Zillow is a holy database of “more than 110 million US homes for sale, for rent, and those ones that are not even on the market.” Now, keeping in mind this number, imagine the chances of stumbling across a property listing that transgresses the borders of common sense, practicality, and something as basic as taste. You say high? We say, tremendous.
Thanks to the new fan-favorite Instagram page “Zillow Gone Wild,” we now have this hand-picked collection of seriously odd real estate findings that'll make you look twice, thrice, and think of something nice to say about it. Because many times, money can get you a mansion, but it won’t buy you taste.
525,000 followers are in for a daily treat of zillionaire-approved Zillow listings and trust me, each one seems better than the previous one. From the real-life Flintstones house and mushroom house unit to a $399,900 house featuring all the planet’s windows, and a roof house that looks how it sounds, 100% pure roof, the listings are ready for some cringe treatment.
Yes This Home Actually Has Underwater Scuba Tunnels (With Fossils). $10,900,000
The Alien Home. $225,000
Bored Panda reached out to the creator behind the “Zillow Gone Wild” Instagram page, who prefers to stay anonymous and let their project speak for itself. The idea came after they noticed a lot of weirdly interesting homes out there on Zillow, “like homes with bowling alleys, indoor pools, jail cells.” The author said that “one particular home had a mining shaft,” which took the craziness to a whole new level.
The creator believes that such unusual home designs are the result of a “combination of taste and money.” “In these more rural areas, it seems cheaper and more feasible to do different things too. But it seems like the more eclectic the object is, the harder it should be to sell it.”
“For me, it’s been fun to see all the interesting homes that are out there. I’m surprised at how many people have built actual castles and how many insanely large mansions there are in places like Utah and Ohio.”
When Life Gives You A Sale On Paint, You Get As Much As You Can. $1,398,000
And when it comes to their followers, the author of “Zillow Gone Wild” said that the page is still pretty new and constantly evolving, but people come in for the “surprise” of crazy home selections. “So I basically try to give them that kind of experience with the carousel format,” they said.
As for the strangest listing the creator of the page has seen so far, they said it was “this one with all the strawberries in the bunkers.” Meanwhile, to the question of whether they'd like to live in such an insane Zillow villa, the Instagrammer answered jokingly: “I’d worry about having to vacuum all of that space.”
The Jesus Home. $1,479
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