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20 Bizarre Homes That Actually Exist

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If you live in a suburban neighborhood, you probably see the same houses every day. There's not much creativity behind them.

There's a lot of beautiful architecture out there like the Empire State Building or the Taj Mahal, but there are a lot of strange ones too, such as houses shaped like boots or homes made of only natural elements.

Without further ado, here are 20 of the most bizarre homes in the world. You'll be shocked to learn that they actually exist.

1. Welcome To The Future

If you're on the ground looking up at the Aura Residence, it looks like a big tidal wave. I get chills just thinking about it.

This architectural masterpiece is located in Cyprus, a small country located in the Mediterranean Sea.

This futuristic home was listed for approximately $20 million almost a decade ago.

2. No Privacy Whatsoever

This transparent home should have been the house Truman lived in on The Truman Show.

These homes can be found in Japan's capital. This place is perfect for people who love light and have absolutely nothing to hide.

This 914-square-feet home was built to make its inhabitants feel like they're living in a tree.

I don't get that vibe at all.

3. She Sells Seashells In Her Seashell

This giant seashell home located in Mexico is my dream house.

It reminds me of one of my favorite childhood movies, Alice In Wonderland.

4. Living In A Capsule

One Polish architect proved the world that anything is possible when he designed the world's narrowest house in Warsaw, Poland.

If you've ever dreamed of living in a part of a city that doesn't have any more space, you'll definitely have to call this guy up.

Jakub Szcesny called this home "The Keret House." As you can see, it was built between two existing buildings.

I feel claustrophobic just thinking about sleeping there.

5. When You Actually Live Under A rock

From a certain angle, you'd never think this gigantic boulder is someone's home.

The Stone House in Portugal is actually four large rocks that make up the structure of the home.

If the zombie apocalypse ever happens, you'll definitely be safe here.

6. The Flintstones Home

TV legend Dick Clark was a little too obsessed with the Flintstones.

To be honest, after seeing the inside of this Malibu home I'm obsessed too.

Strangely, the house sold for almost $2 million a few years ago. I'd say it's worth much more than that, considering its location.

7.  The Forest Spiral

This apartment complex in Germany has 105 units, a courtyard, a restaurant and a cocktail bar near the tower.

If you look closely you can see that the roof has grass and small trees planted, that's why it's called the "Forest Spiral."

8. The House That Never Falls

No one actually lives in this house. It was designed by an artist for the Museum of Modern Art in Vienna.

Erwin Wurm is known for his humorous and bizarre work.

"House Attack" is just one of his many strange ideas.

9. Mansions on a man-made island

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The homes on Dubai's artificial Palm Islands are incredible. And incredibly expensive.

These villas not only have an exquisite view, they're surrounded by pools, gyms, and a bunch of restaurants.

This is paradise island for the rich.

10. Getting Cozy Underground

This underground home located in Switzerland was built inside a mountain.

Whoever lives here gets a lot of privacy without having to compromise a stunning view of the Swiss mountains.

11. The Fallingwater Home

This home in Pensylvannia was designed by famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright in the mid-1930s.

Everyone who has laid eyes on this house has fallen in love with it, which is why it's become a National Historic Landmark.

12. To Infinity and Beyond

No one knows exactly what to call this home in Albuquerque, New Mexico, but most people call it "The Spaceship House" or "The Hovercraft House."

It might be something entirely different if you take the wooden statues of the animals into consideration.

Whatever this home is meant to be, it's definitely nothing less than bizarre.

13. The Palace of Bubbles

This iconic beach home in France is so expensive that most celebrities can't afford to live here. It's estimated to be worth upwards of $400 million.

According to Architectural Digest, the mansion is roughly 13,000-square-feet and includes dozens of rooms, three swimming pools, several gardens, and a 500-seat amphitheater.

14. Living The High Life

An Oregan man spent nearly $220,000 on renovating a Boeing 727 into a home, and the result of his efforts is more bland than I had expected.

He looks like he's on board a NASA space shuttle program.

15. The Home Of Rich Tarzan

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This jungle house in Sao Paulo, Brazil is luxurious and environmentally friendly. That's a win-win for me!

The top level of the three-floor house is the most stunning. The roof features a living room area, a kitchen, a pool and sauna, and a grass-covered terrace.

16. When You Want Nothing To Do With The World

This house built on top of a rock is located in Serbia.

What's bizarre about this home is how isolated it is, and the fact that it's able to remain upright on a bumpy rock.

If there's ever a hurricane, this house is a goner.

17. Casa del Ancantilado

This armadillo-looking home is built on a cliff-side in Spain with a stunning view of the Mediterranean Sea.  

It was designed as a shell to keep the interior of the home always at 68 degrees Fahrenheit all year round.

18. The Hobbit House

This Lord of the Rings inspired home in Wales was built using all natural materials.

The house cost only $5,200 and it took the owner four months to build.

This is not your typical home, but I'd definitely want to live here.

19. The Home That Got Stepped On

The Haines Shoe House in Pennsylvania was modeled after a work boot.

It was designed by a shoe salesman in 1948 who used this unusual home solely as a form of advertisement.

The house has five stories and is currently used as a home.

If you're a fan of The Amazing Race, you might have seen the house featured on the eighth season of the reality TV show.

20. E.T. Phone Home

The "Futuro House" was designed in the late 1960s, which was a time everyone was talking about whether UFOs existed.

The architect that designed this structure wanted people to see his creation as a ski chalet.

I can't see this being anything other than an alien spacecraft.

Would you live in any of these homes?

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