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Yee-haw! Whimsical house gets the boot

Yee-haw! Whimsical house gets ...
If the boot fits ... live in it
If the boot fits ... live in it
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The Cowboy Boot House features an impressive-looking spiral staircase that leads to a rooftop deck
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The Cowboy Boot House features an impressive-looking spiral staircase that leads to a rooftop deck
The Cowboy Boot House's second bedroom looks quite low-ceilinged
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The Cowboy Boot House's second bedroom looks quite low-ceilinged
The Cowboy Boot House's utilitarian interior decor suits the whimsical nature of the home
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The Cowboy Boot House's utilitarian interior decor suits the whimsical nature of the home
The Cowboy Boot House features a total of two bedrooms and one bathroom
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The Cowboy Boot House features a total of two bedrooms and one bathroom
The Cowboy Boot House's kitchen
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The Cowboy Boot House's kitchen
The Cowboy Boot House's second bedroom is reached by ladder
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The Cowboy Boot House's second bedroom is reached by ladder
A shot of the Cowboy Boot House's second bedroom
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A shot of the Cowboy Boot House's second bedroom
Stairs to the Cowboy Boot House's second bedroom
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Stairs to the Cowboy Boot House's second bedroom
The Cowboy Boot House has 711 sq ft (216 sq m) of floorspace
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The Cowboy Boot House has 711 sq ft (216 sq m) of floorspace
The boot-shaped part of the Cowboy Boot House is connected to a small bungalow
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The boot-shaped part of the Cowboy Boot House is connected to a small bungalow
The Cowboy Boot House's door
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The Cowboy Boot House's door
The Cowboy Boot House's deck
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The Cowboy Boot House's deck
Bird's eye view of the Cowboy Boot House
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Bird's eye view of the Cowboy Boot House
Bird's eye view of the Cowboy Boot House
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Bird's eye view of the Cowboy Boot House
The Cowboy Boot House
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The Cowboy Boot House
The Cowboy Boot House will reportedly soon have a cowboy hat-shaped neighbor
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The Cowboy Boot House will reportedly soon have a cowboy hat-shaped neighbor
The Cowboy Boot House was completed in 2016
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The Cowboy Boot House was completed in 2016
There's more to the home than the shoe-shaped street-facing annex, and it's joined to a more standard little bungalow that increases interior space
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There's more to the home than the shoe-shaped street-facing annex, and it's joined to a more standard little bungalow that increases interior space
If the boot fits ... live in it
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If the boot fits ... live in it
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You've probably heard the story about the old woman who lived in a shoe, but this fun dwelling offers a chance to try it out for real. Located in Huntsville, Texas, the aptly-named Cowboy Boot House has more room than appears at first glance and actually looks perfectly livable.

There's quite a bit more to the Cowboy Boot House than its boot-shaped street-facing side implies, and the boot is connected to a small bungalow that increases interior space to a total of 711 sq ft (216 sq m) floorspace.

The interior includes two bedrooms, a single bathroom, and a kitchen. A spiral staircase leads to a rooftop deck located on the top of the boot part of the home. One of the bedrooms is accessed by ladder.

Though clearly designed with an eye on the budget, the utilitarian decor suits the whimsical nature of the home well and it includes some nice touches, like the custom cabinetry with boot buckle-style drawer pulls. That said, a house like this obviously isn't for everyone.

The Cowboy Boot House's kitchen
The Cowboy Boot House's kitchen

The Cowboy Boot House was completed in 2016 by Dan Phillips of local building initiative the Phoenix Commotion, which specializes in building small, affordable homes using reclaimed materials while training up unskilled apprentices.

If you'd like to try it on for size, the home is currently available for rent at US$1,200 per month. And if you're wondering what the neighbors will think, don't worry. The Houston Chronicle reports that a cowboy hat-shaped home is planned for next door.

Source: HAR.com via MNN

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