I love living in the city 99.5% of the time, but that last half-percent of the time, I’m usually dreaming of living on a remote cliffside hut where there’s zero chance I’ll ever hear my neighbors playing that stupid “Wagon Wheel” song on repeat. These four houses are so remote that you won’t hear anything except the howl of the wind, and maybe the occasional interjection of the imaginary elf your mind has invented because you haven’t seen or spoken to another human being in six months. Sounds like a good time to me! … FEELING ANTISOCIAL? THESE REMOTE HOMES WILL HELP YOU GET AWAY FROM LITERALLY EVERYTHING
When news broke last week that an exclusive property in Beverly Hills had hit the market for $1 billion, imaginations ran wild with speculation. A spec house in this neighborhood is asking $500 million, and with a 40 seat theater, a four lane bowling alley, an indoor nightclub, and a jellyfish aquarium, it’s hard to imagine the property that would be worth twice as much. (The $500 million house also has a moat surrounding the house – a literal, medieval-style, water-filled moat – which begs the question of, does it also have a drawbridge? And who, exactly, are they worried is going to charge up there with pitchforks and torches?) … FOR A BILLION DOLLARS, YOU COULD BE THE PROUD OWNER OF…NOTHING?
In the future, everything will be made of garbage. Your flying car, your personal companionship robot, even the house you live in. That’s because we’re making way too much garbage to deal with, and once the ocean’s full, we’re going to have to figure out something to do with all this trash. You may not have noticed, but it’s already started: container homes are only a thing because it was cheaper to discard all the steel shipping containers that brought Chinese imports across the Pacific than to ship the empty ones back. … THESE HOUSES ARE MADE OUT OF TRASH, AND IN THE FUTURE YOURS WILL BE TOO