A roof is the perfect place to build a house — you've got a view, and often you're hidden from the street. Here are pictures of some of the craziest and most astonishing rooftop homes around the world.
Photo by Color China Photo/AP.
A little red Victorian house on top of the Penfield Manufacturing Company's factory in Syracuse, New York
(via Amy Dreher/luluinnyc)
(via New York Times)
Every single square foot is marketable in China's second largest city, even it is atop a shopping mall.
(via China Daily)
A Chinese doctor named Zhang Biqing has just spent the last six years constructing this $2.4 million (illegally built) villa, but the 10,000 square foot complex is now slated for demolition.
(via South China Morning Post)
The Trailer Park of Grand Daddy Hotel with Airstream trailers on the roof in Cape Town, South Africa
(via Grand Daddy)
These sheet-metal shacks (range between 100 and 300 square feet) were extremely cheap, the rent was only HK$1000-2000 instead of HK$28,000 for a 218 square feet one.
(via Ephemeral New York)
Fallen Star, a miniature house of Do Ho Suh on top of a seven-story building of University of California in San Diego, 2011
(via Apartment Therapy)