Unique homes are all over the place. I happen to have a thing for water; playing in it, being near it, yadda yadda… I suppose that it’s only natural that the majority of the following homes have something to do with water. I’ve always thought that living on board a boat; sail, barge or other would be a freeing experience. Let’s face it; if things got too hot in one port of call all one would have to do is quietly slip out of the harbor only taking fond memories with you. Nice. Don’t like the neighbors? Sail away. The view is too boring? Change it – the world is truly your picture window.
As a Parrothead I knew that the “Cosmic Muffin” existed in the world somewhere. The famed rocket ship that Desdemona piloted around the Caribbean in search of “Joe Merchant”. Well… Behold. The stories are true: http://unusuallife.com/2007/03/18/desdemonas-rocket-ship-the-cosmic-muffin/. Be the first on your block to live in a ex-plane boat.
Stiltsville Miami in the middle of Biscane Bay. The homes are now part of the National Parks Service but lest there be no doubt, that was pretty cool. Check it: http://www.stiltsville.org/pages/history.html
Not too shabby. A small island in the Keys for only 1.2 million! Rancho Del Evil Chicken? (See it here: http://fkren.com/residential.cfm?houseid=1475)
Frank Lloyd Wright designed this little fixer-upper entitled, “Falling Water”. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fallingwater It’s a museum these days but it was once a private residence.
Of course the Dutch Barge is always an option. These are huge in Europe; I’d love to give one a spin for a year or so. http://www.barging.co.uk/index.htm
Alas, once more gentle reader; if wishes were horses then beggars would ride. Pretty neat ideas though…