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It's quite common for children to discuss their dream houses. They conjure fantastic images of all-powerful gadgets, rooms dedicated to desserts, and houses high in the clouds or down at ocean's bottom.


And yet, adults seem to equally prone to dreaming. But their imagined palaces illustrate a clear change in priorities since those earlier years.

A recent Reddit thread asked people to describe their ideal household features and designs.

The resulting list was a wide-ranging list of pragmatic solutions to problems as well as plenty of absurd investments in comfort and leisure.

Butterflies_Books asked, "If you had enough money to build your dream house, what's a strange room/feature you'd include?"

Greenrooms. Greenrooms Everywhere. 

"I really want one of those natural bathrooms, that looks like you just walked into a jungle, everything is stone and steam and plants and sounds of a water fall."

"Or one of those open stair cases where the back wall is completely glass and there's a leafy garden under the stairs."

"Basically just a tropical oasis for plants."

-- YEEyourlastHAW

Middle Earth Snacks 

"I want a hobbit pantry."

"Earthy, timber-stone decor that is climate controlled to be a perfect storage area for wheels of cheese, sausage links and beer."

-- Shangiskhan

Goal-Setting Imagery 

"It's not that strange, but I think an irrationally large number of decisions in my life have been motivated by the desire to eventually have a study with high ceilings and floor to ceiling bookshelves so I can have one of those ladder things that sits against the shelf and have it be justified."

"I would add an octopus tank but I think they live like two years tops and having to bury a pet biennelly seems depressing."

-- Nrussg

Controlled Falling 

"a trap door at the entrance that drops you into the ball pit." -- perfruit_mix

"When I was remodeling my kitchen years ago, I realized my bedroom closet was directly above one of the kitchen pantries. I wanted to build a fireman's pole in my closet so that after changing I could just slide down the pole and then walk out of the kitchen pantry, like, ta-da!"

"I thought it was brilliant. My wife did not. Didn't happen." -- fletchlivz

The Comfiest 

"A bed room. A room that is just a giant bed second or third story of the house surrounded by windows with a glass ceiling/skylights." -- 4RichNot2BPoor

"Have a balcony overlooking the bed room to jump onto the bed from" -- randomly_generated87

"Once google maps satellite images start becoming more detailed people are going to see you doing your kinky sh** through your ceiling." -- PuggerHugger123

Outside Inside 

"A cylindrical atrium at the center, that goes from natural rock and water features at the bottom, with spiral staircases and steps around the outside that lead to a glass roomed sun deck with a hut that overlooks the entire thing."

-- JustABoyAndHisBlob

For the Invading Ships, Of Course 

"I'd definitely install an observatory on top of a spire." -- Tardigrade7point0

"This is 100% what I'd do. My house would be located far away, in a dark sky region. Have all of the lights in the house be smart lights, so I can turn them all off with a single click." -- OSUfan88

"This is my plan. I'm going to custom-build an enormous telescope for it" -- TaskerTunnelSnake

Bring 'Em Back!

"A moat. No one has a moat anymore. Do you not want to talk to people? Pull up the draw bridge!!!! And in the winter you have your own personal skating rink!!" -- Hardlynotpoor

"100% would turn into a lazy river in the summer" -- Magicallypeanut

"Except standing water makes for excellent mosquito breeding grounds. I want a moat, but I also don't want to pay for it in blood." -- ShadyLibidine

Preparing for Cleanup

"Professional kitchen. Hoods, stainless steel everything, floors on a 1° slant and one whole wall is a drain, the works." -- easyroscoe

"A friend of mine has something similar to this, except the whole room slants toward the island where the drain is located in the tiled toe kick."

"He can soak his floor and mop everything into the drain, hit a button to have whatever was in there chewed up via some sort of mulcher. If you didn't know it was there, it just looks like a nice kitchen with some professional appliances." -- not_charles_grodin

PB & J Otter, Anyone?

"Slides. Slides all over the house to get you from any room down to the living room or den." -- hausomad

"We got a VRBO once with a slide. Which the kids loved until we noticed the connections between slide segments were ripping the seats of their pants."

"Worst. Meltdown. Ever." -- jcrewjr

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Have you ever been reading a book, watching a movie, or even sitting down for a fantastical cartoon and began to salivate when the characters dig into some doozy of a made up food?

You're not alone.

Food is apparently fertile ground for creativity. Authors, movie directors, and animators all can't help but put a little extra time and effort into the process of making characters' tasty delights mouthwatering even for audiences on the other side of the screen.

Read on for a perfect mixture of nostalgia and hunger.

AllWhammyNoMorals asked, "What's a fictional food you've always wanted to try?"

Some people were all about the magical foods eaten in the magical places. They couldn't help but wish they could bite into something with fantastical properties and unearthly deliciousness.

Nutritious

"Enchanted golden apple" -- DabbingIsSo2015

"The Minecraft eating sounds make me hungry" -- FishingHobo

"Gotta love that health regeneration" -- r2celjazz

"Pretty sure those are based off the golden apples that grant immortality. Norse mythology I think?" -- Raven_of_Blades

Take Your Pick

"Nearly any food from Charlie and the Chocolate factory" -- CrimsonFox100

"Came here to say snozzberries!" -- Utah_Writer

"Everlasting Gobstoppers #1, but also when they're free to roam near the chocolate river and the entire environment is edible." -- devo9er

Peak Efficiency

"Lembas" -- Roxwords

"The one that fills you with just a bite? My fat a** would be making sandwiches with two lembas breads and putting bacon, avocado and cheese inside. Then probably go for some dessert afterwards. No wonder why those elves are all skinny, eating just one measly bite of this stuff." -- sushister

Some people got stuck on the foods they saw in the cartoons they watched growing up. The vibrant colors, the artistic sounds, and the exaggerated movements all come together to form some good-looking fake grub.

The One and Only

"Krabby patty 🍔" -- Cat_xox

"And a kelp shake" -- titsclitsntennerbits

"As a kid I always pretended burgers from McDonalds were Krabby Patties, heck from time to time I still do for the nostalgia of it all. Many of my friends did the same thing." -- Thisissuchadragtodo

Cheeeeeeeeese

"The pizza from an extremely goofy movie. The stringy cheese just looked magical lol" -- ES_Verified

"The pizza in the old TMNT cartoon as well." -- gate_of_steiner85

"Only bested by the pizza from All Dogs Go to Heaven." -- Purdaddy

Get a Big Old Chunk

"Those giant turkey drumsticks in old cartoons that characters would tear huge chunks out of. Those things looked amazing, turkey drumsticks in real life suck and are annoying to eat."

-- Ozwaldo

Slurp, Slurp, Slurp

"Every bowl of ramen on any anime, ever." -- Cat_xox

"Studio Ghibli eggs and bacon" -- DrManhattan_DDM

"Honestly, any food in anime. I swear to god half the budget no matter what the studio goes into making the food look absolutely delicious." -- Viridun

Finally, some highlighted the things that aren't quite so far-fetched, but still far enough away that it's nothing we'll be eating anytime soon.

That tease can be enough to make your mouth water.

What's In It??

"Butter beer" -- Damn_Dog_Inappropes

"came here to say this. i was pretty disappointed with the universal studio version which was over the top sweet. it was more of a butterscotch root beer. i imagine butter beer to be something more like butter and beer, which wouldn't be crazy sweet, but would have a very deep rich flavor" -- crazyskiingsloth

Slice of the Future

"The microwave pizzas in back to the future two" -- biggiemick91

"I've been fascinated with those for years! They just look so good!" -- skoros

As Sweet As They Had

"The Turkish Delight from Lion Witch & Wardrobe. The real ones I had weren't bad but nothing special." -- spoon_shaped_spoon

"Came here to say this. I know it's a real thing, but I always imagined that it must have been amazing to betray your siblings over." -- la_yes

"You're used to freely available too sweet sweets. For a WW2 era schoolkid, it would have represented all the sweets for an entire year." -- ResponsibleLimeade



Here's hoping you made it through the list without going into kitchen for some snack you didn't actually need.

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