What you’re looking at is a five story modular home clinging to the side of a cliff in this conceptual design by Modscape. Yes, it’s exactly how it sounds.

The Cliff House is a design response for Emma and David, a couple who approached Modscape to explore design options for a holiday home on an extreme parcel of land they own on the south-west coast of Victoria, Australia. Inspired by the way barnacles cling to the hull of a ship, a concept was developed for a modular home to hang off the side of a cliff as opposed to sitting on top of it. The home is visualized as a natural extension of the cliff face rather than an addition to the landscape, creating “an absolute connection with the ocean.”

As the design itself would make conventional construction prohibitive, the concept utilizes a modular design and prefabrication elements consisting of a series of stacked modules that are anchored into the cliff face using engineered steel pins. So if that sounds good to you, you should inquire as well! Entry to the home is through a carport on the top floor, where a lift vertically connects you through each of the descending living spaces.

PS – the 2nd and 3rd levels would be where my nightmares who play out – that’s where the living quarters are…

Cliff House by Modscape.