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In pics: Living in the world's weirdest houses

  • In pics: Living in the world's weirdest houses
  • From solar houses to caves to shipping containers to empty wine vats and even graves. Which house would you stay in?
  • In pics: Living in the world's weirdest houses
  • French cabinet maker and designer Eric Wasser poses in front of his Heliodome, a bioclimatic solar house, in Cosswiller in the Alsacian countryside near Strasbourg, Eastern France, August 4, 2011. The house resembles a giant three-dimensional sundial, set on a fixed angle in relationship to the sun's movements to provide shade during the summer months, keeping the inside temperature cool, and during Fall, Winter and Spring sunlight enters the large windows as the sun's position is lower in the sky, thus warming the living space. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler
  • In pics: Living in the world's weirdest houses
  • An interior view of a room inside of the Heliodome, a bioclimatic solar house, is pictured in Cosswiller in the Alsacian countryside near Strasbourg, Eastern France, August 4, 2011.The house is designed as a giant three-dimensional sundial, set on a fixed angle in relationship to the sun's movements to provide shade during the summer months, keeping the inside temperature cool, and during Fall, Winter and Spring sunlight enters the large windows as the sun's position is lower in the sky, thus warming the living space. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler
  • In pics: Living in the world's weirdest houses
  • Potential buyers stand with an agent on the balcony of a three-bedroom home made from four old shipping containers in Sydney. Potential buyers stand with an agent on the balcony of a three-bedroom home made from four old shipping containers in Sydney August 1, 2005. Priced at around A$140,000 (US$100,000), the two-storey mobile home also includes two bathrooms, timber floors, air-conditioning, a kitchen, laundry, balcony and sewage treatment tank, which can be pulled apart in less than a day for ease of transportation. REUTERS/David Gray
  • In pics: Living in the world's weirdest houses
  • Chen Yu prepares supper as wife Zhang sits on bed at home in waste cellar used to store vegetables in Changchun. Chen Yu prepares supper as his wife Zhang Xuelan sits on a bed at their home in a waste cellar used to store vegetables in Changchun, northeast China's Jilin province, July 18, 2005. Charity donations in China are urgent needed by 30 million rural residents still living in absolute poverty, and another 30 million urban residents living inpoor conditions, Xinhua reported last week. PICTURES OF THE MONTH, JULY 2005 CHINA OUT REUTERS/China Newsphoto
  • In pics: Living in the world's weirdest houses
  • Treehouses are seen on the Nine Ladies site in Stanton Lees, Derbyshire, northern England, March 25, 2004. The 32 acre site has been occupied for the past four years by the protestors, who are fighting to prevent the ancient quarry from being massively expanded to provide over three million tonnes of the much sought after gritstone. REUTERS/Kieran Doherty KD/MD/WS
  • In pics: Living in the world's weirdest houses
  • Brazilian artists Tiago Primo (top) and his brother Gabriel hang out at a wall in Rio de Janeiro July 8, 2009. The bizarre vertical "house" built on a climbing wall by Brazilian artists has been drawing the attention of thousands who walk by the installation in Rio de Janeiro's downtown neighbourhood. REUTERS/Bruno Domingos
  • In pics: Living in the world's weirdest houses
  • A Bulgarian woman looks inside her wine vat home in Socuellamos, central Spain, October 2, 2007. About 40 people living in this makeshift camp are ethnic Turks from Bulgaria who came to the vineyards of Socuellamos to pick grapes during the six-week annual harvest. At night they sleep in 20 or so overturned wine vats -- car-sized concrete barrels dumped on the outskirts of Socuellamos, a farming community in the hot and dusty region of Castilla-La Mancha. Picture taken October 2, 2007. To match feature SPAIN-IMMIGRANTS/WINEVATS REUTERS/Andrea Comas (SPAIN)
  • In pics: Living in the world's weirdest houses
  • Bulgarian children sit on a mattress inside their wine vat home in Socuellamos, central Spain, October 2, 2007. About 40 people living in this makeshift camp are ethnic Turks from Bulgaria who came to the vineyards of Socuellamos to pick grapes during the six-week annual harvest. At night they sleep in 20 or so overturned wine vats -- car-sized concrete barrels dumped on the outskirts of Socuellamos, a farming community in the hot and dusty region of Castilla-La Mancha. Picture taken October 2, 2007. To match feature SPAIN-IMMIGRANTS/WINEVATS REUTERS/Andrea Comas (SPAIN)
  • In pics: Living in the world's weirdest houses
  • A lavatory-shaped home is seen in this computer graphic image released in Seoul October 9, 2007. South Korean sanitation activists will mark the November start of a global toilet association by lifting the lid on a lavatory-shaped home south of Seoul that offers plenty of water closet space. REUTERS/Office Of Koki-woong/Handout (SOUTH KOREA)
  • In pics: Living in the world's weirdest houses
  • Zhao Zhenli, 54, stands at the entrance to his cave where he lives in Gao Ling at the outskirts of Xi'an at Northwest China's Shaanxi province July 17, 2007. Some 3000 residents live in caves in Gao Ling area. The caves were dug and still in use for residential purposes since at least 200 years ago, a local resident said. REUTERS/Nir Elias (CHINA)
  • In pics: Living in the world's weirdest houses
  • A general view shows homes in the village of Kandovan, 650 km (400 miles) northwest of Tehran, June 26, 2007. Kandovan is a village where homes are dug out of the rock formations in the foothills of the Sahand mountain. Picture taken June 26, 2007. REUTERS/Caren Firouz (IRAN)
  • In pics: Living in the world's weirdest houses
  • A view of about 70 domes houses, which were built by U.S. based Domes for the World, for villagers who lost their houses to last year's earthquake in Sumberharjo village, near Indonesia's ancient city of Yogyakarta, May 8, 2007. REUTERS/Dwi Oblo (INDONESIA)
  • In pics: Living in the world's weirdest houses
  • A worker decorates a house with ceramic chips in Tianjin April 22, 2007. The house, which will soon be converted into a restaurant, cost some 500 million yuan ($65 million) to build and contains more than 400 million pieces of porcelain, the restaurant's manager Hou Xiaoyu claimed. Picture taken April 22, 2007. REUTERS/Vicent Du (CHINA)
  • In pics: Living in the world's weirdest houses
  • Visitors take photos of an egg-shaped mobile house near its owner Dai Haifei's office building in Beijing December 3, 2010. Dai, who is from central China's Hunan province and cannot afford Beijing's high rental prices, has been living in the house which costs about 6427 yuan ($965). The house is made of bamboo strips, steel bars, heat prevention and waterproof materials, sacks filled with fermented wood chips and grass seeds, as well as one solar-cell panel, local media reported. REUTERS/Petar Kujundzic
  • In pics: Living in the world's weirdest houses
  • Dai Haifei inside his egg shaped mobile home.
  • In pics: Living in the world's weirdest houses
  • A house partially built in the shape of an airplane is seen in Abuja November 24, 2009. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic
  • In pics: Living in the world's weirdest houses
  • An octagonal, three-bedroom, family home built on a rotating platform near Wingham, about 250km (155miles) north east of Sydney, is shown in this undated handout picture. The house, which cost about A$700,000 ($641,000) to build, can complete a full rotation in about 30 minutes according to it's owners. To match Reuters Life! Story AUSTRALIA-HOUSE/ REUTERS/Handout
  • In pics: Living in the world's weirdest houses
  • Thierry Atta sweeps the courtyard of his house built in the shape of a crocodile in Ivory Coast's capital Abidjan, September 11, 2008. Atta was an apprentice of the artist Moussa Kalo who designed and built the house. REUTERS/Thierry Gouegnon
  • In pics: Living in the world's weirdest houses
  • Thierry Atta reads a book inside his house built in the shape of a crocodile in Ivory Coast's capital Abidjan, September 11, 2008. Atta was an apprentice of the artist Moussa Kalo who designed and built the house but died two months ago. REUTERS/Thierry Gouegnon (IVORY COAST)
  • In pics: Living in the world's weirdest houses
  • Residents climb into their houses atop gravestones inside a cemetery in Manila October 21, 2008. Many poor urban dwellers make their homes in public cemeteries, converting abandoned tombs and mausoleums into houses. The local government plan to move out the hundreds of people who live in the cemeteries around the city before the upcoming All Souls' Day, a day of remembrance for the dead when Catholics visit the graves of their relatives. REUTERS/Cheryl Ravelo
  • In pics: Living in the world's weirdest houses
  • In pics: Living in the world's weirdest houses
  • In pics: Living in the world's weirdest houses
  • In pics: Living in the world's weirdest houses
  • In pics: Living in the world's weirdest houses
  • In pics: Living in the world's weirdest houses
  • In pics: Living in the world's weirdest houses
  • In pics: Living in the world's weirdest houses
  • In pics: Living in the world's weirdest houses
  • In pics: Living in the world's weirdest houses
  • In pics: Living in the world's weirdest houses
  • In pics: Living in the world's weirdest houses
  • In pics: Living in the world's weirdest houses
  • In pics: Living in the world's weirdest houses
  • In pics: Living in the world's weirdest houses
  • In pics: Living in the world's weirdest houses
  • In pics: Living in the world's weirdest houses
  • In pics: Living in the world's weirdest houses
  • In pics: Living in the world's weirdest houses
  • In pics: Living in the world's weirdest houses
  • In pics: Living in the world's weirdest houses