The movement to minimalize stuff continues to grow especially in Illinois. If this is a lifestyle you either aspire to or embrace, I found a teeny tiny place available in Mattoon. The question is could you really fit your life into a 160 square foot space?
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. If the beholder happens to be a former or present convict, I have found what they'll likely consider to be a very beautiful potential home. It's a former Missouri detention center that also happens to be quite historic.
If you believe that the world is heading toward a catastrophe, perhaps it's time to prepare for a worst-case scenario. If that's your worldview, I found an underground Missouri bunker that's ready for someone to survive the end of days in style.