Alternative housing ideas

<h3>THE NAUTILUS HOUSE – MEXICO CITY, MEXICO

This psychedelic sea shell-shaped dwelling was created by architect Javier Senosiain who fashioned the home according to the tenets of bio-architecture. The idea is that buildings are based on natural principles of organic forms in accordance with nature,  and avoids harmful materials and sharp corners. This funky dwelling was constructed for a family of four who were looking for something unconventional, which they certainly got.
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SPECIAL FEATURES: A grass mat leads to the different rooms of the house, earthquake-proof, entry cut into a wall of colorful stained glass

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THE HORI NO UCHI HOUSE – TOKYO, JAPAN

Micro homes are all the rage in Japan. More than 70% of Japan’s total landmass is covered by forests and mountain ranges, leaving the urban population little space to construct. The creative designers took advantage of the left-over edge of a street to build the sleek  Hori no Uchi house.
SIZE:  595 sq. feet – 55 sq. meters
SPECIAL FEATURES:  A sheltered parking spot built into the house, a loft area that serves as a children’s playroom

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THE WINDY CITY’S TINIEST HOUSE – CHICAGO, IL, USA

Built a couple of years after the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, this sweet little home is nestled in between stone buildings and brick townhouses in the Chicago neigbborhood of Old Town.
SIZE: 780 sq. feet – 70 sq. meters
SPECIAL FEATURES: Considered a historical landmark, white picket fence, front deck

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THE HOBBIT HOUSE – WALES, UK

Straight out of Lord of the Rings, it only took a few months and a couple of thousand dollars for photographer Simon Dale to create this natural wonder.
SIZE: 645 sq. feet – 60 sq. meters
SPECIAL FEATURES: compost toilet, straw bales in the floor, walls and roof for super-insulation and easy building, a fridge that is cooled by air coming underground through foundations.

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