This looks like a normal garden at first glance, but upon closer inspection, you'll see an entrance to Perdu, a luxurious underground mansion. This circular three-bedroom home located on Bowdon in Manchester may be underground, but there's plenty of natural light, thanks to a dome-shaped passage in the center that allows sunlight to enter the home. To keep things eco-friendly, it features a rainwater harvesting system, a heat exchange system, and hot water warmed via solar tubes. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
This looks like a normal shipping container at first, but at the push of a button, everything begins to unfold, and it becomes a 2-story home. This principle is used by the military for their mobile headquarters, and how they replace old tents by deploying them from even smaller containers in a matter of minutes. It's only a matter of time before people are able to purchase one of these and move in on the same day, as they're not only cheap, but quite durable as well. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny demotivational posters gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of Jaw Crusher, a machine that can turn granite into dust.
The Kleindienst Group have created three-level luxury villas, called "Floating Seahorses". Not just any floating villa, these $1.8-million, 1,700-square-feet masterpieces have a master bedroom and bathroom located on the submerged level, surrounded by floor-to-ceiling windows for panoramic views of the marine life as well as the coral reefs. The second floor features a sun deck, living room, kitchen, and dining room, while the third floor boasts a glass-bottomed Jacuzzi, along with a minibar. Continue reading for more fascinating photos you probably haven't seen before.
There are normal treehouses, and then this Lord of the Rings-inspired "Hobbit Treehouse", located in the Black Hills of South Dakota. This isn't just for show, but rather an actual rental property owned by Gordon Mack. It's perched 16-feet above ground, complete with rounded doors, windows, and an interior space that will drive LOTR fans crazy. No detail was spared, as you'll find Elvish-language signs, a mask worn by Sauron, Hobbit-feet slippers, and even a gauntlet with the gold ring. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Situated 590-feet above ground in China's grand Shiniuzhai Geopark, this glass-bottomed bridge welcomed its first guests, with some falling to their knees after glancing down at vast expanse of rocks and wildlife below. Connecting the peak of the park to the Stone Buddha Mountain, this bridge was previously made of wood, but after part of it was successfully converted to glass last year, authorities decided to for the complete overhaul. The 984-feet-long walkway in Hunan province is the longest of its kind in the world, taking 11 engineers several months to replace all the planks of wood with glass plates 25-times stronger than regular window glass. Continue reading for another drone video, more pictures and additional information.
Always wanted an Apple Store-inspired house that looks like a spaceship? Then check out "The Edge", $6.5-million mansion, designed by Charles Wright and his team of Architects, located on Flagstaff Hill overlooking Four Mile Beach in Port Douglas, Australia. There's an infinity pool, indoor + outdoor bedrooms, and plenty of counter space. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny demotivational posters gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of one of the first iPhone 6S durability / bend tests to hit the internet.
Architecture firm SOM has created an off-the-grid, 3D-printed building called AMIE. This structure sports built-in solar panels that can be powered by the sun, or a car. The bi-directional energy flow makes it possible for the 3D-printed structure and a hybrid car to charge each other continuously. Once printed, the structure is reinforced with steel rods for strength, and the result is a stalwart structure that resists both lateral and live loads. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Billionaires can choose to live wherever their heart desires, but many splurge on a superyacht, that is unless...they decide to buy a portable island. Migaloo's portable island could be moved anywhere in the world, and it comes complete with an 262-foot high penthouse suite, waterfalls and even a helipad. Should one want to keep their superyacht in tow, it comes with an attached mini-harbour. You'll also find a spa, gym, beauty salons, bar and a pool on-board. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
This isn't a crashed UFO, but rather a real Volcano House built atop a real volcano in Barstow, California, overlooking the Mojave Desert. Located approximately 45-minutes east of Barstow, next to a small lake, it features a unique dome-like design, complete with shiny silver metal accents on top to give it an other worldly feel. There's two bedrooms, two bathrooms, all of which have tile floors and tall, curved ceilings. Unlike other homes out in the desert, this one has a separate garage and apartment at the bottom. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny work pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the toughest Super Mario Maker level yet.
KOP Properties in Singapore have unveiled apartments with en-suite sky garages that literally put a supercar garage right in your living room. Located within the Hamilton Scott luxury apartments, the high-tech garage system shuttles your supercar up a freight elevator, and parks it right inside your living room. A fingerprint scanner over linked to an encrypted system ensure that no one trot right into your living room. Two parking spaces will set you back $7.5-million, while a penthouse house equipped with a four car garage will cost you a hefty $24-million. Continue reading for two more videos and additional information.