These New Zealand houses have left the Internet stumped.

Many believe the homes are sinking or are faulty in some way.

However these homes are as sturdy as they come and the appearance of them sinking is just an optical illusion.

This is Baldwin Street, in Dunedin, and it’s earned a place in the Guinness Book Of World Records for being the steepest street in the world!

People come from all four corners of the globe to snap a pic of themselves standing on the impossibly steep gradient and if they get the angle right it can sometimes look like the houses are sinking.


whaat?! #steep #illusion #perspektive #baldwinstreet #dunedin

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You wouldn’t want to live up the top of this hill with no car!

Source Daily Mail