Friday Fun: Unusual Gems

OK, gems might be stretching the truth a bit, but certainly some quite unique architecture or setting or both…

Who doesn’t want an indoor swing or hammock or whatever you call this thing? From
I assume there is no one opposite to look in on you? From
You too can experience the feeling of being burnt alive at the stake, from
Not quite sure where the rest of the house has gone, but this looks like a nice pool house, from
Traditional architecture in a stunning location – unless you suffer from vertigo! From

Christmas Fun: The Weird and the Wonderful

Given that my Friday Fun posts are usually the most popular ones, I thought I would add one extra one this year for Christmas. Nothing to do with Christmas decorations (you’ll have had more than your fill of that on TV and in magazines and shops). Instead, I present: the most exotic houses I was able to find! Can you imagine living in a house like this?

The merging with the landscape house, from Pinterest.

The Shell House in Japan, from

A dome house in Florida, from

The curvy shiny house, from

Another glassfronted luxury mansion, with the fireplace outside. From Maison Jac Collection.

Spiral hole in the ground house from Vietnam designed by Vo Trong Nghia, from

Fincube, a nomadic house that you can collapse and take with you elsewhere, from Sutdio Aisslinger.

The noise must be somewhat deafening in this waterfall house, from

Cosy as a hobbit house, this Swiss cottage in Vals, From Pinterest.