As movers in Boulder CO, we’ve heard of some strange places that people live. We’ve also scoured the Internet to compile a list of odd cities and places that you may find bizarre, but some people are happy to call home. If you’re in the mood for a new town, or a new home, take a look at these top strangest places to live — and call us if you need long distance moving company help.
Miyake-Jima, Japan: Miyake-Jima is a small island in Japan that’s complete with water, sunshine, and all of those things that make an island great — there’s just one caveat. This island is literally toxic. The volcano that sits on the island spews sulphuric gas that’s toxic most of the time. Residents are required to wear gas masks, and to carry those masks everyday. So, why would someone live there? Because the Japanese Government pays people a monthly stipend to live, survive, and record information about the island. Creepy!
Kowloon Walled City: Kowloon isn’t far from Hong Kong in China, but it couldn’t be more unique. This walled city looks like something from the set of a horror or sci-fi movie, but people actually lived inside of the city until some 30 years ago. Kowloon was a lawless land inhabited by outsiders that didn’t want to obey laws. After a while of letting the people of Kowloon live inside of the city, the Chinese Government finally tore it down, and forced all of the outlaws to move.
Lily Dale Assembly: In upstate New York is a community of mediums, healers, and those that talk to the dead. The town of Lily Dale is where you want to go for a reading or workshop on anything spiritual or past-life related. Right now, there are more than 200 inhabitants, but thousands pass through this town regularly.
Slab City, California: This is an old abandoned Marine base that’s actually turned into a city of sorts. The people that live in Slab City state that it is the “last free place on earth,” and there are no rules or laws in the city. In Slab City, there are no sewers, toilets, or any other town amenities (no running water either), but plenty of RVs and people looking to live completely off the grid.
Coober Pedy, Australia: At first glance, you might not see anything when you try to find this town. That’s because Coober Pedy is actually underground. Residents live in caves and inside of dug outs in this part of the Australian Outback. Why? Most people went to Coober Pedy in search of Opals, and wound up living underneath the ground because living about the ground was so hard to do due to harsh living conditions.
Chefchaouen: This Moroccan town was painted a pale blue (against white walls) by Jewish settlers that came to the town in the 1930s. The town is aglow in a blue haze, and it’s a popular tourist spot because of the blue hue.
Colma, CA: There are more graves and gravesites in Colma than there are living residents, but that doesn’t bother the 1800 or so people that live in the town.
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If you’re looking for full-service moving companies in Fort Collins to help you move to anywhere on the planet, make sure to call us for a rate today. Whether you are moving to an underground town or to one of the most populated places on earth, we can help you get there — and just in case your stuff won’t fit into your cave, we offer storage solutions in both Fort Collins and Denver too.