Three Of The World’s Only Coal Houses Are Found Right Here In West Virginia

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.

Address: 73 E 2nd Ave, Williamson, WV 25661, USA
Address: Midland Trail E, White Sulphur Springs, WV 24986, USA