No Boring Box Homes Here

A country built on a firm belief in individualism? Tell that to the housing developers who stamp out look-alike houses like factory widgets. If you live in one of these habitats you might be suffering from BBF, or "boring box fatigue."

The cure? The resolve to "strike out and stick out."

Some homeowners in the U.S. and Great Britain are doing just that by personalizing their house exteriors in ways that can only be described as highly individualist (see left).

Two excellent photo galleries feature an assortment of these unconventional homes. The first, from Telegraph.co.uk is appropriately titled "Bizarre Painted Homes." Another, on Powersiteblog.com features "Strangely Painted Homes." Have a look.

I applaud their determination to make a statement against the ordinary.

But...