Lake cabins with boathouses

*Adirondack Cabin with Boat House - Lake Placid, NY I love the stone and old cottage feel it gives off!

If you’re looking for a rock-solid investment, how about this house in Portugal? Situated between two giant boulders, the house walls are formed of mortared masonry, and the living area is covered by concrete tile roofing. Fireproof, windproof, and impervious to insects, a house like this might qualify you for lower home owners insurance rates.      Credit: JSome1, photographer

8 Ugly Houses That Don't Seem Real, But They Are!: A House that Rocks

Top 10 Strangest Buildings in the World - Stone House, Portugal. Located in the Fafe mountains of northern Portugal, A Casa do Penedo, or "the House of Stone," was built between four large boulders found on the site.

Blend Into the Neighborhood    The exterior of your house says a lot about you. But even if you have the most exuberant personality on your block, you still have an obligation to fit in with your neighbors. This is especially true if your property is part of a home owners association — an HOA. Most HOAs have strict rules about the style of your house, your choice of paint colors, and other criteria that help preserve the property values of nearby homes.

10 Wacky Exterior Paint Photos That Will Shock You: Blend Into the Neighborhood

Have you ever think about how to make your house special? Do you want to live in a house with special design?" , here's the most funny houses in the world.

Stunning Finnish Micro-Cabin Built For Just $10,500!  Rboin Falke set about creating his very own lakeside cabin in the beautiful Finnish countryside. The design had to be small enough to be built without a permit (which in Finland is a humble 96 - 128 sq. ft).  The result is this stunning and simple micro-cabin which Falck has lovingly termed 'Nido' - Italian for bird's nest.

Stunning Finnish Micro-Cabin Built For Just $10,500!

"Nido" - A tiny cabin space by the Finnish designer Robin Falck. This tiny cabin is fully functional at just under 100 square feet out in the middle of the woods. This small space features a micro-kitchen and upper sleep/storage space.

The typical single-room construction of a yurt means that modern conveniences, such as a bathroom or a garage addition, often are secondary structures incorporated into the overall design. This Alaskan home features a yurt perched atop a two-story garage and workshop

Extreme Homes: This is Yurt Life: Baby, Yurt Can Drive My Car

This Alaskan home features a yurt perched atop a two-story garage and workshop

A Mud Home That’s Dirt Cheap    With its green roof and rural flavor, this 200-square-foot cottage in Missouri has its, um, roots in the centuries-old art of cob construction—earthen walls formed of clay, sand, and straw. Cost of construction was about $4,000, or a modest $20 per square foot. Of course it includes a mudroom addition.

8 Ugly Houses That Don't Seem Real, But They Are!: A House that Rocks

Brian "Ziggy" Liloia just finished a book documenting the process of building his tiny cob house at the Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage. The book is titled The Year of Mud: Building a Cob House.

It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s My Home!    Insect-proof, fireproof, and able to withstand 575 mph winds, this Boeing 727 features more than 1,000 square feet of living area, and there are plenty of storage solutions in the cargo hold and in the overhead compartments. The jet body cost about $100,000 (without engines). Moving the decommissioned jet to its final resting place and outfitting it for living cost another $100,000.

8 Ugly Houses That Don't Seem Real, But They Are!: A House that Rocks

Rather than turning the plane into something like a modern house, Campbell is reusing much of the original equipment for his needs. Oregon Man Lives Inside 727 Airplane Home in the Middle of the Woods!

Keeping it Simple    Multiple colors are eye-catching but spell trouble when it comes time to repaint. To reduce ongoing maintenance, choose a base color and one or two trim colors that simplify repainting. Top-quality exterior paints may cost more initially but will pay for themselves in reduced upkeep costs over the years.

10 Wacky Exterior Paint Photos That Will Shock You: Blend Into the Neighborhood

Taste the Rainbow of 32 Flavors (and Then Some): Spanning the entire color spectrum from red, orange and yellow through green, blue and violet, this incredible exterior paint job blends seamlessly from top to bottom. Would be an awesome beach house!

Horton Hears a House    Choosing the right colors for your exterior paint job is critical to preserving your home’s value, unless you happen to think like Dr. Seuss, in which case just about anything goes. This bright and fantastical house is located in Fairbanks, Alaska, where a bit of colorful whimsy is a welcome sight.

8 Ugly Houses That Don't Seem Real, But They Are!: A House that Rocks

if you happen to think like Dr. Seuss, anything goes. This fantastical house is located in Fairbanks, Alaska, where colorful whimsy is a welcome sight.

Libya,Sahara desert,a tuareg village in the Ubari lakes area  by Exodus Travels - Reset your compass

A Tuareg Village in the Ubari lakes area, Libya,Sahara desert. The Tuareg (الطوارق) are Berber people (البربر) with a traditionally nomadic pastoralist lifestyle. They are the principal inhabitants of the Saharan interior of North Africa.

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