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River House

River House

Now that’s what i call riverfront property!

The Drina River runs the border between Bosnia Harzegovina and Serbia.  The Drina is the main kayaking and rafting attraction of the Balkans.  When you go on a river trip, you expect to see beautiful pastoral countryside. What you don’t expect to see is an oddly placed house in the middle of the river!

Is anyone home?

It doesn’t appear that anyone lives in the Drina River House.  It would make it kinda tough to get to the grocery store.  But that doesn’t answer the question who built it and why?

I’ve scoured the internet trying to find out the answers to my questions, with no luck.  So I pose the question to you: why would someone build a house in the middle of a river?


Last I night I posed the question on Facebook. I promised whoever posted the correct answer first, (with backup link for proof) will get their name cited in the blog.

Congrats Eddie Ortiz on San Antonio, Texas!  He found the right answer. Turns out the house was built in 1968 by kids who needed a place to sunbathe. The website where Eddie found the answer is written in Serbian, but click this link to read the English translation. There is also a pretty cool video that I posted at the top of the blog that shows the house during the flood season.


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4 Comments to “River House”
  1. At least it is zombie proof!

  2. Hmm were there any floods? Perhaps it somehow got washed down stream ?

  3. Mercedes Lackey’s books are so NOT ballet books! They are rlliteengs of folk tales on which some ballets were based. Yes I’ve read all of them.A Dream of Sadler’s Wells and its sequels were my favourites growing up Lorna Hill famously used the letters of her daughter Vicki in writing them (Vicki trained at the Wells), and Vicki as an adult illustrated many of her mother’s books using the name Esme9 Verity. Oh, and nasty cousin Fiona did actually have a Nice Sister, Caroline, who ends up as a Spanish dancer. Not to mention Smoulderingly Fascinating Cousin, Sebastian Jean Estoril (Mabel Esther Allan) wrote the original Drina series in the 1950s and 60s, true, but when they were republished in the late 1980s/early 1990s, she added the final book, Drina Ballerina. It shows videos, Drina being allowed at Grant’s flat Alone but at least it finishes the story.Also there’s Constance White’s non-series ballet stories, Linda Blake’s books about Laura, Jean Ure’s books including A Proper Little Nooryeff, Nicola Mimosa, Dance for Two, etc. etc., Jean Richardson’s One Foot on the Ground and its sequels, and I could obviously go on, and on, and on

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