Taking the idea of Ikea's "Everything in this room for $X" sales areas to the next level, the Ikea Activ Prefab Home ($86,500) lets you literally make your home a Swedish wonderland. Designed by Oregon-based Ideabox with help from IKEA Portland designers, the Activ features 745 sq. ft. of living space, a complete kitchen with a cooktop, convection oven, and counter-depth refrigerator, a large bathroom with double sink and washer/dryer, modern flooring, and two separate storage areas that are accessible from outside. Meatballs not included.
Lots of people can claim to have a big house, a nice yard, or even their own private airstrip — but virtually none can claim to live in an old abandoned missile silo. You'll be able to do just that if you pay the price for this Missile Silo Cabin ($750,000-$1.75 million) available on its own or in a package with a ton of extra land, another log cabin, and an airplane hangar, this unique home is tucked away in the pine forest of Upstate New York's Adirondack State Park, and is perfect for those looking for extra security, zombie outbreak safe haven, or a proper base from which to start their quest for world domination. [Scouted by Nicholas]
Dude. Hey Marty. Dude, I, I finally, I got the uh, venue I wanted. Uh, I'm performing my dance quintet — you know, my cycle — at Crane Jackson's Fountain Street Theatre on Tuesday night, and well, I'd love it if you came and gave me notes. I'll be there man. Uh, Dude, uh, tomorrow's already the tenth. Far out. Oh, oh, alright, okay. Just, uh, just slip the rent under my door.
In need of a home office but out of space in your home to create an ideal work area? Well, if you don't mind working in a circular, seed-like structure, the Archipod ($40,000) could be just what you're looking for. This spherical workstation measures 12.5 feet in diameter and 8.25 feet high, with a steel-framed porthole window on the side for a view of the outdoors, a 6-foot diameter clear polycarbonate dome on top to let in fresh air on warm days, an integrated electric heater to keep things livable when it's cold, a locking gull-wing door for entrance, electrical outlets for connection of computers and other electronic necessities, and a smooth, fully plastered and painted white interior that features no visible joints and belies the earthy friendliness of its Western Red Cedar-shingled exterior.
At the time it came out, Home Alone seemed like a dream scenario: no parents, a huge, awesome house to enjoy, and dimwitted bad guys to battle. While the no parents thing isn't such a big deal anymore, and we'd rather not deal with armed robbers, you can still get the house. The Home Alone House ($2.4 million) is up for sale, offering old-school luxury and instant McCallister bragging rights to the owners. Built in the 1920s and located at 671 Lincoln Street in Winnetka, IL — roughly 30 miles north of downtown Chicago — this stately home features four bedrooms, a designer kitchen, dual patios, an outdoor greenhouse, a full, unfinished basement, and, yes, even the scary third floor. Keep the change, ya filthy animal. [Thanks, Andrew]