Comments on: Why you can’t buy a unique house A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 By: Mbuna Tue, 09 Nov 2010 00:48:51 +0000 I had a similar problem some years ago trying to buy a Geodesic dome house in California (and a real beauty at that). It was listed as “non-standard” construction and as soon as any mortgage broker saw that they wouldn’t touch it with 10ft. pole. Fortunately we had 80% of the money needed for the house and I was able to put the balance on a 0% credit card promotion and kept transferring it to different credit card promotions for a couple of years until I paid it off. When we sold the house a little over 4 years ago, the mortgage for the buyer was not a problem then. Now that things have tightened up I see it’s back to how it used to be.