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Modular Mobile Home

Designed by Ruzanna Andressa Oganesya, this modular "Mobile Home" is built on a moving platform that can be transported virtually anywhere in the world. That's right, this living space is a prefab modular construction wide enough to fit on a freight-liner truck bed, making delivery a breeze. Spanning 150-square-feet, the structure is covered in glass panels to let natural light flow in, while an open-air deck leads into the interior. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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SmartFlower

Forget unsightly roof-mounted panels, the SmartFlower solar power system is plug-and-play, meaning once installed, its 'petals' that automatically bloom when the sun rises in the morning, while tracking it throughout the day for maximum efficiency. The device consists of eighteen M2 solar module fans, which generate electricity like traditional panels to power your home. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny work pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a guy who figured out how to control Super Mario Kart with his car steering wheel.

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Skull Fire Logs

Photo credit: Hi Consumption

These human skull fire logs may not be the most practical, but they're most certainly an interesting coversation piece. Each one is handmade from reinforced steel that has been coated with lave granules and fireproof ceramic, the same kind NASA uses to test rocket engines. They measure between 8 and 9 inches in diameter, and can be used many times over. Get them here now. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Mirror Mirror Roof House

Photo credit: Remco Siebring

Located in The Netherlands, the Mirror Mirror Roof House appears to be an optical illusion or facade at first glance, but it's a real living space covered in mirrored glass to reflect the surrounding landscape. The camouflaged home features vaulted ceilings with walls clad in natural pinewood sheets. You'll find an office and a loft-style steel bedroom, while large windows let natural light soak in during the day. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Tree Snake House

You might mistake this for a space station of some sort at first glance, but it's actually just the Tree Snake House by Rebelode. It can be found in Pedras Salgadas, Portugal, and most certainly live up to its name, as the exterior is covered in slate scales topped with wood paneling. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Belkin WeMo Smart Plug

Belkin's Wemo Mini WiFi Smart Plug lets you control your lights and appliances right from your smartphone or tablet, all for $29.99, today only, originally $34.99. No subscription or hub is required: simply plug Wemo Mini into an electrical outlet, connect a device to the Smart Plug, and wirelessly control your device using a tablet or phone. Using the free Wemo app, you can turn your devices on and off and set worry-free schedules from anywhere in the world. Using Wemo Mini's 'Away Mode', you can create the illusion that you're at home even when you're away. Product page. Continue reading for a video review and more information.

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Kasita Tiny Home

For an Apple-inspired, modular micro home that is fully connected, look no further than "Kasita". Measuring in at just 12 feet by 32 feet, and spanning 352-square-feet, this ultra efficient living space features a living area, kitchen, bathroom and a couch that doubles as a queen-sized bed. You'll find appliances from Delta, Summit, and GE, along with several smart home ready products from Nest, Lutron, and Doorbird. An included Echo Dot can be used to control many of the home's functions. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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3D-Printed Residential House

Photo credit: Bored Panda

San Francisco-based Apis Cor specializes in 3D-printing, and decided to test their new mobile 3D-printer by printing an entire 400-square-foot home in just 24-hours. How much did all of this cost, excluding the printer? Just $10,134 USD, or far less than any traditional home. Despite requiring just one day to print a home from a concrete mixture, the structures are claimed to last up to 175-years. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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FU House

Photo credit: Kenji Masunaga / Kubota Architect Atelier

Designed by Kubota Architect Atelier, the Apple Store-inspired "FU House" consists of a series of concrete walls that are supported by a delicate white panel, while the bottom is slightly elevated to give it the appearance being levitated. The monolithic walls are exposed internally, and matched with white tile floors. There's a glass car showcase on one side of the living room, with the other side opening to a patio and wading pool. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Cement Factory Home

Photo credit: Ricardo Bofill via Bored Panda

Architect Ricardo Bofill managed to come across an abandoned cement factory in 1973, and it soon became one of his greatest projects yet, called "La fabrica". Nearly 45 years later, it's been transformed into an incredible home that is situated just outside of Barcelona, Spain. Once the interior was gutted, and outside cleaned up, lush vegetation was planted. Inside, many of the walls were removed to create a seamless transition between living spaces. Even the cement-filled silos can be found repurposed as decorative pieces now. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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