A balcony enlarges the living space and range of activities possible in a property without a garden or lawn. If you have one, a little attention can turn it into a really cool hangout spot. Or go crazy with it.

For example, you can turn your balcony into a solar power plant. Or a spaceship. What's that I hear you say? It's impossible? Believe me, that's just scratching the surface.

Bored Panda has collected a list of images of the funniest and weirdest balconies we could find on the Internet, and they're so ridiculous, I don't know if we should demolish them or declare architectural heritage. Enjoy!

#1

Chow Chow With His Own Balcony

Chow Chow With His Own Balcony

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Lorraine Geater
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3 weeks ago

Brilliant !!!!!!!!!!!!!

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#2

Finally Found Some Furniture To Fit My Balcony

Finally Found Some Furniture To Fit My Balcony

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Mihai Mara
Community Member
3 weeks ago

This takes the saying "it's the small things that count in life" to a whole new meaning :)))

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#3

Got A Little Carried Away By Indoor Plants

Got A Little Carried Away By Indoor Plants

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Dorothy Parker
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3 weeks ago

George, George, George of the Four D, friend to you and me.

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Conceived in Persia and Egypt, the balcony had a specific ceremonial function, similar to that of the pulpit, which also was a hierarchical one: it made the presence of someone prevail over the masses underneath the balcony. But over time, the balcony and its older sibling, the terrace, took on new functions and purposes.

During the pandemic, for example, the balcony has solidified itself as a communal device. Remember when everyone was confined to their home as governments imposed strict lockdowns? Then you probably also remember when people rediscovered the balcony as a link to the outside world and a way to connect with their neighborhoods at a time of forced isolation.

#4

This Cat Ladder

This Cat Ladder

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Losferatu
Community Member
3 weeks ago

Functional AND beautiful!

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#5

Balcony Inspections Are Coming Up Again At My Complex

Balcony Inspections Are Coming Up Again At My Complex

Our balcony rules at my apartment complex are draconian, but far be it from me to break them. I'm a responsible renter. And no, he's not coming down after Halloween.

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engineer_nope.avi
Community Member
3 weeks ago

It did say "Pet items and holiday decor only". It did not say "when can a holiday decor be up".

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#6

The View Of My Balcony Before And After They Removed A Tree

The View Of My Balcony Before And After They Removed A Tree

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Antonia
Community Member
3 weeks ago

that is a real shame

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Quarantined Italians, for example, had taken to their balconies to sing the national anthem in unison, launch fireworks, belt out opera and applaud medical workers in an effort to boost the country's collective morale.

Many of these public pandemic practices had quickly spread around the world and when most areas across the globe were under some form of state-mandated, social-distancing measures, balconies from Madrid to Mumbai, Chicago to Zhejiang and Hamburg to Alexandria were suddenly taking center stage and reminding people of the importance to look outside, to realize they weren't alone in this.

#7

Includes A "Private Balcony." It's Just A View Of The Wall Of The Next Building

Includes A "Private Balcony." It's Just A View Of The Wall Of The Next Building

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jjdubs W
Community Member
3 weeks ago

VERY private!

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#8

Wtf Is Going On With This Balcony?

Wtf Is Going On With This Balcony?

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Mihai Mara
Community Member
3 weeks ago

Pole dancing sessions the whole neighborhood can watch

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#9

My Neighbors Made Their Balcony Into A Pirate Ship

My Neighbors Made Their Balcony Into A Pirate Ship

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Dorothy Parker
Community Member
3 weeks ago

Love this!

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In Western culture, the balcony has made quite a name for itself; one of the most famous and romantic scenes in Western literature, from Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, was played out on this platform. Also, it was on a balcony in Cape Town where a newly-freed Nelson Mandela looked out upon the masses and promised a new chapter in history. And it is from a balcony in the Vatican where the Pope still blesses millions of believers each Sunday.

So does all of this mean you can make your balcony home to a fake horse skeleton? Probably not. But I can understand why it inspires you to express yourself.

#10

Balconies?

Balconies?

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Mihai Mara
Community Member
3 weeks ago

Must be in a sports campus. Parkour to get to the balcony!

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#11

Spaceship Balcony

Spaceship Balcony

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engineer_nope.avi
Community Member
3 weeks ago

That actually looks cool ngl.

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#12

What About These Solar Panels, Mounted On The Balcony?

What About These Solar Panels, Mounted On The Balcony?

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jjdubs W
Community Member
3 weeks ago

Words fail me!

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#13

Funny Balcony (Paris, France)

Funny Balcony (Paris, France)

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Mihai Mara
Community Member
3 weeks ago

"How to avoid people leaning on the handrails"

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#14

Will The Balcony Resist The Weight?

Will The Balcony Resist The Weight?

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jjdubs W
Community Member
3 weeks ago

Scary parenting!

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#15

One Person Gets A Balcony

One Person Gets A Balcony

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Mihai Mara
Community Member
3 weeks ago

I guess it's easy to spot who is the richest person in that building

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#16

My Buddy And I Found A Tiny Useless Balcony

My Buddy And I Found A Tiny Useless Balcony

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engineer_nope.avi
Community Member
3 weeks ago

Doll house balcony

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#17

There Is No Way To Get To This Balcony

There Is No Way To Get To This Balcony

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troufaki13
Community Member
3 weeks ago

There is, if you can parkour!

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#18

Balcony Is A Fake

Balcony Is A Fake

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engineer_nope.avi
Community Member
3 weeks ago

"Step outside our balcony and you'll be falling over for the breath-taking scenery."

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#19

Meanwhile, Somewhere In Yevpatoria, Crimea

Meanwhile, Somewhere In Yevpatoria, Crimea

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engineer_nope.avi
Community Member
3 weeks ago

All jokes aside, seeing that really scares me. Knowing the Crimea situation, it's even scarier.

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#20

The Upstairs Balcony Looks A Little Unfinished

The Upstairs Balcony Looks A Little Unfinished

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jjdubs W
Community Member
3 weeks ago

Scary unfinished!

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#21

Balconies Without Any Windows Or Patio Area

Balconies Without Any Windows Or Patio Area

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troufaki13
Community Member
3 weeks ago

Please give an award to whoever designed this! The most useless feature on a building award!

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#22

Privacy, Please

Privacy, Please

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Dorothy Parker
Community Member
3 weeks ago

Pretty heavy load for a balcony.

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#23

The Creepiest Balcony Ever

The Creepiest Balcony Ever

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engineer_nope.avi
Community Member
3 weeks ago

In Mother Russia, you don't stare at balconies, balconies stare at you.

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#24

I Have No Words

I Have No Words

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engineer_nope.avi
Community Member
3 weeks ago

This is nice...until it starts raining.

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#25

This Pointy Balcony

This Pointy Balcony

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TheRandomBorger
Community Member
3 weeks ago

Cool

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#26

This Grille On The Balcony

This Grille On The Balcony

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La Petite Morte
Community Member
3 weeks ago

That's awesome and I'd put that on my balcony in a heart beat!

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#27

Birdcage Balcony In Ukraine

Birdcage Balcony In Ukraine

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engineer_nope.avi
Community Member
3 weeks ago (edited)

Birds: "Hah, how DOES it feel now?!"

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#28

DIY Balcony

DIY Balcony

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Brad Pitt
Community Member
3 weeks ago

Not bad but not safe either.

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#29

This Climbing Wall Under My Friend's Apartment Balcony

This Climbing Wall Under My Friend's Apartment Balcony

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jjdubs W
Community Member
3 weeks ago

No security issues, there!

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#30

The Worlds Smallest Balcony

The Worlds Smallest Balcony

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Birgit M
Community Member
3 weeks ago

This is deep.

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#31

There Is No Way On To This Balcony

There Is No Way On To This Balcony

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Mihai Mara
Community Member
3 weeks ago

The 18th century ghosts living there have no problems getting to that balcony.

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#32

The Future Is Now!

The Future Is Now!

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Brad Pitt
Community Member
3 weeks ago

Looks pretty cool!

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#33

This Balcony

This Balcony

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Doubleheader
Community Member
3 weeks ago

WHY!?

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#34

This Is A Perfect Balcony

This Is A Perfect Balcony

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Kat
Community Member
3 weeks ago

You can dry clothes there, or smoke outdoors. Immensely useful :D

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#35

You Can Put Glass Windows On Your Balcony Or You Can Just Wait For Winter

You Can Put Glass Windows On Your Balcony Or You Can Just Wait For Winter

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Dorothy Parker
Community Member
3 weeks ago

The upstairs neighbor waters their plants. A lot.

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#36

Pointless Balcony

Pointless Balcony

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Sum Guy
Community Member
3 weeks ago

You can clearly see that the door was removed and a wall put in place

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#37

Balcony For A Cat

Balcony For A Cat

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Miss Cris
Community Member
3 weeks ago

That's actually nice. However, humans could use it, too.

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#38

This Building's Balconies

This Building's Balconies

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Lorraine Geater
Community Member
3 weeks ago

fire escape/access 100%

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#39

This Balcony In Liverpool

This Balcony In Liverpool

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Lorraine Geater
Community Member
3 weeks ago

The building might be 'listed' and therefore not allowed to remove anything from the original features. You would think though................

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#40

This No Use Balcony Expansion

This No Use Balcony Expansion

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Birgit M
Community Member
3 weeks ago

An extra balcony for pigeons. Cute!

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#41

Bulgarian Architects Are World Leaders In The Industry

Bulgarian Architects Are World Leaders In The Industry

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Dorothy Parker
Community Member
3 weeks ago

It's not always the architect. Sometimes its the builder.

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#42

This Unusual Balcony In My Neighborhood

This Unusual Balcony In My Neighborhood

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Sam Mix
Community Member
3 weeks ago

It's a Murphy balcony

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#43

Rent Is Higher For This Apartment Because It Has A “Balcony”

Rent Is Higher For This Apartment Because It Has A “Balcony”

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Mihai Mara
Community Member
3 weeks ago

You misspelled "fence"

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#44

This Apartment Complex With One Extended Balcony

This Apartment Complex With One Extended Balcony

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Candace Alagappan
Community Member
3 weeks ago

That's one lucky person...

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#45

The Story Of One Balcony

The Story Of One Balcony

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Jo Johannsen
Community Member
3 weeks ago

The Little Balcony That Could.

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#46

At Least One Guy Got A Balcony

At Least One Guy Got A Balcony

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jjdubs W
Community Member
3 weeks ago

Yeah, but it was DIY......

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#47

How Do You Get In This Balcony?

How Do You Get In This Balcony?

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Jo Johannsen
Community Member
3 weeks ago

And once in, how do you get out?

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#48

Super Useful Balcony In Spain

Super Useful Balcony In Spain

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Candace Alagappan
Community Member
3 weeks ago

They were probably planning to have a room or 2nd storey up there.

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#49

The Exterior And Interior Might Have Been Mixed Up

The Exterior And Interior Might Have Been Mixed Up

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Candace Alagappan
Community Member
3 weeks ago

I'd love to see this after it rains!

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#50

The Perfect Place For A Balcony

The Perfect Place For A Balcony

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Dorothy Parker
Community Member
3 weeks ago

Planter. Good for bougainvillea.

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