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Hank Butitta, an architecture graduate student, didn't want to pay rent, so he decided to pay $3,000 for an old bus and convert it into a livable home. He says, "This project was a way to show how building a small structure with simple detailing can be more valuable than drawing a complex project that is theoretical and poorly understood." It includes two beds, a small kitchen, a bathroom, and hardwood floors to top things off. Continue reading for two videos.

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At first glance, this may appear to be a brand new Apple Store, but in reality, it's just an ultra luxurious penthouse at Skylofts on Hudson Street in TriBeCa, NYC. This four-bedroom, 4.5 bathroom glass cube has 360-degree views of Manhattan and the Hudson River is owned by by William Duker, a private investor who did a stint in prison for defrauding the government. It's returned to the market with a hefty $48 million listing price. Continue reading for more pictures.

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You read that right, visiting medieval-style castles doesn't mean an expensive European vacation, as they can be found scattered across the US. Starting off, we have Belvedere Castle above. This castle is located in Central Park in Manhattan. Featuring exhibit rooms and an observation deck, and since 1919, the castle has also been the location of the official Central Park weather station. It was originally designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux in the late 1800s. Continue reading for more.

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If Harry Potter owned a tree house, it'd probably look something like this. Fortunately, this structure isn't just some fantasy, a British family actually owns this. It's called "Living the Highlife Tree House" and was designed by Blue Forest and is actually comprised of two sections: one is for the kids, the other for adults. Continue reading for more pictures.

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There are some bathrooms even larger than this, but Brooklyn architect Tim Seggerman managed to transform a tiny 240-square-foot space in Manhattan's Upper West Side into a beautiful modern home for its owner, an anthropology professor who splits her time between her New York City and a West African village. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Built at a cost of $375000USD, this "Tree in the House" was designed by architect Almasov Aibek and the team at A. Mascow studio. Thistransparent cylindrical structure features a facade constructed entirely from glass for sweeping 360-degree views. To stay one with nature, a 40-foot fir tree has been planted right in the center of the home. If you happen to be in the Almaty, Kazakhstan region later this year, you might want to keep an eye out for this beauty. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the season 4 Game of Thrones VFX reel.

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What if there was a lottery catered specifically to the homeless that awarded winners with small homes that rival even the most luxurious 5-star hotels? Slovakia-based architectural design firm DesignDevelop has just the solution: two-room apartments built around the triangular shaped billboards that come complete with a kitchen, an office space, a bed with some storage underneath, and a functional bathroom. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Most storage units are tiny and unfit for living, but this one in Stockholm, Sweden was transformed into the ultimate bachelor pad by Karin Matz. This 387-square-foot space served as a storage unit for its previous owner for 30-years, that is until, Matz freshened things up with IKEA furniture and a few custom pieces. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing why some train tracks should be skateboard friendly.

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Photo credit: Matthew Simmonds

While they may look like an optical illusion of sorts, these intricate historical structures were all carved directly into blocks of marble by the extremely talented Matthew Simmonds, without the use of high-tech machinery. He blends the rough edges in with the structures for a contrasting effect. You'll see everything from baroque basilicas to ancient Roman temples, complete with domed-roofs and elaborate columns. Continue reading for more images and information.

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If you're an extremely wealthy geek who just got their company bought out by a giant (Facebook, Google, Apple, Yahoo, etc.), and want to start the summer off right, here are five incredible homes that will help you do just that. Starting off, we have the Casa Till House above, by WMR Architects, which is located in Chile. In addition to sliding walls and expansive ocean views, the home is fully solar powered. Continue reading to see them all.

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