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UploadedFebruary 9, 2008
TakenFebruary 9, 2008
MakeCanon
ModelCanon EOS 5D
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More appropriately known as the Tsui house, this house was supposedly based on the Tardigrade, a tiny aquatic arthropod, and is thought to be incredibly strong from an engineering standpoint.

The weirdest thing about this place though is that it is on a standard issue, unassuming Berkeley street. It is just bungalow after bungalow and then there is this awesomely weird place that looks like a house from the 80s cartoon The Snorks.

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  • Rachel Mckinnie

    Rachel Mckinnie gave props (9 Feb 2008):

    Now THAT'S a house.

  • Kirsten Alana

    Kirsten Alana said (9 Feb 2008):

    I agree, THAT'S a house!

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (10 Feb 2008):

    Nice shot! At first it seemed weird....but then, it is Berkeley!

  • Clint Spaulding

    Clint Spaulding said (10 Feb 2008):

    it makes me think a family of seamonkeys live there...

  • Joshua Blankman

    Joshua Blankman gave props (20 Feb 2008):

    What a fantistically awesome little housing thing :-P Now that's the kind of house I want to live in.

  • Leslie Eagle

    Leslie Eagle said (22 Feb 2008):

    That's great! Since you have an eye for the strange, I have a challenge for YOU ;)
    Can you find and photograph and tell us about the cave house? I saw it on TV once and can't find anything on it online now. An immigrant bought some infertile land, always dreamed of having an orange orchard, decided not to give up on his dream. The soil deep down was more fertile, so what he did is carved out an elaborate cave house. And planted his orange trees underground but letting the trees grow up through the "roof" of his cave. From the top it looks like a bunch of dwarf trees. I thought this was in California!?!
    It’s like hide and seek …go get it, baby!

  • Paul Cloutier

    Paul Cloutier said (29 Feb 2008):

    Yeah, I am pretty sure you are talking Forestiere Underground Gardens in Fresno.
    http://everywheremag.com/places/25
    We dont have any photos of it yet on everywhere but i think there are some on flickr
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/mister_goleta/207730474/
    I'll try and get down there some weekend and get some shots of it.

  • Sean-Michael Gettys

    Sean-Michael Gettys gave props (13 Sep 2009):

    awesome photo and story. It DOES look like a snork house! And it reminds me of Berkely which I used to love tooling through with my Grandfather as a child.

  • Andrew Dutton

    Andrew Dutton (Deleted) gave props (4 Dec 2012):

    My son who works as the Google Doodle artist lives in Berkeley, great photo!

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