Did you know that there is a town that is entirely built of waste? Really, there are people who call it their home. This list consists of 10 strange little towns. You can look inside now!
10. Holland Town China – Europe in China
Many world cities have a Chinese neighborhood. But it is also the other way around! The idea was born of emergency: in 2001, something had to be done to accommodate the growing population. By using other building styles, more living space has arisen. Just outside the center of Shanghai are the neighborhoods ‘Holland Town’, ‘Paris Town’, ‘Spanish Town’ and ‘Thames Town’. In the latter district you will find facilities such as a church, a pub and the well-known red-colored phone cells. And in Holland Town, its channels were dug and windmills were placed.
9. Kodinhi India – Empire of the Twins
Do you know the agreement between Cândido Godói (South America), Igbo Ora (Africa) and Kodinhi (Asia)? Nowhere in the world are more twins born than in these three villages. There are people who claim that the high number of twins in Cândido Godói is the result of Joseph Mengele’s experiments.After the fall of the German Empire he has settled here. It is very different in Kodinhi: India is known as the country with the least twins. Then it’s very strange that there are so many walking places in one place! In 2009, 220 twins were counted in Kodinhi, and only 2,000 families live!
8. Slab City California – The last free piece of America
Slab City is located in the middle of the desert in California. In the past, a military base had been established. Campers are now around the old barracks. There are an average of 100 people in this city.During the winter, the number goes up to 3,000: Slab City has an unprecedented appeal on winter lovers from all over the country. They feel at home in what they call “the last free piece of America”.Here there is no flowing water available. It also lacks sewerage. The campers determine their own rules. And those seem to work fine.
7. Huaxi China – China’s richest village
Characteristic of the city of Huaxi, east of Jiangyin, is the huge skyscraper. Although there are higher in China, Huaxi enjoys world-famous reputation. Once the building was set up to provide housing for the then inhabitants. From the 1960s, the village of a farming village transformed into a high-tech city! The steel and textile factories shone like mushrooms from the ground. All residents are shareholders of the town that is also a company. And every resident currently has a minimum capital of 100,000 euros.
6. Drvengrad Bosnia – the movie decor
When a movie is recorded, the doors of the buildings are often closed. Or is the complete decor broken down. That did not happen after the film ‘Life is a Miracle’ was completed. The complete set has stopped! Film director Emir Kusturica decided to make an artistic community. Anno 2015, Drvengrad is home to many families. They include a private library, a gallery, a cinema, a church and a gym. And they open the town to movie fans: this brings back money to the annual Küstendorf Film and Music Festival.
5. Malana India – the mountain city
Malana is a small village located in the Himachal Predesh Mountains in India. Here the inhabitants lived completely isolated from the outside world in recent decades. They do not use state facilities such as running water and a sewage system. They also determine their own living rules. Malana is seen as a portrayal of democracy. The people live there of sheep and goats. Since 2009, Malanese have allowed tourists in their village. However, they must adhere to strict rules: they must not touch the houses, the food and the inhabitants.
4. Miracle Village Florida – The Town of the Sequence
Can you imagine a village without children? And yet, there is such a place to be precise in Florida. In Miracle Village there are only sex offenders. According to the Florida law, these people can not travel within 300 meters near children. Since the delinquents have to live somewhere, they are housed in Miracle Village. Previously, this area offered shelter to the workers of the US Sugar Company. To keep all temptations out of doors, anyone who has ever committed violence and drug abuse has denied access to Miracle Village.
3. Center for Innovation Testing and Evaluation New Mexico – The Test Village
The Center for Innovation Testing and Evaluation (CITE) has yet to be built. It is being built to test new infrastructure technologies. Then you can think about innovations in energy recovery and transport systems. The village consists of houses, roads and schools. Only people do not live! CITE is located in the New Mexico desert.
2. The Villages Florida – Disneyworld for retirees
The Villages in Florida offers shelter to a large group of retirees. To make sure that the child does not get to bed, they have set some rules. For example, no people under the age of 19 may live. And children may spend up to 30 days a year. If you think the retired people are behind the geraniums then you are wrong. Last year, 68-year-old residents were in the news because they had sex in a public place. The elders are also guilty of driving under influence.
1. Coober Pedy Australia – The Invisible City
The strangest city is in Australia. Where then, do you wonder? About 846 kilometers north of Adelaide.But when you’re there, you’ll see nothing. Coober Pedy is underground! In 1915 this mining site was built. Since that time, Coober Pedy has developed into one of the world’s leading global suppliers.Here, therefore, many people work. But it’s bloody here! To make it as comfortable as possible, they have built underground houses. Complete with kitchens, bathrooms and televisions. At a later stage, amenities such as a bar, shops and a church were added.
Top 10 Strange Small Cities