As a writer in the world of real estate, I am always hard at work, scouring the internet for all the interesting things about real estate around the world.

As you might imagine, there are all kinds of cool real estate inventions, novelties and phenomenons out there that will make you sit back and say WOW.

Since I always get a kick out of these things, I thought I'd share a small collection of them here on the blog.

I hope these entertain you as much as they did me!

1. A Subway Station in Stockholm, Sweden:

Stockholm subway art from r/europe

2 Did you know you can buy paint that conducts electricity?

I was shocked to discover this.

3. Apparently, you can use fire to stain wood.

Pro Tip: Don't try this on carpet.

Using fire to stain wood 

4. Is it just me, or does this building look 2-Dimensional?

Hopefully the wind won't blow it over.

2D building


5. This is a 700 year old home in Iran.

I wonder if the mortgage is paid off yet?

700 Year Old Home in Iran

6. This village in the Netherlands where you commute by boat.

7. Interesting place to put a hotel.

hairpin hotelReddit

8. An oddly satisfying bush trimming machine.

Satisfying bush trimming machine

9. How spray foam insulation goes on.

Looks like a fun job!

Spraying foam insulation

10. This tamarack tree was used as a water main in Detroit (installed 1830 – 1840).

Maybe they could use some of these in Flint?

Tamarack Tree Water Main in Detroit


11. This crazy building in Shanghai.

“You know what really grinds my gears?”

12. Working smarter, not harder.

Moving a ladder to save time.

13. Yep, it's still there.

It's about 350 years old.

14. Glass-bottomed swimming pool on a skyscraper.

Glass bottomed swimming pool on 42nd floor

15. This Perfect Reflection

This Perfect ReflectionReddit

16. This cool door handle, which works in any direction.

A door handle that functions when pulled in any direction from r/INEEEEDIT

17. Yes, this is a real tree.

tree archway entranceReddit

18. This is what it's like inside a wind turbine.


19. In case you didn't know, Crop Art is a thing…

crop art


20. This manhole cover in Weisbaden, Germany:

Manhole Cover Germany


21. Mount Taranaki in New Zealand

Mt. Taranaki


22. The marble steps at the Leaning Tower of Pisa (after 500 years of walking).

The worn marble steps at the Leaning Tower of Pisa. This is the result of 500 years of walking.

23. These hooks held a front porch swing for 80 years – and it shows.

These hooks held a front porch swing for 80 years. from r/Wellworn

24. Here's one way to lay bricks.

Who said work couldn't be fun?

Brick Dominos from r/BeAmazed

25. And here's another way…


26. 3D House Printing is a real thing, and it's coming soon to a town near you.

Did you find any of these things fascinating? Share this blog post with your friends!

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