It's got a mailbox, a front door, a cute little front porch, and... an N-registration number. That last detail is important, apparently, if you want to create a real-life flying house inspired by the floating house in the Pixar film "Up."
My Modern Met explains that the lighter-than-air house was created for an upcoming National Geographic Channel series called How Hard Can it Be?, and that it flew like a champ:
Yesterday morning, March 5 at dawn, National Geographic Channel and a team of scientists, engineers, and two world-class balloon pilots successfully launched a 16' X 16' house 18' tall with 300 8' colored weather balloons from a private airfield east of Los Angeles, and set a new world record for the largest balloon cluster flight ever attempted. The entire experimental aircraft was more than 10 stories high, reached an altitude of over 10,000 feet, and flew for approximately one hour.
Lots more photos at My Modern Met. Wonderful.
Photos: National Geographic