A seclud­ed house on the Dri­na Riv­er in Ser­bia has attract­ed curi­ous trav­el­ers from all over the globe after an image of the house was pub­lished in Nation­al Geo­graph­ic in August last year. The tiny house stands on a tow­er­ing rock in the mid­dle of the Dri­na Riv­er, near the town of Baji­na Bas­ta, Ser­bia. The city lies in a riv­er val­ley on the east­ern edge of the Tara Nation­al Park. The beau­ty of the house was cap­tured by Hun­gar­i­an pho­tog­ra­ph­er Irene Beck­er in August. The draw­ing soon became a hit on the Inter­net. Despite the fact that the struc­ture has only gained its recent fame, it has been ris­ing above the water for 40 years.

house in the middle of the river

Entry relat­ed to place: Europe

The house was built in 1968 by a group of young guys who want­ed to build a place to relax. Since the rock itself was not the most com­fort­able place to sun­bathe, they dragged some boards from a neigh­bor­ing ruined barn. The fol­low­ing year, the boys raise the roof and walls and car­ry out their plan. They used boats and kayaks to trans­port mate­ri­als. Larg­er pieces were sim­ply float­ed a few miles upstream, and then caught against the rock.

house in the middle of the river

The house was destroyed sev­er­al times dur­ing the flood, but each time it was rebuilt.

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