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14 houses built in seemingly impossible locations

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Everyone needs some form of shelter, but not everyone is happy with urban or even suburban lifestyles.

Some prefer to live as far away from other people as possible.

In the most extreme cases, that means going where no dwellers have gone before.

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Near the Serbian town of Bajina Basta, a house built in 1968 has stood for nearly 50 years on top of a rock in the middle of the River Drina.



Similarly, the island known as "Just Room Enough Island" is one of the famous Thousand Islands that straddle the US-Canada border in the Saint Lawrence River. There are a few lawn chairs out front on the family's tiny beach.



Humans have been seeking out remote locations for a long time. Approximately 300 years ago, Iceland's Elliðaey Island was home to five families who hosted passing puffin hunters. As if the hulk of floating rock wasn't isolated enough, the families also built a fence around their property.



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