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18/03/2013

Holiday home looks like topple hillside

Balancing Barn

(From Daily Mail) This building may look like a health and safety nightmare, teetering over the edge of a hillside.

But the Balancing Barn is safe as houses.

The 100ft-long hotel sits atop a mound of earth near a Suffolk nature reserve and even has a swing dangling below its hanging end.

The half of the building that hovers over the ground is made of lighter materials than the other, so there’s no need to worry about tipping the balance. A concrete core keeps things sturdy.

The modern house, which sleeps up to eight people, was designed by Dutch firm MVRDV and is available for holiday hires through Living Architecture, a non-profit rental firm.

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