Some people prefer to live in the recluse of the wilderness, while others choose to isolate themselves on an entirely different level. Could you picture yourself staying in one of these unusual places? I know I couldn’t.
There’s even one resort on the list that can easily be mistaken as an optical illusion! Don’t blink your eyes for a split second, or you might miss out on some of these ingenious hideouts.
Here are 10 structural hideouts you need to see to believe:
You might have seen many treehouses, but none are as unique as The Mirrorcube Treehotel in Sweden. The seemingly invisible Treehotel features an aluminum frame that surrounds the tree trunk, with walls that are covered by reflective glass, and a spectacular view of nature.
2) Invisible Barn, NYC
This Brooklyn-based design resembles the perfect optical illusion. The mirrors of the Invisible Barn reflect upon the gorgeous surrounding trees of Long Island City. Try not to stare at the invisible barn for too long, or you might wind up straining your eyes!
3) Cave Palace Ranch, Utah
The Cave Palace is a hideout Fred Flintstone could have designed himself! The enormous red rock cave is entirely solar-powered, and stretches over 110 spacious acres. The Cave Palace is situated atop the gorgeous canyons of San Juan County in Utah.
4) Woodpile Studio, Netherlands
Woodpile Studio appears to be a large pile of cabin logs, but a closer look inside reveals an ideal hideout. Designer Piet Hein Eek constructed a quiet little place where he would able to concentrate, without any distractions. The cabin doubles as a perfect rehearsal lodge as well.
5) Juniper House, Sweden
The Juniper House appears to be a surreal landscape painting from the outside, but it’s actually a residencial home. Juniper House was the architectural creation of Hans Murman and Ulla Alberts. The Juniper trees on the outside aren’t real, they’re part of a design that covers all three sides of the house.
6) The Pinnacle at Symphony Place, Nashville
The Pinnacle tower seems to naturally blend into the clouds and sky above. The Pinnacle skyscraper contains 29 stories and has earned the coveted LEED Gold Certification for being solar-friendly. The view of Nashville’s skyline is an amazing sight to behold of.
This unique rock structure was the brainchild of Ken Kellogg from Organic Modern Estate. The natural interior lighting saves the owner from any electric bill expenses. The estate covers over 10 acres of desert land, with a roofing structure that shields against the scorching desert sun.
8) Aloni House, Greece
Aloni House is a quiet retreat located in the Greek Isle of Crete, not too far from the fishing village of Georgioupolis. The view from the outside balcony is simply breathtaking. You may want to watch your step entering Aloni House, or you might fall in!
9) Green Box, Italy
Green Box is the project creation of Italian design firm, Act_Romegialli, and was constructed from an unused garage. The leafy garage sits atop the picturesque mountains of the Italian Alps. Green Box is most suitable for art lovers, and provides plenty of painting inspiration from the spectacular view all around.
10) The Dune House, Florida
The Dune House is located in Atlantic Beach, Florida, and can be tricky to notice from the outside. The Dune House was constructed in 1975 by William Morgan, who had initially used the duplex as a vacation rental spot. The interior features a retro-nostalgic vibe, reminiscent of the 1970’s. You’re also a few steps away from the gorgeous beach!