But an abandoned mushroom house?
Yep - they have one of those too.
This sad relic is known as the Door County Mushroom House. It was once an enthralling earth-bermed hobbit house, but these days it only entertains vandals and the occasional obsessive house-peeper like myself.
The Mushroom House is located near Fish Creek outside of Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin on private property.
Local legend purports that the mushroom house was built by an artist/architect and used as a summer home. The homeowner either went bankrupt or died (no one is really sure) but his wife apparently hated the place so much that she just up and left. That’s the story anyway.
It is all boarded up now, as you can see.
I did some digging around but could not find a single photo of this whimsical house in its heyday.
In fact, website after website had little to no information about the house, and no one knew who the owners were. Nobody is even sure when it was built.
But House Crazy Sarah has her ways of finding things out. (It’s called county assessor records my friends - free and open to the public!)
Here’s what I found:
You, yes YOU, can spend the night in this incredible house!
The “Dragon House” is located in Westhall England, near Halesworth on the eastern coast.
This most unusual home was inspired by a sketch from a Russian architect. A British couple took the concept from the drawing and designed and built their dream home themselves.
They now host guests in their house as a bed & breakfast, so you can meet the owners, get a personalized tour, and spend the night in this amazing abode!
There is a lot going on thematically with this place, but it is named for the whimsical creature that is guarding the chimney:
Another over-the-top LA mansion is for sale.
The listing agent, who previously listed Michael Jackson’s house, said that he has never seen anything like it. Hmmmmm……
Fairly standard Tudor wannabe McMansion at first glance, but the features of this home are the things that make you go WOW.
Like that monster fireplace:
The home is located in California’s Hollywood Hills on 3 acres of flat land, which is rather rare in the uber-crowded Sunset Strip area.
But of course, that rarity is reflected in the $24.5 million price tag.
Ever wanted to live on a house boat but not be bothered by sea-sickness? This place is the perfect solution…
Come on, be a rebel!
Listed for sale (or trade) in Kingston, Tennessee this unique take on small space living is priced at a mere $15,000.
It has 1 bathroom and 1 bed – well 2 if you count the “Amish style bunkhouse” also on the property.
The tiny galley kitchen has a propane stove and fridge, in addition to a pub table and matching bar stools.
It’s tight, but efficient (it is/was a real ship after all).
And someone had fun with the décor…
Would you, could you, live in a box? A significantly tilted box - suspended above the street?
Well some hip urban folks in Rotterdam in the Netherlands have been embracing the concept for several decades now. This cluster of cube homes was designed by architect Piet Blom in 1984 to address high density housing issues while allowing for sufficient space on ground level for pedestrian activities.
Each cube house is tilted at a 45 degree angle and perched upon a hexagon-shaped pylon. The entire cluster of cube homes is meant to represent a village within a city where ”each house represents a tree, and all the houses together, a forest.” [source]
A forest………. interesting.
Known officially as Kubuswoningen, there are 40 cube houses that make up the development.