Over the years, houses in West Virginia have been built using all sorts of materials. From animal skin to hollow tree trunks to hand-hewn logs to limestone blocks to brick and mortar — all these and more have been tried, with various degrees of success. But perhaps one of the most unique building materials of them all is coal.

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Did you know about these three unique coal houses in West Virginia? Are you aware of any others?

Coal isn’t the only native building material around — how about this famous resort, which is made completely out of native limestone? Or you can read about one of the famous West Virginia hollow tree-trunk houses we referenced earlier here.

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