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article imageTiny Serbian home balances on a rock for 45 years (video)

By Anne Sewell     Mar 8, 2013 in Travel
Bajina Basta - In 1968 a group of youngsters went swimming in the Drina River in Serbia. They wanted a place to rest, found a rock in the center of the river and placed some boards. Eventually this grew into a tiny house which has weathered the storms for 45 years.
The tiny, one room home has stood the test of time, against winds, water and weather. It is located on a rock in the center of the Drina River, close to the town of Bajina Basta in Serbia and has become quite the tourist attraction.
Building on their initial few planks of wood, the youngsters have created a wonderful one-room home. They transported all the parts and supplies they needed using boats and kayaks. Larger pieces were merely placed into the water, sent downstream and captured as they floated past the tiny construction site.
The website for the Drina River calls it the "House on the Drina River Island" and describes it as "a unique oasis of nature, [an escape] from the constraints of civilization."
Tiny one room house built in 1968 by young people on the Drina River in Serbia.
Tiny one room house built in 1968 by young people on the Drina River in Serbia.
Over the years the little house has survived everything that nature can pound it with, including several floods, one of which can be seen in the video below. Some wonderful photos can be viewed on the Drina River website, or on this blog.
What a wonderful place to visit on a hot summer's day!
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