We humans are curious beings, especially when it comes to taking a peek at other people’s homes. So when Alyssa Farles posted a video on TikTok giving her followers a mini-tour of the house, it quickly went viral. She started by showing off the most impressive things—a hidden cabinet, a little movie room, a modern kitchen gadget. But apparently, people think that the “coolest” part of it all is… a black toilet.

Her clip gained more than 16.1M views and inspired other TikTokers to create similar videos using her original audio. Hundreds of people weighed in, one-upping one another with the most surprising things they have at home.

From breathtaking views of the Eiffel tower to indoor tube slides and airplane simulators, here are some of the best submissions Bored Panda has collected to feed your curiosity. So continue scrolling and make sure to upvote your favorite ones!

Alyssa Farles posted a video giving her 71.5K followers a mini-tour of the house which kicked off a new trend on TikTok

@afarlesOne thing guests always think is so cool #areyoureadyforit #why #housetour♬ original sound - farles

She started by showing hidden cabinets and interesting places, only to say that people always think her black toilet is the “coolest”

Image credits: farles

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Toni
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7 months ago

genius

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It’s somewhat thrilling to catch a glimpse of others’ private spaces that are usually hidden from strangers’ eyes. You can’t help but feel intrigued by the amazing views, huge pools or unexpected movie rooms and libraries.

Whether it’s visiting a friend’s apartment for the first time or watching a celebrity’s house tour, most of us catch ourselves scanning every single corner of their place, trying to find out the truth behind the objects and their owners. It appears that questioning the sense of home is closely related to the feeling of belonging on this planet. 

“How we design our living spaces, and the extent of our ability to do so, speaks volumes about our sense of self-worth and our value in relation to others,” environmental psychologist Adeola Enigbokan told Architectural Digest

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Ronit Mohan
Community Member
7 months ago

A LIBRARY!? I LITERALLY NEED THIS!!!!!!

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Mimi La Souris
Community Member
7 months ago

hate you (grumpy now) :D

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There’s a reason why we are so interested in looking at pictures or videos of other people’s personal belongings. It not only serves as a mental diversion from our uneventful everyday lives, but also “touches people’s experiences of immigration and asylum, exclusion because of gender or sexual identity, rising and falling in class, fear of living alone for the first time after a divorce, and so on.”

Genevieve Garruppo, an interior-design photographer, added that we want to know how others live because we enjoy being the spectators. We look at designs in total amazement while trying to see ourselves—or who we could be—all at the same time.

“Not necessarily in an aspirational way, because good design isn’t always about being able to afford the most expensive things: It’s about making your personal space feel like an idealized version of yourself,” she explained.

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Caro Caro
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7 months ago

This is the coolest thing ever!

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Ronit Mohan
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7 months ago

Weeeeeeeeee

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Humans have always been a social species, so our interest in others is only natural. According to Anne Chappell, a senior lecturer at Brunel University London, our own stories are formed by the exchanges we have with other people’s lives. Because of the pandemic and the sheer boredom most of us felt under lockdown, this curiosity seems to be reaching new heights. 

While such voyeurism may seem nosy and intrusive, it has some positive effects too. Observing others can help us process the difficulties we face today. We can learn how to react and how to adapt to the changes in our society. Chappell said that looking at other people’s stuff is an act that is often unconscious on our part. 

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"Yea Im obsessed w my bathroom. BEFORE ANYONE SAYS IT, you can’t see in from outside"

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Eric S.
Community Member
7 months ago

Yeah that's what the sales guy told you and you believed it!

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Mazer
Community Member
7 months ago

Where are the wonderful house plants??

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We’re not doing it because we wish to come into contact with things that are private or prohibited, rather because it helps us make sense of the world around us. “All the stories that we encounter directly in person with other people—and those we read about and see about and hear about and engage with—are all having some kind of impact in shaping our shared understandings of society,” Anne Chappell explained. 

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Ronit Mohan
Community Member
7 months ago

I NEED THIS

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Nixxy
Community Member
7 months ago

That would be unused by me, way too freaky!

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Social media platforms are extremely widely used. They can be considered one of the main methods to temporarily escape our daily lives and get in touch with other humans. During this pandemic, many people feel lost, and this way they get the opportunity to be connected again. 

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Mimi La Souris
Community Member
7 months ago

very nice space saving

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Ronit Mohan
Community Member
7 months ago

The dog

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Soggy Crumpet
Community Member
7 months ago

Beautiful!

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Of course, it’s not the same as the interactions we have in real life, but when you’re scrolling through your friend’s feed or watching videos of strangers’ homes, you’re unintentionally trying to make sense of the world: “We’re always looking to the Other because we’re storied beings—because we make sense of our lives in relation to others.”

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Eric S.
Community Member
7 months ago

Missing here is a picture of the house where this is located which I imagine it is modeled after, a lovely "mise en abîme"

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Soggy Crumpet
Community Member
7 months ago

Very serene

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ravina nimje
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7 months ago

Cleaning must be disaster.

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Dead Panda
Community Member
7 months ago

Extremely common with outdoor shower in hot countries

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Armand Lu
Community Member
7 months ago

when your dad is a fireman and your mom is a str!pper

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Kathakdancer
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7 months ago

wish i had that!

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Eric S.
Community Member
7 months ago

Beautiful, and just the right size for your keys and phone to fall through... But the style is flawless

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Eric S.
Community Member
7 months ago

So you want shark with lasers in there, and a trapdoor in the room above.

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Ashley Lynne
Community Member
7 months ago

Would never leave ❤️

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tw 72
Community Member
7 months ago

Very nice!

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Eric S.
Community Member
7 months ago

So now we know what happened to Disneyland's Tiki Room after it got dismantled

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Not-very-graceful
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7 months ago (edited)

WAIT WHAT IS THAT- ARE THOSE KOI? I'M SO LOST-

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Sue Hazlewood
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7 months ago

Huh?

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Toni
Community Member
7 months ago

this is no home. this is a vacation spot

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Indoor 3000 Gallon Saltwater Pond

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Ashley Lynne
Community Member
7 months ago

But why though

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Dead Panda
Community Member
7 months ago

I assume canadian guy needs this :D

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Serial pacifist
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7 months ago

Dead animals, dimmed lights, dark colors. This looks not enjoyable for my taste.

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Walking On Sunshine
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7 months ago

Preppers

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Mark Howell
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7 months ago

Would be unused by me, the only Jim I know is a plumber ;o)

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Lucky
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7 months ago

So the remote is for putting a girl in the room?

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Mazer
Community Member
7 months ago

That fake grass is so disgusting. A couple of friends got excited and put it in without research. Micro plastic bits flake off (no good), it traps moisture becoming nasty smelling (no good), it breeds bacteria (yup, getting removed ASAP).

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You can literally eat everything.

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Hi, I'm Mars!
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7 months ago

I wouldn't eat anything that's had shoes on it 🤢🤮

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Chen Xu
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7 months ago

Dream of any Aviation Geek

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