Like a bird house for humans, the Pole House is a cabin-sized abode perched atop a giant concrete pedestal 131 feet above the Fairhaven, Australia coast, offering the type of killer views guaranteed to freak the hell out of any acrophobe.
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Erected back in the seventies, the place had a seriously ratty retro vibe until a few years ago when it was saved from planned demolition by a couple architects, who went all in on a modern renovation.
It's essentially like a floating studio apartment, with no distinct rooms and just one bed and bathroom. But who cares — all the floor-to-ceiling glass walls are retractable.
Chilly nights aren't an issue either thanks to the fireplace, which hangs from its own chimney.
The bathroom is actually just a central pod encased in wooden panels of ash — the same material that covers the kitchen, which is built into the rear wall.
The bridge-like walkway to the front door transforms into a glassed-in wraparound porch, so as not to detract from your amazing view/complete lack of privacy.
And if you do feel the urge to walk around in the buff, just remember: it's one of the most photographed homes in the country.
Joe McGauley is a senior editor at Supercompressor and wonders whether the idiom still stands for people who actually DO live in glass houses.