Top 5 Exotic Hobbies Worth Checking Out

It’s a myth that exotic hobbies can be pursued only by the rich. That’s untrue guys. Some people like to take up exotic hobbies just for the heck of it. If you are on the lookout of some exotic hobbies, here are a few options for you.

Restoring vintage cars

Restoring vintage cars

1. Restoring vintage cars

Not only do we find vintage cars exotic, but even the hobby of restoring them sounds like a pretty exciting activity. 'Who said women can't pursue this hobby. My husband Matt teaches me the ropes of the automobile and I become his assistant in restoring my grandfather's vintage car' says Joanna, 38. And guess what? You'll end up getting lots of attention from your friends, family and neighbors too.


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Keeping tarantulas as pets

Keeping tarantulas as pets

2. Keeping tarantulas as pets

This is kind of eerie but hey, it's surely an exotic hobby. The good thing is that tarantulas are easy to maintain as pets and they can be tamed very easily. They're not as dangerous as they look. You can simply pick them up, place them in your hand and they'll start walking about as if they're in the garden.


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GPS Treasure Hunting

GPS Treasure Hunting

3. GPS Treasure Hunting

This exotic hobby comes straight from a thriller book. Apparently, people all over the world hide their treasures inside the ground to set up a mystery game. And you would be to go around the world to find it. 'A friend of mine told me that they were taking a trip to Bali because their GPS showed a large possibility of hidden treasure being buried there' says Carol. Mind you, this can also be done locally or nationally.


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Bonsai pruning

Bonsai pruning

4. Bonsai pruning

Have you ever seen those trees with stunted growth? They're not actually stunted. The art of growing trees that have a physical appearance of a plant is called Bonsai. Bonsai plants are extremely expensive if you go out in the market to buy them. You'd have to formally train yourself in the art of Bonsai pruning to be able to pursue this exotic hobby.


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Bladesmithing

Bladesmithing

5. Bladesmithing

We recently found out more about this exotic and unusual hobby from a friend of ours. 'My passion is to use metalworking techniques to make a variety of knives, swords, blades and daggers. Although I picked this up as a hobby a few years ago, I've now converted it into my profession' says Sierra, 42. She showed us a variety of blades made by her and her husband at her shop. This is what exotic stuff is made of.


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  • Restoring vintage cars
  • Keeping tarantulas as pets
  • GPS Treasure Hunting
  • Bonsai pruning
  • Bladesmithing

Are you tempted to pick up any of these options? We assure you that you’ll end up being the talk of the town if you do. Well, if that’s your purpose of picking up an exotic hobby, then why not?

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