Great View . . . . But?

Refuge-Gervasutti-Alpine-Hut dining room

How would you like a spectacular view like this from your Dining Table?

Just a few problems getting to that dining table.

To give you a clue here is the outside view of the ‘House’.

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Weird Bank

ing head office

Space Ship?

Star Wars AT-AT Walker?

or Bank Head Office?

Don’t laugh too much, your new home mortgage may be with this Bank!

Well as unlikely as it seems this in the Global Headquarters of my Bank . . . ING.

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Skinny House

thin house

No this isn’t the entrance to a big house . . . it’s the whole house.

It is another of those small Japanese houses

Those Japanese architects certainly don’t go for the McMansion approach.


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Door Bells – Fail

door bell fail

In my experience door bell buttons are unreliable, so I can understand that they need to be replaced.


The thing is if one isn’t working then wouldn’t it be best to remove it . . . . . something that doesn’t seem to have occurred to the people at this house.


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The House of Darth

star wars conservatory

One for all those Star Wars fans out there!

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Stuck on Brick – Fail

silly brick

Not a new house but this amused me when I saw it.

I have never been a fan of stuck on bricks as they never look real to me. . . . . . but these have been fixed (not very securely) over a perfectly good brick chimney!


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Inside or Outside Bedrooms

Movable bedrooms

A colleague of mine once spent a year camping around Africa. Afterwards she said it was hard to get used to sleeping inside a house.

Perhaps she needed a house like this. . . . those box like things on the patio are movable bedrooms which can be pushed outside on pleasant nights.

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Vertical Garden – Fail No 2

Vertical garden fail 2

I was walking along a Melbourne street the other day and saw this sad ‘Feature’ on the front of a building.

Someone has gone to a lot of trouble to set up this vertical garden. . . . . . its a pity they didn’t do a proper job and install a watering system!

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