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Ultimate Man Cave

This teen in South Africa probably wouldn't mind living down in the basement for good, thanks to Inhouse Architects. This space has been transformed from storage area into the ultimate urban 'man cave', complete with skate park, plenty of LED lights, and a surround sound home entertainment system. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Jikka Conical Homes

These conical homes appear to be from a fairytale, but they can be found in the Japanese mountains of Shizuoka Prefecture. They were designed by Issei Suma and consist of five tents that were built for two retired ladies. Inside, you'll find modern amenities such as a seashell-shaped pool, full kitchen, as well as plenty of space for their caretaker and cook to roam around. Continue reading for more fascinating images from around the web.

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Audi R8 Desert

Soon, you'll be able to rent the Rondolino Residence, situated on a dry 80-acre lakebed near Scotty's Junction in the Nevada desert, on Airbnb. Unlike other botique rentals, this one includes the use of an Audi R8 with a full tank of gas and no mileage restructions, during your stay. Other VIP amenities include: chauffeured transportation from Las Vegas McCarran International Airport, a personal chef, and evening entertainment. One caveat: only 7 three-day slots will be available in October, when the listings go live on September 18-24. Continue reading for a full video review of the 2017 Audi R8 V10 Plus. Click here for bonus images of the Audi R8 V10 Plus "Selection 24h" edition.

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Grain Silo Home

This cylindrical structure doesn't look like anything at first glance, but it used to be an old grain silo from the 1950s, which has now been transformed into a modern home by architect Christoph Kaiser. Measuring in at just 340-square-foot, it features custom-made doors, windows, and 10-inches of spray foam insulation inserted between the silo walls and house interior to keep things warm during the winter. Inside, there's a loft sleeping area, full kitchenette, a spiral staircase, and bathroom with shower. Continue reading for three more unusual living spaces you probably never knew about.

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Underground Home Las Vegas

Located 25-feet underground in the Las Vegas desert, this nuclear bunker boasts all the amenities you'd expect from a real home, complete with a Jacuzzi, kitchen, bedrooms, and more. It was originally built by Girard B. "Jerry" Henderson's Underground World Home Inc. back in the 1960s and 70s when many citizens feared the imminence of nuclear war. Other features include: a manually-operated "sky" with morning, dusk, and night settings, heated pool, a four-hole putting course, and even a dance floor. If you're in the market for one of these structures, you can visit this particular specimen at 3970 Spencer Street in Las Vegas - purchased by a non-profit in 2014 for $1.15-million. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and additional information.

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Pixelated Skyscraper Thailand

Your eyes aren't playing tricks, MahaNakhon is a real luxury mixed-use skyscraper located in the Silom/Sathon central business district of Bangkok, Thailand, and is the country's tallest. Designed to fit into the Thai landscape with a unique pixelated facade, it features the unconventional appearance of a glass curtain walled square tower with a cuboid-surfaced spiral cut into the side of the building. The building features a pixilated ribbon that swirls around the exterior, peeling back its surface layer to expose an inner layer (while also creating balconies with sweeping views of the city). This ribbon prevents the tower from overpowering the city that surrounds it, allowing the structure to, in a sense, dissolve into the landscape below. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and additional information.

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Mirrorcube Treehouse

Located in the far north of Sweden, Kent and Britta Lindvall's "Treehotel" consists of several unique structures, including a bird's nest, a disappearing mirrorcube, an elevated caravan, a gigantic dragonfly, and even a UFO. What draws visitors in is its mix of isolation and architecture, with each treehouse offering a different architect, without harming the trees it rests on. Continue reading for more cool treehouses you might not have seen before.

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Vipp Shelter

This is not a doomsday bunker, just the Vipp Shelter, a prefabricated, 55 square meter home that can be setup almost anywhere in the world. Each unit, which takes 6-months to build, comes equipped with appliances, fixtures, lighting, tableware, towels, and even bed linens. Inside, you'll find two levels, with the top floor being utilized as a bed loft, complete with floor-to-ceiling windows to bathe the interior with natural light. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny autocorrect texts gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of an 8-year-old golf prodigy who nails a drone flying in the sky.

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Tokyo Transparent House

House NA, designed by Sou Fukimoto Architects and located in Tokyo, is known as the transparent home, and for good reason. The interior is devoid of any walls, while boasting large glass windows for plenty of natural light to soak in. The design appears to mimic a tree, but in modern fashion. Click here for more pictures of House NA. Continue reading for a video showing what the home looks like today.

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Kolarbyn Eco-lodge Sweden

You're not looking at a screengrab from The Hobbit series, but rather Sweden's moss-covered huts at the Kolarbyn Eco-lodge in the Berslagen Forest. Consisting of 12 huts, these small living spaces let you live by candlelight, cooking over an open fire, and sleeping in sheepskin. While each of these huts come equipped with a stove, there are no showers en suite, so guests will have to head for a nearby sauna to bathe. With all that said, it'll only run you about $60 per night. 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 the clip that Midway pitched in 1992 to get the license for NBA Jam.

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