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Tiny House Perched Atop a Rock in the Middle of a River Withstands 45 Years of Floods
Posted By Diane Pham On March 10, 2013 @ 12:31 pm In Architecture,Green Building | No Comments
This tiny home may not look like much but it stands as a true powerhouse, braving decades of abuse from the most unrelenting natural elements. It's perched atop a rock in the middle of the Drina River, near the town of Bajina Basta, Serbia, and neither weather nor water has been able to knock it over. Don't believe us? Check out the jaw-dropping video of the home braving a torrential storm and flooding after the break!
The house was built back in 1968 by a group of boys who wanted a spot to sunbathe while at the river. Rather than settling on the comfort of raw bedrock, they took to constructing a building from wood boards reclaimed from a nearby shed that had been destroyed. Getting the materials  onto the rock was no easy task — the wood was brought over by boat or kayak , and heftier pieces were taken upstream and left to float downstream where they were caught by the boys on the rock. In addition to a sun-bathing deck, the home boasts a small room. While several severe storms and floods have wreaked havoc on the construction over the last 45 years, the home has always been brought back to good repair.
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