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When is a home not just a place where you eat, rest, etc.? When it's made from an old airplane hanger. Archinet says that the "structure maintains its corrugated metal walls and cavernous space, allowing room for a restored 1930s golden yellow and red Piper Cub to sit naturally next to a late model, bright red Porsche. The theme is set as past and present come together inside as a mixture of industrial colors and metallic textures blend with soft furnishings and a pop of red throughout." Continue reading to see more awesome homes made from things you'd never expect.

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Located in Tehran, the Sharifi House - designed by Iranian architects at nextoffice - boasts a series of mobile rooms that can be rotated to provide extra space and get optimal amounts of sunlight at the push of a button. Think of this structure as containing a fixed main volume with mobile parts that adapt to the functional needs of its users - rooms of the first and third floors can be reconfigured for different purposes and seasons. Continue reading for additional images and information.

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Here's something you don't see everyday: an LED sink that's controlled with a metal ball. Simply slide the ball over to either side to control water temperature, or just place it in the middle for normal everyday use. That is just one of the many cool and creative sinks we've rounded up for you today with out of the box designs. Others include: a transparent sink, gemstone, fish tank, and lots more. Continue reading to see them all.

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Priced from a very affordable $21900, the Bunkie by Evan Bare, 608 Design Studio in Canada, and BLDG Workshop, was designed to integrate perfectly with its surroundings. Mobile warriors who are constantly on the move will appreciate its two facades made entirely of glass, allowing for for plenty of natural light to enter the home. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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You know you've got some awesome and geeky parents when they build a custom Super Mario Bros. themed bedroom as a surprise. The surprises don't stop at the wall decals, Power-Up Mushroom pillow, and curtains. There's even coin block shelves and a warp pipe stand of sorts for the phone system. Continue reading for more cool and geeky room designs that kids would absolutely love.

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Having a mobile office that consists of a laptop and fold-away desk is one thing, Soul Box is an entirely different story. Designed by studio Allergutendinge, Soul Box is basically a minimalist, two-story home that boasts a kitchen and bed on the bottom floor and a viewing platform on top. Yes, there's even a bed as well as a roof that opens up to let sunlight and fresh air in. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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No, this isn't a computer-generated image, but rather a real tree house in British Columbia, Canada. On a related note, did you know that Winston Churchill actually constructed a 20-foot tree house in a lime tree at his Chartwell Manor home. Famous tree house celebrities don't end there, as John Lennon was rumored to have a tree house overlooking the Strawberry Fields orphanage. Continue reading for more.

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Think of One Fast Cat as a giant hamster wheel treadmill hybrid for cats. According to its creator, Sean Farley, "There are many ways to keep your cat lively, giving them access to energetic companions, making a play session part of their day, and/or offering them tempting exercise equipment for use when you're not at home...that's why we came up with 'One Fast Cat' cat wheel." Continue reading for a video, more information and the Kickstarter page.

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Designed and built by owner Robin Falck, this micro cabin in Finland may only be 96 square feet, but this multi-level abode boasts all the living space, kitchen, bathroom, and even a nifty 50 square foot loft upstairs, for a nice vacation away from home. Plus, there's a gigantic window running from the bottom to top floor for natural light to enter, as well as a cozy deck for enjoying the scenery. Since a building permit wasn't required, Falck complete the entire cabin in just 2-weeks. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Unlike other hammocks, the Mega Hammock from Hummingbird Hammocks measures in at 8-feet by 25-feet and has a maximum suspended weight of 1,000 pounds. In other words, it's large enough for the whole family, or three adults. They are all made to order at Hummingbird's Colorado factory, and it takes approximately 2 weeks before each one is shipped out. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny internet trolls gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of Kacy Catanzaro, the first female to make it to the American Ninja Warrior finals.

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