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The Balancing Barn

By: on October 11, 2011

Secured to the ground at one end, and by a string dangling from the hand of God at the other, The Balancing Barn is a heavenly retreat located on the edge of a tranquil nature reserve a few miles inland from the Suffolk coast.

With 4 double bedrooms, this architectural masterpiece sleeps 8 and runs a modest 740 for a 4 night stay. Considering I just paid $400 for a 150 square foot box in NYC for one night, I'd say that's not a bad deal at all.

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Vycle Bicycle Elevator

By: Vycle »

On the Vycle you won't go Tour de France fast or Tour de France graceful (heh, heh, check it out) but seated atop this human-powered elevator, you will go all out Y-axis on a bicycle....

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AbleNook: Rapidly Deployable Modular Dwelling

I'm nearly sold on AbleNook, a collapsible housing unit that requires neither appreciable time nor skill to assemble, based on its Kickstarter project's opening quote alone. From Albert Einstein: "We can't solve problems...

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Solar Egg - The Golden Egg Sauna

Holy Willy Wonka golden goose egg, Batman! Want to go for a sauna? Come on, you gotta be sore--and cold!--from battling Mr. Freeze and ziplining 700 yards on one arm back to the Batcave!...

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The Dune House

$3,700 - $5,650 from Living Architecture »

At the end of the movie Snatch a busted up Dennis Farina is at the airport flying from Britain back home to America. One of the customs ladies asks him, "Anything to declare?" He says, "Yeah. Don't go to England." I've...

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MDK9 Dog Haus

$3,650 from RAH:DESIGN »

Axel here turned his nose up at the first house his owner Rahil Taj bought him, demanding something "less Peanuts and more Frank Lloyd Wright, dude. You know, clean lines, dramatic angles. And can we show some creativity...

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A Burglar's Guide to the City

$10.87 from Amazon »

Looking for a new pastime? I wouldn't say Geoff Manaugh's A Burglar's Guide to the City is a how-to manual for breaking into and thieving buildings, but...that's only because I don't want to be considered an accomplice...

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LEGO Architecture Studio

$149.98 from Amazon »

I have to say, it's a little disappointing to see LEGO, a pastime that has supported content diversity for decades, join the ranks of Keds, toilet paper, and P. Diddy's annual summer party, and go all white. However...

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Lace Fence - Stylized Chain Link Designs

What does your chain link fence say about you? Nothing? What if it were inlaid with intricate designs of lace, leaves, butterflies, kings of the jungle, or the face of Darth Vadar? Lace Fence is a traditional, fully functional...