10 of the weirdest homes in the U.S.

  • Léopold Lambert/The Funambulist blog

    (MoneyWatch) Would you ever consider living full-time in a Cold War missile silo? How about in a set of orange cement domes reminiscent of the Flintstones' house or a building designed to defy death itself?

    Repurposed spaces inspire some architects and homeowners to reimagine what a home can be. Others are influenced by scientific breakthroughs -- or cartoon characters -- to solve domestic problems and create homes that embrace the unconventional.

    Here are 10 quirky houses that will make you question what's normal.

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