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#8 A House that Rocks ||||
If you’re looking for a rock-solid investment, how about this house in Portugal? Situated between two giant boulders, the house walls are formed of mortared masonry, and the living area is covered by concrete tile roofing. Fireproof, windproof, and impervious to insects, a house like this might qualify you for lower home owners insurance rates. Credit: JSome1, photographer
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#8 A House that Rocks |||| If you’re looking for a rock-solid investment, how about this...

#7 It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s My Home! |||| Insect-proof, fireproof, and able to withstand 575 mph winds, this Boeing 727 features more than 1,000 square feet of living area, and there are plenty of storage solutions in the cargo hold and in the overhead compartments.  Moving the decommissioned jet to its final resting place and outfitting it for living cost another $100,000. Credit: From www.AirplaneHome.com, republished with permission | HouseLogic - Unusual Houses

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#7 It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s My Home! |||| Insect-proof, fireproof, and...

#5 Horton Hears a House |||| 
Choosing the right colors for your exterior paint job is critical to preserving your home’s value, unless you happen to think like Dr. Seuss, in which case just about anything goes. This bright and fantastical house is located in (where else?) North Pole, Alaska, where a bit of colorful whimsy is a welcome sight. Credit: Peggy Asbury | HouseLogic - Unusual Houses

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#5 Horton Hears a House |||| Choosing the right colors for your exterior paint job is critical...

#6 Make Homes, Not War! |||| 
Can your home survive a direct nuclear strike? This one can. Made from a decommissioned missile silo in upstate New York, it’s one of the strongest structures ever built. The 2,300-sq.-ft., below-ground portion includes a full kitchen, entertainment center, and two private suites. Entrance is gained via an 1,800-sq.-ft. log home on the surface, and there’s a private runway. Buy-in price? About $750,000. Credit: ColdWarMissileSilo.com | HouseLogic - Unusual Houses

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#6 Make Homes, Not War! |||| Can your home survive a direct nuclear strike? This one can. Made...

#4 A Mud Home That’s Dirt Cheap |||| 
With its green roof and rural flavor, this 200-square-foot cottage in Missouri has its, um, roots in the centuries-old art of cob construction—earthen walls formed of clay, sand, and straw. Cost of construction was about $4,000, or a modest $20 per square foot. Of course it includes a mudroom addition. Credit: Brian “Ziggy” Liloia and April Morales / photograph by Stephen Shapiro | HouseLogic - Unusual Houses

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#4 A Mud Home That’s Dirt Cheap |||| With its green roof and rural flavor, this...

#2 People in Glass Houses... |||| 
These home owners are obviously into self-reflection. Clad in pieces of glass and mirror, this enlightened folk art cottage in Florida requires a lot of window cleaning. For a more maintenance-free exterior, try vinyl or fiber-cement siding.  Credit: Gordon Borman  | HouseLogic - Unusual Houses

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#2 People in Glass Houses... |||| These home owners are obviously into self-reflection. Clad in...

#3 A House Out Standing in its Field |||| 
With its multiple balconies, twisting staircases, and oddly shaped rooms, this whimsical house in Wyoming is a local curiosity. Although it’s no longer occupied, the original owner/builder used locally harvested logs and plenty of salvaged building materials to produce a one-of-the-kind cowboy mansion that towers above the plains.
Credit: Robert Elzey | HouseLogic - Unusual Houses

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#3 A House Out Standing in its Field |||| With its multiple balconies, twisting staircases, and...

#1 This House is a Real Steel |||| 
Think twice before you bang your head against the walls of this Gainsville, Fla., house. Built from salvaged steel shipping containers ($2,500-$5,000 each), this 2,200-square-foot flight of fancy features three bedrooms and two and a half baths. It’s fireproof, sustainable (repurposed materials!), and you sure won’t have to worry about termites. Credit: Stephen Bender at MW Bender Architecture| HouseLogic - Unusual Houses

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#1 This House is a Real Steel |||| Think twice before you bang your head against the walls of...