The Berkeley Fish House

Hot! In House Hunting
Uploaded 9 Feb 2008 — 13 favorites
Spotlight This! Enter Shoot Out
Login Required

To add items to your favorites you must login.

Already have a JPG account?


Need to create a JPG account?

JPG+ Required

Collections are a JPG+ feature. You must be a JPG+ member to create new collections and to add photos to collections.

Sign up for JPG+ to start using collections now!

© Paul Cloutier
Views 3621
Likes 2
Favorites 13
Comments 9
Would you like to also give a props comment to the photographer?
All dislikes require a comment. Please tell us why you do not like this photo.

More of Paul Cloutier’s Photos

  • The Fish House
  • The Berkeley Fish House
  • Biosphere II
  • The Titan

Submitted to House Hunting

  • The Berkeley Fish House
  • Old Farmhouse
  • Rudolph House St. Louis, MO
Photo Info
UploadedFebruary 10, 2008
TakenFebruary 9, 2008
ModelCanon EOS 5D
Exposure1/1600 sec at f/5.6
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length28 mm
No categories yet.
No tags yet.

Q: Can you please tell me how to cancel my JPG+.

A: Do you know?

Photo license: © All rights reserved

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.

9 responses

  • 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.
    We dont have any photos of it yet on everywhere but i think there are some on flickr
    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!

To add your comment, Log in or sign up!

Please Login or Sign Up

You must be logged in to enter photos into JPG Shoot Out contests.
Login or Sign Up