Decorating your home can be a fun experience. You can enhance its strengths, hide its weaknesses, and make it a reflection of yourself. Or you can put the toilet in the kitchen, transform the pool into a flower pot and call it a day. It's your choice. Just don't be surprised if photos of your chateau end up on the internet and people laugh their heads off.

The subreddit "Housing Manure" (sorry for butchering the name but I have to paraphrase) is a place where Redditors have been gathering to do just that. Sharing the worst design, construction, and living conditions, they've successfully proven time and time again that, for better or worse, human creativity knows no limits.

#1

Does This Count?

Does This Count?

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AmmoniteCat
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5 months ago (edited)

s**t

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Similar to fashion, interior trends come and go, but true style is forever. Ideas often move in cycles, often reactionarily to external influences like social change and technology. To know which trends are currently in, I contacted interior architect and lecturer of interior design at Vilnius College of Design, Judita Striukienė.

"I think nowadays eclectic solutions are on the rise; it's really popular to combine different interior design styles," Striukienė told Bored Panda. "In fact, it's quite rare to discover a place that is true to just one school. When you say a home was designed according to a certain style, you usually mean that some elements have an advantage in that place over the others or there is some sort of leitmotif throughout the entire space."

"These elements are often dictated by the urban surroundings or the owner's wants and desires, including their hobbies, favorite furniture, the art that they own, and so on."

#2

“Congrats To The Neighbor Below For The New Chandelier”

“Congrats To The Neighbor Below For The New Chandelier”

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Jo Johannsen
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5 months ago

That's one shallow subfloor.

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#3

This Is Abysmal

This Is Abysmal

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Sarcastic Cow
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5 months ago

Cousin It, are you ok?

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Some aspects of interior design, however, are more universal than others. "First and foremost, spaces have to be functional. Everything else is more or less decor, creating a certain mood," Judita Striukienė said. "Only after a designer makes the apartment or house serve the owner's lifestyle and everyday life can they start working on other things like eliminating the flaws of that particular place."

After these crucial steps, interior designers usually move to more subjective matters.

#4

This Monstrosity

This Monstrosity

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Serial pacifist
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5 months ago

Call Doctor Strange. The time-space continuum is collapsing!

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#5

Hmmm

Hmmm

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Bobbie Meyers
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5 months ago

Making use of available space,just be sure to back in.

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As you can see from the pictures, there are plenty of ways to mess up the look of your home. But Judita Striukienė said it's not just the visual aesthetic that's at stake.

"Firstly, we have to mention technical mistakes—unnecessary interventions into the structure of the building. People make them due to a lack of knowledge and/or overestimating their abilities. Because of that, some real estate developers are now providing buyers with detailed lists of what they can and cannot touch."

The interior architect recalled a time when a person damaged the construction of the entire facade just because they wanted a niche in their shower!

#6

My Eyes Hurt

My Eyes Hurt

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beastmachine.
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5 months ago

Sorry but the market isn't mature yet for a stained kitchen which would never look clean

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#7

2nd Floor Jacuzzi Anyone?

2nd Floor Jacuzzi Anyone?

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Couch potato
Community Member
5 months ago

Looks safe to me

MusicalCatTroll
Community Member
5 months ago

Yup, still standing

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MellonCollie
Community Member
5 months ago

Neat picture. It's the exact second disaster hit ...

Troux
Community Member
5 months ago

Perfect timing!

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Robert T
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5 months ago (edited)

1 cubic metre of water weighs a metric tonne, which is as much as small car. It's not gonna work is it?

M O'Connell
Community Member
5 months ago

Notice they guy the paid to fill the tub is crouching on the roof of the house with the hose. He was smart enough to see it ;)

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Eppe
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5 months ago (edited)

They never considered the weight of so much water

kalle1724
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5 months ago

They never considered....."fill in the blank"

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April Caron
Community Member
5 months ago

Nothing a car jack can’t fix.

Eric Law
Community Member
5 months ago

Gravity's a bitch.

Naomi Cline
Community Member
5 months ago

How was that deck attached to the house? Looked unsafe even without the extra weight of the jacuzzi! That deck was destined to fall.

2WheelTravlr
Community Member
5 months ago

Looks like a ledger board that was nailed/screwed directly onto the siding boards, definitely not up to code.

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Stannous Flouride
Community Member
5 months ago

People frequently underestimate the weight of water. 1 L = 1 Kg, a six person tub like that holds about 1500 liters/Kgs. (400 gal @ 8.3lb= 3,300 lbs).

Lynne Harbison
Community Member
4 months ago

Plus 6 people averaging about 70kg+ each.

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v
Community Member
5 months ago

2x4's for support? Really? This was waiting to happen even if they hadn't put a Jacuzzi on it. On a side and totally unrelated note, I accidentally misspelled Jacuzzi as "jacuzzie". The wonderful spell check of Firefox returns only one correct spelling of this word...that word is ejaculate.

iblowsheep
Community Member
5 months ago

this is just multiple layers of stupidity occurring to end up with this result

Sarcastic Cow
Community Member
5 months ago

Great photo though.

DanieLegz
Community Member
5 months ago

It's fine, the umbrella will make it float to the ground

MAL
Community Member
5 months ago

I love that this pic was taken JUST as it all fell apart.

Ryan Deschanel
Community Member
5 months ago

Not surprising. Water is pretty heavy.

Al Cook
Community Member
5 months ago

My thoughts exactly. Looks like it could be an expensive mistake.

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Matt Storm
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5 months ago

Soon to be First Floor Jacuzzi...

Id row
Community Member
5 months ago

What the hell were they thinking?

Zophra
Community Member
5 months ago

I can't even see how the deck would pass any building codes, much less the weight.

Miriam L
Community Member
5 months ago

1½ st floor jacuzzi, rapidly becoming first floor patio walk out!

Effin Fred
Community Member
4 months ago

This is bullshit and was staged.

Jane Thorne-Gutierrez
Community Member
5 months ago

House we bought gave us a similar surprise. Mom was housesitter. Said upper deck had a problem while we were away. Builder used nails. Looked good on paper!

Connie Martin
Community Member
5 months ago

Who builds any kind of deck with 2x4s for support? Even one without a damn Jacuzzi on it? And how did one access it, by climbing through the window??

Connie Bonneville
Community Member
5 months ago

Avoidable

Everything AGR
Community Member
5 months ago

photos taken moments before disaqster

Leslie Burleson
Community Member
5 months ago

It looks like somebody caught this during the crash ! Looks like the water is coming over the side. Holy cow lol

KT
Community Member
5 months ago

what a bunch of idiots

Johnny
Community Member
5 months ago

Wow, you can tell by looking at it that those support posts would never support that jacuzzi. I'd be very nervous about an elevated jacuzzi like that, in that house, I'd have put it at ground level.

John Ford
Community Member
5 months ago

I don't even see stairs

Me
Community Member
5 months ago

Looks like they intended to get to the jacuzzi from the second-story window?

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Vasana Phong
Community Member
5 months ago

Idiots at it’s finest, I would be nervous just on the patio with a couple of people yet alone a jacuzzi?

J.Allan
Community Member
5 months ago

they walk among us

Analyn Lahr
Community Member
5 months ago

Who installed that?

Terry Tobias
Community Member
5 months ago

I'm wondering if the owners planned on going out the window to get to their deck... there's no door.

Brenda Krepps
Community Member
5 months ago

kinda like trying to balance a watermelon on a toothpick!

Daniel Atkins
Community Member
5 months ago

Reminds me of the bunk bed scene From Step Brothers.

Ranboo_Ph1LzA
Community Member
3 months ago

This picture was taken seconds before disaster😂

Kira Thomason
Community Member
3 months ago

Did someone get this picture when that was in the process of falling?

Joyce Deering
Community Member
3 months ago

How utterly stupid. Look at those spindly uprights! Who would have guessed it wouldn't last?

Leesa DeAndrea
Community Member
4 months ago

People forget water is heavy.

Barbara Vandewalle
Community Member
4 months ago

How long after the picture did it finish collapsing?

elfin
Community Member
4 months ago

It'll be fine as long as you don't fill it with water. Water is heavy.

Nancy Lynch
Community Member
4 months ago

That deck wasn't strong enough for the deck and then you had to add a hottub to it?

Daniele Ribolla
Community Member
4 months ago

full of idiots...

Doris Bennett
Community Member
4 months ago

Oh good grief!

EJN
Community Member
4 months ago

2X4s just won't do it.

Sue Sanders
Community Member
4 months ago

A neighbor behind us has a hot tub on the deck; I'm waiting for the morning I look out and see something very similar to this.

Elizabeth Evans
Community Member
4 months ago

no way not safe at all how many building codes have they broken?

Peter Brixey
Community Member
4 months ago

Who gets the shallow end?

Robert Bois le Duc
Community Member
4 months ago

This is why we have building regulations & inspectors.

Kathy Stern
Community Member
4 months ago

'Bout to be a first floor jacuzzi.

nala simba
Community Member
4 months ago

Why?

Red72
Community Member
4 months ago

It comes with a waterfall of death option!

Lynne Harbison
Community Member
4 months ago

Just need some steps as its uphill.

Queen Taurus
Community Member
5 months ago

Death waiting to happen

Le Box of Shame
Community Member
5 months ago

this looks like something out of chitty chitty bang bang

C Lawson
Community Member
5 months ago

How are people this ignorant?!

Joy
Community Member
5 months ago

Did Baga Yaga build that??

Samhhain Cat
Community Member
5 months ago

How did they even think that would work?

Joe Montalbano
Community Member
5 months ago

hmm i wonder why that flimsy ass deck couldnt support almost 2 tons...

Cybele Spanjaard
Community Member
5 months ago (edited)

I see a calamity coming any second of frozen time now..

Grumble O'Pug
Community Member
5 months ago

Action sequence

Potato fries
Community Member
5 months ago

THAT IS ABOUT TO FALL 🙈

Michelle Line
Community Member
5 months ago

Some people just shouldn't breed.

Valley Girl
Community Member
5 months ago

I'm really hoping there WAS supports on the house side. At least then, I wouldn't demand these people be forcibly sterilized.

Chloe *Leah* Pheonix
Community Member
5 months ago

Ah yes safety

2WheelTravlr
Community Member
5 months ago

Poor old Tudor house, it's about to pay for the sins of its owners with a jacuzzi straight through the living room wall.

Laura Watts
Community Member
5 months ago

Why is there a jet shorting straight up ???

2WheelTravlr
Community Member
5 months ago

It's the fill hose with water still shooting down into the now-collapsing jacuzzi, you can see the operator on the roof at the very top right of the photo.

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Ed Kramer
Community Member
5 months ago

2 by 4s??

GoddessOdd
Community Member
5 months ago

I wonder how many people can get in before it completely collapses. And people say pulling permits is a waste of time.

ThoughtsAreNotFacts
Community Member
5 months ago

Oh no!!!!

Sue Simmons
Community Member
5 months ago

Ooops.

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Then there are the financial mistakes. "How often people miscalculate can vary from culture to culture, but a huge investment into a property (one that will not pay off when selling it) can hurt quite a lot. For example, you can spend a small fortune on altering the floor plan but it might not add any value or, even worse, future buyers might find the changes irrational."

Judita said other common mistakes occur in the kitchen and bathroom; places where you really need to know the materials. The good thing here is that the answers are usually clear-cut and known to most industry experts.

But something tells me even they couldn't have saved some of these homes from their owners.

#8

This Is A Terrible Idea

This Is A Terrible Idea

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Dorothy Parker
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5 months ago

Don't they mean a shocking idea?

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#9

Pleather Cabinets

Pleather Cabinets

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kaylynn L
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5 months ago

Even the oven looks shocked!

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#10

This Apartment Design

This Apartment Design

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Helen Haley
Community Member
5 months ago

The longer you look, the worse it gets.

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#11

Interesting Staircase Solution For Narrow Houses

Interesting Staircase Solution For Narrow Houses

Welcome to Brazilian engineering. Rules: There are no rules.

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Otter
Community Member
5 months ago

A ladder would be physically easier to climb than that jaggedy excuse for a staircase!

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#12

You’ll Want To Keep This Toilet Clean

You’ll Want To Keep This Toilet Clean

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Bobbie Meyers
Community Member
5 months ago

Just why?

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#13

This Carpeted Bathroom

This Carpeted Bathroom

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Rose the Cook
Community Member
5 months ago

Mildew problem, what mildew problem?

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#14

Think This Belongs Here

Think This Belongs Here

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Cip IESAN
Community Member
5 months ago

The name of the street is "Optimism" or something like this. They are really optimistic: "We fix it! Nothing can go wrong now!".

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#15

We Were Looking At Houses In Baltimore This Weekend And Came Across This Gem. There Is No Mirror In The Middle, It's A Completely Symmetrical Bathroom That 2 People Can Use The Toilet In At The Same Time

We Were Looking At Houses In Baltimore This Weekend And Came Across This Gem. There Is No Mirror In The Middle, It's A Completely Symmetrical Bathroom That 2 People Can Use The Toilet In At The Same Time

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Eva the Egg
Community Member
5 months ago

I thought it was a mirror at first!

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#16

Who Needs A Separate Bathroom Anyways

Who Needs A Separate Bathroom Anyways

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troufaki13
Community Member
5 months ago

Cook -> Eat -> Poop (and you don't even have to leave the room!)

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#17

At Least The Sinks Are Okay

At Least The Sinks Are Okay

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Devil's Advocate
Community Member
5 months ago

It looks like they've fitted a raised floor to sink the bath into, for that special garden pond feeling?

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#18

Step Out Of A Bathtub Down A Flight Of Stairs, Anyone?

Step Out Of A Bathtub Down A Flight Of Stairs, Anyone?

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Couch potato
Community Member
5 months ago

Welp, you wouldn't wanna be drunk...

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#19

Load Bearing Glass

Load Bearing Glass

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Otter
Community Member
5 months ago

Looks like some of the Weasley kids have moved back home, and brought a bunch of grandchildren along...

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#20

Landlord Hung The Microwave, This Is As Far As It Opens Before Hitting The Wall

Landlord Hung The Microwave, This Is As Far As It Opens Before Hitting The Wall

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Jo Johannsen
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5 months ago

That's coming out of your cleaning deposit.

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#21

Martini Bathtub In A Living Room

Martini Bathtub In A Living Room

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Sarcastic Cow
Community Member
5 months ago (edited)

Isn´t that Ditta von Teeses house?

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#22

Horrible Fridge Placement

Horrible Fridge Placement

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Eva the Egg
Community Member
5 months ago

WTF?!!?

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#23

My Friend's Under-The-Stairs "Bathroom" Where The Toilet Is Diagonal And Partially Installed Into The Carpeted Wall

My Friend's Under-The-Stairs "Bathroom" Where The Toilet Is Diagonal And Partially Installed Into The Carpeted Wall

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beastmachine.
Community Member
5 months ago

It doesn't seem like carpet though...

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#24

How Do You F Up Designing A Garage? Like This, Apparently

How Do You F Up Designing A Garage? Like This, Apparently

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beastmachine.
Community Member
5 months ago

Shouldn't there be a failsafe mechanism in place?

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#25

As You Defecate, You Can Watch Over Your Domain

As You Defecate, You Can Watch Over Your Domain

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Kat
Community Member
5 months ago

This title made me laugh so hard.

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#26

Took Care Of The Bathroom Door!

Took Care Of The Bathroom Door!

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Couch potato
Community Member
5 months ago

NO GOD NO

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#27

Wait, You Wanted The Water Taps *inside* The Shower?

Wait, You Wanted The Water Taps *inside* The Shower?

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Couch potato
Community Member
5 months ago

Oh god no

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#28

One Closet. 6 Feet Above The Ground And No Stairs To Get To It. Why

One Closet. 6 Feet Above The Ground And No Stairs To Get To It. Why

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Samantha Alten
Community Member
5 months ago

When I was younger, I used to call any door that was inaccessible for some reason (distance in this case but also size) "Coraline Closets" because of the movie. Lol this post just made me remember that after so many years

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#29

Textured Ceilings

Textured Ceilings

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Too lazy
Community Member
5 months ago

Eww

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#30

Effective Multitasking Space

Effective Multitasking Space

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Kat
Community Member
5 months ago

I wonder if the photo is taken from bed that is also in the same room...

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#31

At Least Water Will Run Away

At Least Water Will Run Away

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Avocadorable
Community Member
5 months ago

At least the car will slide away! :)

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#32

Don’t Mind The Curb

Don’t Mind The Curb

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beastmachine.
Community Member
5 months ago

Garage for humans?

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#33

Imagine Running Out Of Toilet Paper

Imagine Running Out Of Toilet Paper

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~hUmMuS vIbEs~
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5 months ago

That's honestly creepy, like it's a literal dead end.

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#34

Pay £1001 To Watch Your Partner Take A S**t From The Luxury Of Your Bed

Pay £1001 To Watch Your Partner Take A S**t From The Luxury Of Your Bed

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MellonCollie
Community Member
5 months ago

You can also use the toilet simultaneously - it looks like there's room enough for two!

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#35

So Many Questions

So Many Questions

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Helen Haley
Community Member
5 months ago

In the era of covid, not so crazy.

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#36

I Hope This Isn’t Real

I Hope This Isn’t Real

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Bilja M
Community Member
5 months ago

How do you get out of it?

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#37

Go Poop In A Cabinet

Go Poop In A Cabinet

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Serial pacifist
Community Member
5 months ago

Members of the cabinet met today...

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#38

It’s Either A Very Unusable Shower Or An Uncommon Urinal

It’s Either A Very Unusable Shower Or An Uncommon Urinal

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Ryan Deschanel
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5 months ago

This person did not know how gravity works.

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#39

Catch Basin Might Be A Little Small

Catch Basin Might Be A Little Small

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third molar
Community Member
5 months ago

Early morning problems;)

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#40

Nice Tree

Nice Tree

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Hooked
Community Member
5 months ago

That is usually where the body is buried

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#41

Saving Space

Saving Space

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Trillian
Community Member
5 months ago

I would hate to see this in spin cycle

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#42

Wobble And You Do Fall Down

Wobble And You Do Fall Down

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Shona
Community Member
5 months ago

imagine being drunk and trying to go downstairs!!!

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#43

Lamp

Lamp

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MellonCollie
Community Member
5 months ago

That's really cool though.

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#44

Yes It Is It's Bad And Involves Houses

Yes It Is It's Bad And Involves Houses

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NsG
Community Member
5 months ago

Someone didnt notice the crease in the mapped plans....

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#45

Boots On The Ground

Boots On The Ground

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beastmachine.
Community Member
5 months ago

OnE oF A KInD!?!?

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#46

Comes With An Atrium

Comes With An Atrium

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Otter
Community Member
5 months ago

Did... someone get sick of paying for the indoor pool?

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#47

"Everyone Watches You Poop" Housing

"Everyone Watches You Poop" Housing

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Young Minami Kotaro
Community Member
5 months ago

WHY? HOW?

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#48

Excellent Bathtub Placement

Excellent Bathtub Placement

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Devil's Advocate
Community Member
5 months ago

For all those doorway gunfights?

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#49

What Ever The Hell This Is

What Ever The Hell This Is

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beastmachine.
Community Member
5 months ago

This seems as an okay way to save some space

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#50

Architecture And Design In Slovakia

Architecture And Design In Slovakia

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Helen Haley
Community Member
5 months ago

Why does this house have a drive through window?

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