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thecollectibles:Art by Eugene Korolev

10 Weirdest Places to Live

Living in a Billboard This has got to be recycling at its best. Why throwout perfectly good billboards when you can reuse them as a living space? I don't know about you, but how many billboards have you seen that would make a good one bedroom apartment ? This may be the idea, but we shall see if it comes into practical use. Living in a Walking House WALKING HOUSE is a modular dwelling system that enables persons to live a peaceful nomadic life, moving slowly through the landscape or cityscape with minimal impact on the environment. It collects energy from its surroundings using solar cells and small windmills. There is a system for collecting rain water and a system for solar heated hot water. Living under the Grass At first sight, the place seems inhospitable. A rocky cliff facing North, unsheltered, where the wind blows cold and makes the waves break would seem the last place you would want to build your house in. But its owners didn't think the same way a

Soft, Light and Wind Friendly Car

VENTILE takes everything we know about cars and throws it out of the window. The powertrain starts off innocently enough being a gas/electric hybrid but there's a third system – a giant fan. Air comes rushing in through the front, spins the fan situated beneath the battery and drives the car. How is this possible? The VENTILE barely weights 350 kg thanks to its translucent, soft shell and small rubberless wheels. I love when designers go out on a limb, far-fetched or not. I'd drive it! Designer: Thierry Dumaine