on the advice of three people from the future.
Added by cathyhfussell
Maryhill Museum and Stonehenge
A French chateau, failed utopian community, odd museum and stonehenge replica in rural Washington State.
Software company EPIC has created one of the strangest, largest, and most expensive workplaces of all time.
Added by lewblank
The Kruševo Makedonium
Space-age monument to an early 20th century uprising in Macedonia.
Saugerties, New York
One man's swirling six-acre monument of stone.
Alameda Spite House
This (occupied) house is 10 feet wide and full of spite.
Added by luci
This 14th century castle withstood years of battle but is now sliding off the hills into the Danube.
Houseboats of Shoreham
A motley, fantastical agglomeration of unlikely houseboats along the Shoreham-by-Sea riverbank.
Added by Rubix Fountain
New Orleans, Louisiana
The Faerie Playhouse
A pink cottage covered in hearts served as a haven and a resting place for LGBT activists
Added by CallMeWeeze
Ohio's Famed 7-Story Basket Building Might Be Doomed
Tough times for the big basket business.
June 06, 2016
González Catán, Argentina
An Argentinian businessman facing terminal cancer built this whimsical medieval village using salvaged materials.
Added by Rex Luscus
Tom Kelly's Bottle House
The most magnificent bottle house in a town strangely full of them
Added by littlebrumble
Collettsville, North Carolina
The House of Mugs
A North Carolina cabin completely covered in coffee mugs, where visitors are welcome to leave one of their own - if they can find an empty nail.
Added by AnnaMosity
Grand Marais, Michigan
Pickle Barrel House
This little barrel-shaped cottage by Lake Superior was once a cartoonist's summer retreat.
Added by ACReynard
The Bottle House
Unusual house, in an unusual neighborhood, home to some very unusual peanuts.
Added by Ish
Tatiana Pick's Psychedelic Hallway
Like something out of a bad acid trip, this Ukraine hallway has been covered in hallucinatory phantasmagoria.
Added by nickdrewe
Les Fonts, Spain
Les Fonts Castle
This imposing modern citadel started out as a home renovation project.
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