We’re not just talking houses located in places you probably don’t want to walk around after dark note we are diplomatically not naming examples! These houses are seriously dangerous. In the way that will make you shout at your computer screen, “What on earth are you doing living there?!” Some of these houses are even available to rent out for a ‘holiday’.
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Up A Tree In Laos
If you want to get away from it all and live in a canopy tree-house, then you’re probably taking the eco-tourism trend a little too far. The Gibbon Experience in Laos offers just that. Noble though the cause may be, climbing up rickety wooden ladders, to sleep in a hut, up a tree seems a little too much; not to mention your dangerous proximity to creepy crawlies and cheeky monkeys. Maybe start up a monthly donation to the World Wildlife Fund instead?
The Wise Man Built His House Upon The Rock
Evidently that rock wasn’t a cliff in Norfolk, where residents find themselves edging closer and closer to the North Sea. These pictures show just how quickly cliff erosion happens. Scary. I’d think twice about setting up a permanent base there, it might not be around long enough to enjoy. Whilst I do feel sorry for these poor people who are fighting a losing battle for their homes, it does make you wonder if they were paying attention in geography lessons.
Anywhere on a Fault Line!
It just seems to make sense for us relatively scary-weather-free Brits – don’t build your house where earthquakes are most likely to happen. San Francisco is a beautiful cosmopolitan city, but just look at the damage regularly caused by earthquakes. This is the city that gave us free love, Levis, Cisco Systems and has the highest college degree density in America. They’re a clever bunch. You’d think one of them might pipe up about the imminent danger of their fair city?
Under A Volcano?
It erupted as recently as 2008, and yet the blithe Sicilians casually go about their business, living in the volcano’s shadow. Why?? Yes, it’s pretty, and I suppose the fireworks are nice… until they start oozing into your house and melting the cat. We learnt about Pompeii in school, and I distinctly recall that being the moment I decided not to live under a volcano. I was eleven. Perhaps they don’t teach Roman history in Italian schools?
Somewhere No-one Can Get To
The most ridiculous property on earth provides fine dining for thrill seeking adrenaline junkies only. This restaurant (ok, ok, it’s not technically a home, but we couldn’t leave this one out) is atop the sacred Huashan Mountain in China. Little is known about it, presumably because not that many people have the stomach (pun intended) to get there, or don’t make it back alive.