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Glass House Floor

Photo credit: Bergmeisterwolf

Italy-based architecture studio Bergmeisterwolf has created a home extension to a 17th-century villa that appears normal at first, but press a button? The large paneled windows vanish into the floor. This allows for unrestricted access inside of the house, leading directly into the back yard. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Owl Cabin

Not just an optical illusion, these giant owls are perfect for a summer camping trip in Bourdeaux, which were created by Bruit du Frigo partner Zebra3/Buy-Sellf. Officially called "Les Guetteurs" (The Watchers), it's located off the grid, and designed to encourage urban exploration of lesser-known sites. The group of owls are huddled together to form a large cabin with three floors, complete with a boardwalk elevated over a wetlands area. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Falcon Nest Home

Falcon Nest is currently the world's tallest single family home. This ten-story, 124-foot living space is nestled in the 6,514-foot Thumb Butte in Prescott, Arizona. Not just a museum piece, this home is equipped with solar panels, as well as alternative cooling, heating and energy-generating systems, in case of zombie apocalypse. It spans 6,200-square-feet house and was designed as tall as possible to create a chimney effect for natural heating and cooling, complete with glass ceilings that offer panoramic views of the the San Francisco Peaks. Thankfully, there's an elevator that leads from the first floor to sixth floor of the house. Yes, there's a swimming pool for those sweltering hot summer days. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing how to make swamp water drinkable

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Amabrush

What if instead of brushing, you could just wear a mouthpiece-like device for 10-seconds? Introducing Amabrush. The device itself is made from antibacterial silicone that kills more than 99.9% of all bacteria, while its bristles are angled at 45-degrees on both sides to clean every tooth at once. Toothpaste is transported at the touch of a button via microchannels built into the mouthpiece. Once you're done, simply rinse it off. The handpiece creates strong vibrations to oscillate the bristles and provide even deeper cleaning. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Hydrohouse

There are normal houseboats, and then "Hydrohouse", a solar-powered floating home with a space for your electric plane. Sleek and stylish, the space boasts a living room, kitchenette, master bedroom, two guest bedrooms, bathroom and shower. It spans 15 meters and the total area measures in at 76 m2. Power comes from two electric engines, and the home can easily be transported using a truck. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Ostara Tiny Home

Ostara by France-based Baluchon may look like a six-meter trailer at first, but it's actually an incredible tiny home, sleeps two in a loft bedroom. Guests are greeted with stunning French doors that open up to a light-filled living room, and when inside, you'll find a large 1.8-meter-long, small bookcase, wood-burning stove, and a small dining table. Step to the side, and there's a corner staircase with built-in storage that leads up to the mezzanine with a large loft bed. Continue reading for more pictures and information. Click here for a few bonus images.

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Tree Mansion

Photo credit: Adam Letch and Mickey Hoyle

So, you've got a luxury apartment in the city, a few supercars in the garage, but want a unique mansion in the forest? If so, then look no further than House Paarman by South African studio Malan Vorster. This tree mansion offers stunning views overlooking the forest, complete with four square reflection pools. It's comprised of four cylindrical units that symbolize trees, each with a tree trunk-like steel pillar with branch-like beams, along with circular rings to support the upper floors. Continue reading for more pictures and information. Click here for a few bonus images.

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Samsung SmartThings

Samsung's SmartThings Home Monitoring Kit lets you control and secure your home from anywhere, all for $174.99 shipped, today only, originally $249. Use these devices together with the free Samsung SmartThings app to automatically turn on lights if there is movement in your home; control lights and small appliances from the palm of your hand; receive alerts if doors and windows are opened unexpectedly; and much more. Product page. Continue reading for a hands-on video review and more information.

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BMM300 Brick Making Machine

Forget brick making factories, the BMM-300 is a giant locomotive / zamboni hybrid machine that pumps out nearly 300 bricks per minute. The machine is filled with the necessary materials, piped through the inner workings, and then molded directly into a brick. Lastly, the bricks are rolled down the massive wheel, which lays them out and are ready for use immediately. Continue reading for another video.

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Pine Tree House

Located in the historic Collins Waterfront district, the amazing Pine Tree House, built by South African firm SAOTA has a giant waterslide that leads into a gigantic pool. If you'd rather swim on the beach, there's also a basketball court, as well as a convertible indoor/outdoor living area. The interior is just as stunning, with a kitchen and dining room on the first floor, while bedrooms are joined by a family room and master suite on the second floor. For those warm summer nights, there's a rooftop terrace that overlooks the adjacent canal. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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