Most likely you've seen a picture of this house all by itself on the bowl-shaped top of an island. This place really exists, even though you are forgiven for thinking it was Photoshopped. But the stories that go along with the picture are mostly untrue.
It is not located on Iceland’s third largest island. It was not a gift by the government of Iceland to its most famous pop star, Bjork. The house is not a hoax created using PhotoShop. And it is not inhabited by a secretive billionaire, nor by a religious hermit, nor by a paranoid recluse intent on surviving a coming zombie apocalypse.
In fact, technically, it is not a house at all.
It's a hunting lodge on Elliðaey Island off the coast of Iceland. Once, people actually lived there, and you can read the history of the island and its community at Spot Cool Stuff. -via the Presurfer
(Image credit: Flickr user Chris Zielecki)