15 EXTRAORDINARY HOMES YOU HAVE TO SEE TO BELIEVE


– [Reacher] Hey everyone,
whether you like heights or being underground, we’ve
found just the house you need. This is Reacher with Minds Eye Design and here are 15 extraordinary homes. Number 15. If you happen to be driving along I-70 near Genesee, Colorado
and you see a big UFO sitting on a mountain, don’t worry. It’s not the edibles kicking in, it’s Deaton Sculptured House. It was designed by
architect Charles Deaton and built in 1963. Construction of the exterior
took three years to complete due to the houses unique shape. A lack of funding led
to the house not being finished or occupied for
almost three decades. The open clamshell design sits atop a two story elliptical concrete
base, offering a total of 7,700 square feet of living space. It was added to the National
Register of Historic Places in 2004 and is currently
only used for private events. (upbeat music) Number 14. This home built by Mark and Valerie Sigler is located on Pensacola, Florida. It’s nicked name the Super
Dome, due to its hurricane resistant design, having
survived multiple storms. It started with airframe construction, a rebar frame was then built
and sprayed with concrete and foam insulation. A moisture repelling sheet
rock was used on the walls, while the exterior was was spray polyurea. Which is the same stuff
used in the bed of trucks for Rhino Lining. It provides spectacular views,
with it’s 6000 square feet of living space, but I’m still not sold on hanging out there
during the next big storm. Number 13. If you’re watching this and you wouldn’t jump at the chance to own an 18th century tower,
then you’re not as cool as me. There’s also an underground
house attached to it, making for the perfect
mix of past and present. The single story main house is hidden with a grass roof slope
covering the living area. The open plan design has
floor to ceiling windows that slide open to a paved
patio and swimming pool. The house has two bedrooms,
while the tower has two bedrooms and roof terrace providing
further accommodations if needed. It’s sits on a little over four aches of English countryside, which would be perfect for
a game of capture the flag. Number 12. This cave house is part of
the Cuevas del Pino estate in the foothills of Sierra
Morena near Cordoba, Spain. Designed by architecture
firm UMMO Estudio, the 969 square foot dwelling comes with a fully equipped kitchen,
living room, bathroom and bedroom that sleeps
two to four people. It makes use of stone
materials for the flooring, along with handcrafted wooden
furniture for the decor. The temperature hovers at a constant 65 to 68 degrees
fahrenheit all year round. The retreat is surrounded
by fruit trees and a garden, as well as a heated pool
for guests to relax in. Casa Tierra can be rented
for around $200 per night if you’re interested. Number 11. Robert and Ann Hardy bought and converted an unused water reservoir into a house outside of Sidmouth, England. The original water tank
was 82 foot in diameter and housed underground. The couple had workers cut out a keyhole shaped area in the roof and then erect steed girders to support the existing structure. It was then made into a five bedroom house with double height ceilings
and floor to ceiling double glazed glass walls. All the rooms of the living
area look out on to the atrium, which has a deck,
fishpond, barbecue area and stairs leading up to the roof level. Reservoir to house, that’s six degrees of separation at its finest. Number 10. The designers of this house had to get creative due to a rule limiting the height of the house. From the street all the outside world sees is a house that looks to be only eight feet above the ground. But upon entering you
see that the majority of the house is below ground. The open plan boasts 3,451
square feet of living space over two floors with a 25
foot ceiling in the main area. The upper floors bedrooms
have direct access to outdoor patio areas, while the lower floor has access to a central core deck. There’s also a gym, cinema room,
wine cellar and plant room. The outside includes a gated patio garden and a parking area with room enough for two to three vehicles. Number nine. The 9,900 square foot
home was intended to be the first zero carbon property
in the north west of England. This was to be achieved by
generating renewable energy onsite via photovoltaic
panels, a wind turbine and a ground source heat pump. Additionally the builders planned to use locally sourced timber and
stone for building materials. The partially underground
residence would incorporate a grass roof that blends seamlessly into contours of the hillside. From above it takes on
the shape of a flower with the positioning and
orientation of each section based on the usage of space to maximizes natural
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videos from Minds Eye Design. Number eight. This project sits on a 55 ache property in the hills of Malibu and
is built from up cycled parts of a Boeing 747. The main residence uses both of the wings and two tail stabilizers for the roof. The wings were supported
using the existing motormouths which further minimize
the foundation footprint. This also lessen the need
for load bearing walls and allowed for the use of high efficiency self supporting glass. This helps maximize solar
gain, natural airflow and natural lighting. The house actually had to
be registered with the FAA so planes flying over head didn’t mistake it for a downed aircraft. Number seven. This prefab home will look
a little bit outta place in suburbia, but should be right
at home in the countryside. Each one is composed of modules made from a fiber reinforced polymer. Everything is put together
in adhered to concrete beams that serve as the base. The polymer is waterproof
and can hold the weight of about eight inches
of soil, which is ideal when your growing a garden on your roof. The size of the homes range
anywhere from 428 square feet to 2,036 square feet. Cost is dependent on the size and design with shipping being available worldwide. I guess it’s literally a green home when your roof is covered in grass. Number six. This residence is located
on the Greek island of Tinos in the Aegean Sea. The 21,000 square foot,
single level structure has a main linear wall that
runs the length of the front. The structural walls
are composed of an earth and cement mixture which
is poured into a mold. Sliding glass creates
the boundary separating the inside and outside
and can be stowed away allowing for for an open air living room. On top of the residence
is an infinity pool. 12 concrete pillars support the pool making it appear as an
Independent floating volume. In addition to acting
as a roof it acts as a thermal insulator and protects the house from the heat of the sun. Number five. This house is a reclaim
project built on the side of a previous excavation to
remove an old oil pipeline. The triangular shape is
designed as two separate spaces, one for living and one for sleeping. The structures are built into the earth with the roof of each
area covered in soil. Being earth sheltered it
maintains a steady temperature due to the added thermal
mass and insulation. The home also has a smart pool which provides extra thermal mass. Additionally the designers collaborated with the Ladybird
Johnson Wildflower Center to reintroduce of over 75 native species of wildflowers and grass to
preserve the local eco system. Number four. Cotemporary, gaudy, psychedelic. All those and more describe this house built into the side of a cliff in Spain. The roof of the home was
made using a metal mesh and zinc tiles fabricated
and placed my hand. The interior is two levels which provide a constant view of the water. The three bedrooms are
upstairs with glass doors opening up onto three different balconies. The main living spaces
downstairs is organized into separate areas for different actives and opens up to a terrace and pool area. It can also be adapted into a auditorium that can host up to 70 people. Number three. This Madrid home made from
large structural pieces which resemble I beams and sea channels looks like the left overs
of an unfinished bridge. A total of seven pieces form the building and set out from a stable point. As they move upwards they come to a point marked by a 20 ton granite
stone which is a counter weight to the whole structure. The overall openness
of the house contrasts with the dominating structural pieces. It took a year to design
but only seven days to build due to series of complex calculations and perfectly coordinated assemble. The total space is 43,000 square feet, including a large suspended pool. I guess provoking gravity
isn’t always a bad thing. Number two. This home, commissioned my
Milt and Saralyn Sidley in 1982 was built above the Pacific
Coast Highway in Malibu. Rather than adapt the land for building the architect designed the
house around the typography of the slightly slopping mounds. There are two separate buildings
connected by a walkway. One is a semi-circular space used for dinning and entertaining. The other is a long
connection of living quarters composed of an office, library, gym, master bedroom and guest room. These quarters are suspended
on concrete pillars with stainless steal pods hanging below which house a water based heating and cooling system for each room. We’re about to reveal our number one house and it’s gonna blow your mind. After the video be sure and
let us know in the comments what you thought of the list. And as always we welcome all
your feedback and suggestions. Number one. Nope. I’m just gonna say that
from the beginning. In fact if there was a museum
of nope this would be it. This cliff side dwelling
is planned to be created from prefabricated modules
stacked on top of each other and attached to the cliff with steel pins. Residence enter through
the upper most level, gaining access to the other
levels via an elevator. The home has three
bedrooms, a living room, kitchen and a spa on an open air terrace. With floor plans set
up so that each module becomes more private as
you go from top to bottom. So if you need the perfect place to cure your fear of heights it will be off the coast of Victoria, Australia at some point. – Hey guys, this is Cassie, I hope you guys enjoyed this video. Tell us in the comments
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100 thoughts on “15 EXTRAORDINARY HOMES YOU HAVE TO SEE TO BELIEVE

  1. I liked something about every home in this list. I even liked number 1 in concept. Now would I want to so much as just tour number 1? NOPE TO THE 25TH POWER…I have a healthy fear of heights.

  2. My heart is smiling 😍 Manifesting tours to each home is now within the realm of my vortex!

    inner voice sings 🎶 ”hell to thee naw.. naw … nawwww” to Cliffhouse, but on a bucket list 🤷🏾‍♀️ what the hell, why not!

  3. I liked this video very much! Have you ever heard of the "Lotus House" in looks like the flower it is quite amazing!!

  4. This was very nice but these are not made by common people. I would like to see a similar video but homes made by common folks…

  5. I say NO to everyone of them, except the one-storied, 3-sectioned, semi-circular, sod-roofed one (#7), & the dome house on the seashore (#14).
    The rest are ugly, sterile, with way too many sharp angles, suspended floors & roofs, & all that glass designed to look at the outdoors, but Not experience it. I don't expect many of them to hold up in 20 to 30 yrs time, & will not sell well when the need for that arises. Load weight, land shift, & drainage could be problems down the road, as well as the maintenance & repair costs for these.
    Any use of cement/concrete is toxic to the environment, so they are not That "eco-friendly."
    I think of these houses as "one-trick ponies"….they'll "do it" for the owner-builders, & for only few others.

  6. Why are your videos in english but the title is in german? Or does YT itself translate the video title/description?

  7. Number 1 isn't an actual home–it's a "concept home" , but to my knowledge it was never actually built. Notice that the narrator says, "This cliffside dwelling is PLANNED to be created…" It never happened ,and this picture is photo shopped.

  8. Wow! Some of these homes are really incredible! I could see myself in a couple of them. (Meanwhile, some of us live in plain old 3 bedroom ranch style homes in suburban neighborhoods. Sigh.)

  9. Call me crazy but that last house is destined to fall in the ocean. Water erosion makes parts of that coastline collapse every day. That's how the '12 Aphostels' were created. Buy Insurance is my advice.

  10. Fascinating. I'm designing my dream home while currently living in a van down by the river. But, unlike the river, the van doesn't run.

  11. I bet the insurance will be crazy as the last house!! And park your car also!!! That's a great way to loose everything you own!! I bet that would be a freaky place to be in a storm!!! Awesome video, it would be nice if it was more detailed!!

  12. I have considered several of these homes is something I might purchase or build at some time. I think 14 or 15 the monolithic dome cutaway on Pensacola Beach is definitely one I would consider or at least one of a similar style. There’s another more oblong shaped one on the mountains I think, in North or South Carolina that I like also. And there’s a man in Michigan who, with the help of his family, is constructing a huge underground monolithic style home basically at night or weekend. He spent at least five or six years so far, and I haven’t heard that he’s completed it yet there are YouTube archives that you can follow his progress. For instance, he had to design and cast cement something around 6 to 8 very large curved arching supports for the main entrance hall and then move them with a moderately large crane several times before placing them around a concrete ring that comprises the central support for the entrance dome.

    I also liked and considered the plastic module tunnel domes I think they're made by green home or it may be called green dome Corporation but I kind of wanted something that could support more than 6 inches earth and grass on the top, but their prices are reasonable, and construction is fast. And while you didn’t mention it, there is a company that will sell a complete geodesic dome show approximately 48 feet in diameter for around $50,000, of course, you have to put together yourself. If you could afford I considered buying five and setting them up in the Pentagon shape and considered building a geodesic dome greenhouse over the whole group to protected from northern Michigan weather but I suspect that would run around $1 million or more not including the land I want at least 10 acres that have to be handicapped accessible because at 73 that’s what I need. Although why I need 10,000 ft.² give or take of living space for just me seems a bit excessive.

  13. Homes were definitely unusual- stupid question- the homes with grass roofs – how do you maintain – do you have to mow/cut , what happens after a very heavy rain storm? dirt and grass stay in place ? Just asking – don’t need rude answers

  14. the last one (the one on the cliff) does'nt seem promising at all! we all know whether a cliff, a beach, a rock etc, at some day of time it will erode or break! unless the structure of the whole house have some support from below the ground through the whole cliff! what if the cliff base erode a bit and formed a shape of an half arch? At some day the cliff would fall, as it always happen to any cliffs in the world, it erode and fall and so on.. this process takes 25 years to erode a length of a car at maximum rate (5cm ~ 20 cm per year) As seen in the intro 0:01 and 10:41 , the car is about twice smaller than the house, then that could mean it would takes 50 YEARS to erode a length of that house into the cliff!!!!!! After 50 years, the cliff house will be highly in danger. Since the cliff base would form an half-arch shape, the upper cliff remain the same shape, it will highly likely fall down due to no support from the bottom. I presume the picture of out and interior are computer rendered (obviously), it dosent make any sense to me!

  15. The Reservoir, I imagined something like this years ago and am delighted it is real. Definitely want a house of this magnitude. Thank you!

  16. Hi, I like the one that looks like it was made from left over parts of making a bridge. Part of its structure looks like the letter “A”. I will be working on a school design shortly and hope to add letters of the alphabet in the design Just for fun. And to emphasise learning your A , B , C. thank you. You gave a great idea !

  17. 15 Extraordinary Homes You Have To SEE To Believe……huh. I wait all the way until the last one and ITS NOT EVEN BUILT. Ridiculous, the #1 house you need to SEE and it doesn’t exist.

  18. all i see are times of when permit peopl said no, or things ive only ever been able to get a thrift shop and ven then, cant keep, back to the shelter

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