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Tiny Home Movement

Web designer Alek Lisefski was tired of paying rent in pricey neighborhoods, so he decided to build his own tiny house on wheels. With absolutely no construction experience, it took Lisefski just 6-months while still working his day job, and $30,000, to complete the 240-square-foot home. When his girlfriend Anjali Krystofiak enrolled in graduate school in Northern California, the couple hitched up their home and towed it approximately 2300-miles from Iowa to Sebastopol, California, where the median home price is over $600,000. They parked behind someone else's home and instead of paying rent, they maintain their landscaping. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos of today, including the bizarre lava tube lake.

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Truck Hotel Room

On the outside, it looks like a normal 1956 Commer Q4 fire truck, but step inside? You'll see that it's been transformed into a cozy 2-person accommodation, called the "Beer Moth." You can find this converted truck at the Inshriach House estate in Aviemore. It features a raised roof, a hand-laid oak parquet floor rescued from a Tudor mansion, and an old cottage door. Accommodations wise, it comes equipped with one double bed, along with a plush leather seat. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny Facebook status updates gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing how not to load a tank onto a trailer.

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Carbon Fiber RV

Sleek and stylish, the CR-1 RV from Global Caravan Technologies is probably what Bruce Wayne would purchase for his road trips, should he desire to take a break from crime fighting. In addition to being lightweight, it's been equipped with all the luxurious amenities you'd expect to find in a 5-star hotel, complete with a lounge area / workstation, a full kitchen with refrigerator, microwave, multi-range stovetop, as well as a large, wall-mounted television. Continue reading for a video tour and more information.

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Iniala Beach House

The Iniala Beach House looks like a computer render for an upcoming film set in a tropical paradise, but it's a real place in Phuket, Thailand. Designed by architectural studio A-cero, it's located of the coast of Natai Beach, and there are 10 villas visitors can rent out, but two of them - owned by A-cero - boast special layouts and designs (pictured above). Both rooms offer expansive ocean views through massive floor-to-ceiling windows, while the floors and the walls are made from locally-sourced wood. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Terra Wind RV

If James Bond wanted to go on a road-trip vacation, he'd probably take the Terra Wind. Developed by by the team CAMI (Cool Amphibious Manufacturers International), this motorcoach boasts an aluminum-hull and the ability to drive from normal roads directly into the water, and not hydrolock. Capable of speeds up to 80mph on asphalt and 7-knots in water, the Terra Wind boasts a full-kitchen, home theater, and even a mirrored ceiling. As you can see in the video above, its rear bumper area doubles as a swim deck of sorts. Expect to shell out $650,000 if you want one for the ultimate road trip. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos of today.

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Bran Castle Dracula's Castle

Construction on Bran Castle, best known as "Dracula's Castle", first began in 1377 on the border between Transylvania and Wallachia, and was completed in 1388. Its nickname comes from the fact that it closely matches the description of the castle in Bram Stoker's "Dracula," in which Stoker himself never visited, but is believed to have read about it and based the castle in his novel on what he read. If you want to own this mythical castle, it's going cost you a pretty penny, or at least $135-million. Believe it or not, the 57-room manor on 22 acres has been on the market several times in recent years. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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ADAK Trailer

Forget large recreational vehicles, the ADAK Trailer is made for heavy duty trailblazing, thanks to its armored corners and 360° of steel tubing to protect the body. Inside, you'll find 116-square-feet of comfortable living space, complete with three beds, a kitchen, shower, power generator, and even 69.1 cubic feet of storage space. Continue reading for two videos and more information.

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Floating Movie Theater

Sneaking into Archipelago Cinema isn't the easiest of tasks, but this floating movie theater on the shoreline of Yao Noi, Thailand is definitely worth a visit or two. It was created for the Film on the Rocks Yao Noi Festival, organized by Tilda Swinton, along with director Apichatpong Weerasethakul, and designed by Beijing-based architect Ole Scheeren. It's basically a giant auditorium on a glowing raft, made with recycled materials, and accessible by boat. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny work pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the Star Wars theme being played on flaming bagpipes.

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Treepod

You could either dine at normal restaurants, or in one of these amazing treepods at the Soneva Kiri resort in Thailand. The resort is located on the remote Thai island of Kood, and features 42 resort villa as well as 21 private residences spanning 150 acres. Diners are hoisted up to 26-feet off the ground into a bamboo pod in a eucalyptus tree, complete with zip-lining servers to bring you food and drink. With spectacular views of the shoreline and the foliage, you'll probably never look at any other dining experience the same way again. Continue reading for a video and more pictures.

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Mercedes-Benz Marco Polo

Going camping the traditional way is still a great way to spend a weekend, but for those who prefer to go in style, the Mercedes-Benz Marco Polo is a perfect fit. It's based on the latest-gen V-Class, and was developed in cooperation with the camper van experts at Westfalia. The result? Functional and fancy to say the least. You'll find two gas burners, a sink and even a compressor refrigerator. The included fresh water tank has a 38-liter capacity, while the waste water tank holds 40-liters. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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