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9 Wacky Old Houses That Are Like Something From Out of a Fairy Tale!

There are so many old buildings that just capture the imagination. Log cabins with odd additions or thatched roofs come to mind, but what about living inside a giant tree stump? These quirky old structures are unlike anything you’d see today – outside of an amusement park that is! But here’s the thing, folks actually lived in these houses once upon a time.

9 Wacky Old Houses We Would Have Loved to Visit!

Barrel house in Tonopah, Nevada. Early settlers made buildings of whatever materials they has on hand. A replica of this building was later constructed at Knott’s Berry Farm. Via/ Flickr

9 Wacky Old Houses We Would Have Loved to Visit!

Early settlers in Washington. Cedar stump residence, circa 1901. Via/ Library of Congress

9 Wacky Old Houses We Would Have Loved to Visit!

Same house as above from another angle. Via/ Flickr

9 Wacky Old Houses We Would Have Loved to Visit!

Slope-sided house in Ottawa believed to have once been a former water tower. Via/ Flickr

9 Wacky Old Houses We Would Have Loved to Visit!

Former-professional baseball player and preacher Billy Sunday’s ranch, photographed 1910s. Via/ Library of Congress

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