On a roof, shoved between giant boulders or in the middle of nowhere, these amazing homes around the world show that when it comes to finding a place to live, one size does not fit all.
1. This rooftop cottage in Manhattan’s East Village
A dream getaway for any overworked New Yorker, who still wants views of the Empire State Building. This East 13th Street penthouse is the perfect escape from the crowded, fast-paced streets of the Big Apple. If you check out some aerial views of the home on this slideshow, you’ll see that occupants don’t only get a lovely little home, but practically an entire meadow. Oh, and it can be yours if you have a cool $4.4 million lying around.
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2. This incredibly skinny house in Warsaw, Poland
Look very carefully between the two buildings and you’ll see the Keret House, a home that’s 92 centimeters in its narrowest point and 152 centimeters in its widest point (that’s between 3 to 5 feet) and has been deemed the world’s narrowest house. Designed by architect Jakub Szczesny, the building contains one bedroom, a kitchen, a bathroom and a living area. A tenant would use a ladder to get to different floors. You can actually visit the house, too.
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— Sylvia Schmidt (@SylviaSchmidtTO) March 21, 2014
3. This capsule that lets you live Off-Grid, Anywhere
Designed by Bratislava-based Nice Architects, the egg-shaped Ecocapsule allows for true freedom, as it’s powered purely by wind, solar and battery and also collects rain water. The home also contains a kitchenette with running water, a toilet and a hot shower. Weighing a mere 1,500 kilograms (about 3,300 pounds), it’s so small it can fit into a standard shipping container, which keeps shipping costs low. According to the company’s FAQ, designers of the pod have finished a functional prototype and is currently preparing for production. Pre-orders will start in the last quarter of 2015 with delivery in the first half of 2016.
— @Ecocapsule (@EcocapsuleSk) May 28, 2015