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This misshapen adobe colored house, located in Villa de Leyva, a colonial mountain village 95 miles north of Bogota, Colombia, was built by Columbian architect Octavio Mendoza. It was built entirely out of clay and baked in the sun. No steel or cement or other reinforcing materials were used. The 5,400-square-foot house is claimed by Mendoza to be "the biggest piece of pottery in the world."

The house features two floors with lounging and sleeping areas equipped with beds, tables and chairs also made from locally sourced clay and fired in a kiln. There is a fully functional kitchen with dishes, jugs and vases all fashioned from the same material. Solar panels provide hot water for showers, and bathroom toilets and sinks are decorated with colorful mosaic tiles.

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Photo credit: Bert Vulpius/Panoramio

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