What lies outside of cookie-cutter neighborhoods and “Suburbia?”  Where do the retired hippies and rebels live?  They live in a mushroom house near Rochester, a spinning dome of a home  in New Paltz, or a Guitar-shaped house in Georgia.  These homes pay tribute to hobbies, interests, and old TV shows and literature (like Dick Clark’s Flintstone-inspired home or the Hobbit home in Vermont).  But owning a piece of strange real estate comes at a price– many of the homes are priced at over $500,000.   With more and more people putting their (strange) interests both inside and outside the walls of their home, one must wonder where these real estate ventures will go next: perhaps to Hogwarts!  To read about these quirky homes, see this link.