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This barn is suspended in mid-air, and you can sleep in it

Nestled in the lush, plentiful bosom of the English countryside, there lies an anomaly of modern architecture: a four-bedroom barn balancing in the middle of a meadow. Half sits atop a hill, the other half is suspended in the freaking air. AND you can rent it, for the ultimate unsettling vacay.

As you stroll through the fields of Suffolkshire listening to your GF not shut up wax poetic about Downton Abbey, you'll find little out of the ordinary with this seemingly normal abode. But get closer...

... and bam! Designed by Dutch architecture firm MVRDV, half of the impressive 100ft barn hangs mid-air -- giving new meaning to the term "half-house". Maybe?

Not unlike a glass-bottom boat, the living room features windows in the floor so you can stare at curious strangers walking underneath. The ceiling also boasts skylights to help reinforce the impression of perpetual suspension.

Encased in polished stainless steel, the barn is designed to blend into its environment. And that dramatic drop? It's all theatrics. There's a whopping 50ft cantilever to anchor the structure in place. There's also a door to the lower garden underneath, so you can feel like you're boarding/exiting the Millennium Falcon.

Both the living area and kitchen are fitted with floor-to-ceiling windows to allow plenty of light in. And the geometric theme continues with angular furnishings and artwork -- all of which make you feel like you're living in a Robin Thicke music video diagonally. Even the corridor, which runs the barn's entire length, is crooked.

A mod/rustic take on the four-post bed, with plenty of spots to hang your many coats (and hit your head).

Though all four bedrooms are en suites, two have in-room baths and a shower in desperate need of a curtain.

Depending on the duration of your stay, a night in the balancing barn can cost as little as $35. Not even kidding, that cheap. If you want to see more and make a reservation, starting March 31st, click here.

Chloe Pantazi is an editorial assistant on Thrillist's travel team. She was never afraid of heights. And then she watched VertigoFollow her on Twitter at @ChloePantazi.