The Incredible Hidden Homes You Will Amazed
10. Norwegian Mountain Cabin
Architects like to talk about their buildings “functioning in harmony with nature” but this remote cabin on the side of Norwegian mountain Åkrafjorden takes things a step further – it functions in harmony with nature so well you’ll struggle to separate it from the hill!
9. Barn Conversion
Barn conversions are all the rage these days.
8. Underground Town
It’s one thing creating a secret hideaway that can house a family or two but surely that pales in comparison to a hideaway for a whole town! Coober Pedy in the Australian outback houses no less than 3,000 people underground and out of sight, with only bland, featureless mine entrances to indicate there may be anything beneath the scrubland. Coober Pedy dates back to 1915 when it was mined for the stone Opal.
7. Desert Living
The desert isn’t traditionally seen as an attractive place to live. Water is the stuff of life and there isn’t much of it in the wind-blasted and dust-caked canyons of Utah.
6. Fallout Shelters
When we discuss luxury retreats it seems safe to say that underground bunkers created for use in the case of a nuclear holocaust wouldn’t usually come to mind. When you think about it, though, what better place for a hidden retreat?
5. The Narrowest House in the World
Blink and you’ll miss it. In fact, stare at it and you still might miss it. Keret House in Warsaw, Poland has a width of between 92 and 152 centimetres and is jammed between two far bigger buildings, like an alleyway that felt left out and wanted to become a house.
4. Ground Houses
Sometimes the obvious hiding places are the best, so why overcomplicate things when you can simply dig your house into the ground?
3. Crazy Cliff Houses!
If you suffer from vertigo look away now. These cliff houses are certainly not for the feint of heart.
2. Jungle House
The jungle is the ultimate hiding place. Dense vegetation means that you can barely see a foot in front of you and with snakes, spiders and all sorts lurking in the foliage you wouldn’t want to be wandering about on the off chance you might encounter something interesting.
1. Rooftop Houses
Rooftops might be the biggest waste of space in the world. Our cities are crowded, jammed with flat-roofed buildings and skyscrapers, so why not make use of that extra bit of space on top?
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