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Floatwing Home

Love traveling, but hate being tied down to living in just one place? Meet "Floatwing". This off-the-grid home can produce up to 100 percent of its annual energy needs over 6-months, thanks to solar panels, a wastewater treatment plant with advanced tertiary treatment, a mini supply water treatment plant, and stored fuel. It's comprised of two levels: a long floating deck and the accessible upper deck that doubles as a roof. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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X-Float Home

Love cruising, and just relaxing by the river? If so, then you'll definitely want to look into these X-Float prefab homes by architecture firm Agaligo Studio. Located on the River Kwai in Thailand, each one of these living spaces offer plenty of floor-to-ceiling glazed windows for breathtaking water / mountain views, especially while up on the rooftop terrace. Continue reading for 9 more pictures and information.

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3D Printed Building

Dubai unveiled the first fully 3D-printed and completely functional building earlier this week, marking an architectural and engineering breakthrough. Called the "Office of the Future," this structure is located on the Emirates Towers premises and will be the temporary home of the Dubai Future Foundation. Continue reading for a video walkthrough and more information.

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Ninja Turtles Lair

Yes, there's a real-life Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Lair, and it's not underground or in a theme park. This loft-like apartment offers three bedrooms, a glow in the dark basketball court, home entertainment center made from old boomboxes, and of course a classic TMNT arcade cabinet. To top things off, visitors also get free pizza delivery service. Continue reading for more pictures, information and the rental page.

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James Bond Home

While this may look like a scene from the Bond film Diamonds Are Forever, this is a real home designed by architect John Lautner, in Palm Springs. This 8,901-square-foot, five-bedroom estate features a circular living room, slotted concrete canopy and a glass dome that provides panoramic views of the valley. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Dam House

Photo credit: Bruce Rowlands, Angela Geddes / Sforza Seilern Architects via Uncrate

There's nothing special about granite slabs, that is unless...you're talking about the Gota Dam House, which overlooks a reservoir 150-feet below. The home prominently features the use of granite blocks that are used as bedrooms, bathrooms, and supporting spaces, while oversized wooden platforms provide shelter from the blazing East African sun. During colder weather, two glass-enclosed spaces ensure a cozy living conditions. Click here to view the first image in this week's things that look like other things gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing what happens when you drop 30-pounds of dry ice into a swimming pool.

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Stable Tetris House

Photo credit: Koen Van Damme

Studio Farris Architects have converted a small barn in Flanders, Belgium into a Tetris-inspired living space, complete with meeting room, library, and office desks. They first restored the building's original facade and then opened up a few walls to flood the interior with natural light. What really stands out are the block-like wood beams that act as bookshelves and stairs that lead up to a loft work space. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing what it's like to play around in 109MPH wind outside.

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White House Replica

Built in 1996 and located on a three-acre plot on the prestigious Strait Lane in Dallas' Preston Hollow district, this White House replica is on the market for $15-million. At 16,041-square-foot, it boasts four bedrooms, nine bathrooms, French limestone and garbled marble flooring, two galleries, a library with a 17th century Louis XIII fireplace, Louis XIV-styled Italian Chandeliers, a brick wine cellar, six-car garage with enough space for two limousines, an incredible home theater, and lots more. Continue reading for more interesting images from around the web.

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Hobbit House Washington

This is not a scene from Lord of the Rings or The Hobbit, just a real-life tiny house by entrepreneur Kristie Wolfe in Washington state. Located on a 5.5 acre plot near Chelan, Washington, the 288-square-foot home boasts a bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, and living space, along with plenty of round windows as well as a stone fireplace. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Minimalist Apple Store Home

If an architect decided to convert a large Apple Store into a luxurious home, it would probably look like this custom-built abode in Zakynthos, Greece. Spanning a total of 2.5-acres, this minimalist property is tranquility at its finest, with only low traffic roads, vegetation and the beautiful blue sea. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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