Couches and beds inside the house were also built with plastic bottles and the family invented their own way of fusing the plastics together, while retaining the symmetrical design. Building a home from scratch isn’t a walk in the park but having an idea of how you want it to look like, and working with pros for your security needs such as Home Brands can make the task easier. If the homes listed above are not to your taste, why not check out The House Shop’s wide range of homes for sale and to rent. :). Previously, where modern ruins and abandoned houses stood in a two block area, there is now color and interest. The World's 18 Strangest Homes: Gallery As homeowners begin shifting toward more sustainable, off-the-grid, DIY habitats, more personal, unique homes are inevitable. Every year, Neverwas Haul does the rounds of the local art fairs and festivals. They’re pretty tasty when flavoured properly, but the bones get on your nerves after a while. Earth has some truly wacky creatures that will surely make your jaw drop. But, the one that scares me the most is the upside down house. Due to the immense costs of demolishing, transporting or deconstructing structures and buildings, upcycling is seen as a modern way to create "green" housing, though in many cases extensive (and expensive) renovation may be required. We can now be at one with nature and all for the reasonable cost of $61 a night. Aside from saving money, staying in this home for days can become your ticket to connecting with nature, and finally get rid of stress. Voted up and interesting!! Built around a small artificial lake are nine “Earth Houses” that look like hobbit holes, containing modern apartment-like interiors, each including a modular kitchen and luxury bathroom. The building has also been compared to M.C Escher’s piece ‘Relativity’. Unfortunately, the house was demolished in 2009 as it crowded prime grape real estate in the local area and would have cost £50,000 to dismantle and transport (Lego refused to pay). Voted up, awesome and interesting. Do you see that grey column in between those two buildings? Glad you enjoyed my hub and I hope you liked the background info and stories behind the houses ;). After reading through your hub, I can't stop thinking about the Hằng Nga Guesthouse in Vietnam. Its seems as though Frank most certainly reached his target. Overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, Palais Bulles features an open air amphitheatre, a reception hall which accommodates 350 seated people and a garden, pool and ponds on 8,500m2. Before the Vikings, communal toilets were built away from the house and large groups often attended the toilets together against the cold. 1. Sim Jae Duck, mayor of Suwon and Chairman of the Wold Toilet Association, was born in his grandmother’s bathroom and decided to dedicate his life to healthy ablutions, water conservation and improving global access to clean, efficient and working sanitation. As you might have guessed, it's really hot in the Australian desert, so the folks of this city have taken their homes underground. (I don't think I'd be comfortable living in most of these, though.). Typically served whole and roasted or in a casserole, guinea pig is said to have a similar flavour to rabbit. Sleeping in one is supposed to be a really relaxing experience. For those of us who are a bit vain, this mirror home in rural Holland would give you a totally different perspective on living in a home. Ben Zoltak from Lake Mills, Jefferson County, Wisconsin USA on May 20, 2015: Great essay, incredible! The upside down house is so cool but I'm afraid I'd be nauseous in there. 2. Fun hub to read. Tourists can visit the house by appointment. 16 of the most unusual properties If there's one place you don't expect to see a shark, it is in a residential street in Headington, Oxfordshire. The Kettle House was originally built to be a convenience store, but never opened for business. Cash strapped property developer Daniel Bond spent over £11,000 and many months to convert this disused double decker bus into a residence for him and his wife. At 1800 square feet, Monte Silo House is a comfortable weekend residence for its owner and his grandchildren, who enjoy sleeping in “Bed In A Box” cubbyhouse beds featuring stereo sound and a flat screen TV. OK, so it’s technically a studio but comes with standard home fittings and HUGE sliding doors so you can enjoy the sunshine. I think. This sustainable living home was built in the far reaches of Norway by Benjamin and Ingrid Hjertefolger. The Boeing 727 House, a weird house in Benoit (Mississippi, USA).The plane set Joanne Ussary back $2,000.00, cost $4,000.00 to move, and $24,000.00 to renovate.The stairs open with a garage door remote, and one of the bathrooms is still intact. Built into a hillside to blend in with its natural surroundings and provide unobstructed views of the alpine local scenery, Villa Vals is located near the famous thermal springs of Vals. Ah heck I love all of them! I'm curious to know how it looks. German engineer Ulrich Müther and architect Dietrich Otto created it in 1968 and Ulrich renovated it again in 2004. These nest homes are used as forest getaways or beach homes in California. Here we … Or, if you didn't follow the link in the intro, check out last year's The 10 Most Insane "Sports" From Around the World . ps. Known as the traditional houses of Iceland (as they date back to Viking times) these turf houses were the result of a difficult climate combined with a lack of other materials available. The can be fitted out before being taken to the site so one or two days and they will be ready to live in. In addition to the 70 amazing houses around the world that we’ve featured before, here are 15 jaw-dropping examples of architecture from a decaying wooden skyscraper in Russia to a mushroom-shaped home in Cincinnati that looks like it was custom-made for Dr. Seuss. Consider this a public service: The 50 Weirdest Foods Containing two stories and three toilets, Duck’s toilet shaped house is the only toilet themed house in the world and cost $1.1 million to build. I agree with you Marlene, here is a strange but true fact. The 50 WEIRDEST foods from around the world "Guinea Pig"..... we use guinea pigs in all sorts of medical tests and experiments, which is far worse. The 40 foot version can be picked up at a reasonable price, about £2000/$3000 for a used one. This visually iconic home is the brainchild of avant garde deisgner Pierre Cardin. Did you come across Keetwoman in Amsterdam. This rock house was built by Imam Yahya (an Islamic spiritual leader) in the 1930s as a summer home and offers amazing views from the top for tourists. His goal was to design a modern, compact home with an abundance of light deep within a busy, university town. Again, Japanese architects Yuusuke Karasawa offer this split level design to evoke the simplicity of layered interior design. The rusted roof has been replaced with a wooden one, the windows have been replaced, air conditioning has been added and a mailbox has been erected at the front. I would love to plan a trip specifically to see many of these houses. The Kettle House is named because it looks like a tea kettle and also inspires the tale about the tea kettle which floats during a flood (The Voyage Of Poppykettle). He even has space for a balcony too. Really well researched and written. Rancho Burrito in East Austin comes complete with a bedroom, kitchen and a wood-burning hot tub (!) I look forward to the next installment. 50 Weird Laws From Around the World. Not for claustrophobics, Jakub Szczesny’s Keret House in Warsaw is the world’s narrowest building. Jan 30, 2019 - Time to take a trip around the world and delve into all the weird foods our species like to chow down. Designed as a personal experiment by Stephen Turner, the “Exbury Egg” was intended to be an art installation but turned into Stephen’s home on the water. They are strong enough to accommodate up to 8 people and usually require a ladder to enter. Statues of lavatorial exercises surround the house and tourists can even buy souvenir poo. All aboard this well thought out conversion. Time Magazine described the project as “the worlds most beautiful job” and is regarded as A Place to Visit Before You Die by the Smithsonian. The property market can be a very confusing, expensive and time consuming game, with some people looking for alternative methods to living in traditional homes. Great! The ergonomic egg shape bobs lightly on the tide and is moored by ropes, making it an ideal mobile floating home. When there is rain, the conical shape of the beehive keeps the interior dry. Imagine coming home after a few to many beers and seeing the upside down house. I have a collected a lot of the photos on my pinterest boards but loved reading about these out of the box creations. While these houses do not seem built to solve generic problems like those in the modern architecture category, they do solve dreams for their creators. I have been to see #19 in Montreal, Canada (we're not part of the USA btw, guessing that was just a typo,) and they are very cool. CrisSp from Sky Is The Limit Adventure on July 08, 2015: Good job in putting all this together! The saying ‘Everything is bigger in Texas’ might not be entirely true. Nadine May from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa on February 19, 2014: Wow that is for now my favorite hub for this Wednesday morning. :). A professor at Huston-Tillotson University created this trash house to show the impact of sustainable living for the future. Due to begin construction in 2014, the Citadel building is the first floating apartment complex in the world and is one of six of the “New Water” developments in the polders of the Netherlands. Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on May 20, 2015: Loved reading this! Rumoured to have a maximum width of 122 centimetres, this house really does brings a new meaning to living within your means. Explore the possibilities for unusual homes and weird houses from some of the world's most creative architects. In recent times, the wine vat homes have been received much controversy, with many immigrants saying that they do not feel safe and secure inside and they have no access to running water or gas. I'm definitely pinning this one. And the spirit nest...that would be lovely to have. While you probably won’t find any of these weird and wonderful homes on our website, you can definitely find a wide selection of more ordinary properties to rent on TheHouseShop.com! That's a compliment:). Some of these are old favorites of mine. This home was built for Islamic leader of Yemen, Imam Yahya. Inspiring collection, well thought out and written, kudos! The mad property was built by Tony Alleyne but was handed over to his ex-wife following court proceedings. In some instances, there are doors fitted into the boulders. From the outside, the gleaming surface of this geodome reflect… The house is intended to be a visiting guest and play house and the unused section functions as a gardening shed. Architect Robert Bruno spent 23 years designing and building this steel home from 1973 until its completion in 2006. Depending on your needs, you can book your stay in these homes when travelling, or use these homes as inspirations for your own in the future. The interior is also fully furnished, except for it being upside down too! Yep, it’s that underground. Some cultural traditions around the world are widespread and adopted by one and all, like celebrating Christmas and birthdays, and then there are some that are quite strange or interesting and practiced only by a niche group of people. Don’t be fooled by its very retro design, this house is most certainly not stuck in the past. Many of them needed extensive research just to find out their official names and locations. Wow... What an amazing hub. Not only has that hub totally absorbed and distracted me for the last lordy knows how long - aside from the superb content it is a phenomenal achievement of 'hub architecture' in itself! In 2007, he rebuilt his house in the shape of a toilet. John Hansen from Queensland Australia on January 22, 2014: Wow suzanne, what an amazing hub. I really enjoyed that- have ticked and thumbs-upped and will now tweet. Or how about a completely transparent house, or one that is a spitting image of the Flintstones' cave? Weird and wonderful designs from the masters of unusual architecture. Wherever you live, you're guaranteed to find some inexplicably weird laws around the world that you can't imagine any police officer enforcing with a straight face. Although I studied and lived in Brighton for a bit, I don’t think I’d want to reside on its sea bed, observing the numerous discarded supermarket trolleys and crisps packets that ravage its murky, seafloor. Situated on 23 acres, with views of the Serrano Valley, the Boney Mountains, the Channel Islands and the Pacific Ocean, it is still seeking a buyer. Interesting indeed and I enjoyed it! Search. The number 13 is avoided like the plague by many architects with countless buildings around the world omitting a 13th floor. And in doing so, asked a handful of some of my favourite travellers for the weirdest-strangest-exotic foods they’ve consumed during their travels around the world. The exterior is made from chunks of polystyrene coated in a light resin. Dixon plans to add an elevator instead of a staircase and system that will use water from the Grand Union Canal to heat and cool the tower. Today, some people still live in the rock homes and tourists are welcome to stay in rock hotels and take a hot air balloon trip across the Göreme Valley. The foundation was made of flat stones, upon which was built a wooden frame which would hold a few layers of turf. The property is designed on the footprints of the property that previously resided on the location but has obviously been modified. Well done. Thanks for sharing this eye candy and information about the homes. At the highest level of the communal cave was found a two storey stone house, featuring furniture which may have belonged to the leader of the tribe. Its large window gives fantastic views of the waterfront. Of interest are chimney-like towers in the house, which bring light and ventilation into the interior. Deep in the wilderness of this quiet, secluded Oxford village, you will find a home with bite. The Witch's House and other mysterious homes around the world Daniel ... California is hands-down one of the world's weirdest homes. Wonderful job! For the last decade, it has been maintained but not lived in. There is also a shower and sink. While many of us are probably wondering just what the architects of these houses were thinking, it goes to show that there are many ways of thinking about housing and thinking outside the box certainly produces some serious eye candy. It took me ages to track down Habitat 67 when I didn't know its name and I almost gave up, but then stumbled upon it by accident. Nichol marie from The Country-Side on April 13, 2015: Wow great hub voted awesome, i love all this unique houses. Although we are living in the 21st century, some communities are still stuck with old-age traditions. The building cost roughly around $1.1 million and features an amazing rooftop balcony. Learn some strange customs celebrated here. FlourishAnyway from USA on January 25, 2014: Absolutely fantastic! Maybe this name is because when you come back from this place you do not feel well anymore. Continue reading and discover how unusual can be the name of a place. I love seeing how other people live, and it helps make me feel creative with my own dwelling space. In 2007, Mayor of Suwon Sim Jae-Duk designed this bog-shaped gaff to commemorate the founding of the World Toilet Association. >> When you’re done being grossed out, read these more pleasant (I promise!) A removable dock was built to the egg to allow entrance. Voted up and it's awesome . They built this rustic looking wooden home but kept in plenty of light with huge windows surrounding the property, along with the originality of the local farming town. Using water pumped through submerged pipes as a cooling technique, it is estimated that the Citadel is 25% more energy efficient than if it was built on land. I was looking for the Hobbit's in the Earth House Estate. writers can assure you that picture is worth of thousand words, so just take a look. I enjoyed each and every house for different reasons. So you have decided to sell your home. Monsanto has not changed in hundreds of years and was given a heritage status by the Portuguese government, preserving a village-sized living museum of these prehistoric style houses which are still in use today. There were so many beautiful nature inspired homes, I had to cull about another 40 from my list as the world is full of inspirational examples in this category. My favorite are the ones like hobbit homes made from cob. Due to the success of Earth Houses, Vetsch Architecture is creating and building many more such mini communities in Switzerland and Germany, using similar techniques. Patricia Scott from North Central Florida on February 09, 2014: Wow, all it takes is an imaginative and creative mind and our 'dream' home can become a reality. Hippo Point, Lake Naivasha, Kenya. 9) Drying paint watcher: Bird Nest Soup (Southeast Asia) You can’t use just any bird’s nest to create this strange dish; they’re specifically created from edible nest swiftlets. Ever wondered what it's like to live like a multi-millionaire? Being a "home guy" this is right up my alley. The title pretty much sums this place up…. Christian Müller Architects and SeARCH designed the villa, which has a smart interior and is available to rent for tourists to Therme Vals. BigBlue54 from Hull, East Yorkshire on January 29, 2014: I have been trying to find some house here in the UK which were cut out of the living rock. There are even round beds to match. Looking for egloo style on April 23, 2016: Looking for egloo house small and compact mad in TX. I still can't imagine staying the night in this home. The world is a weird and wonderful place. Consider this a public service: The 50 Weirdest Foods With 10 themed guest rooms, the house is open to tourists. They had left the controls on the crane so when they wanted a change of scenery they just started up the engine and moved to somewhere else. Their uniqueness, and the persistence of the people building them in realizing dreams, make the world a far more interesting place for the rest of us. When the people started being attacked during toilet trips, the indoor lavatory was invented. The site of a disused nuclear bunker from the 1950s, built to protect politicians from the threat of nuclear war, was transformed into this luxury modern-living apartment. We don’t mean to ‘violet’ your sight with this ‘embellished’ image but this majestic home in Hillingdon has an interior composed purely of purple colours. 50 Weirdest Homes From Around The World; Page 5754. The boulders form the walls, floors and roofs of the stone cottages. Here, FEMAIL gives you a … The property market can be a very confusing, expensive and time-consuming game, with some people looking for alternative methods to living in traditional homes. Wow-di-wow! This was an amazing hub. Antti Lovag is still designing unusual houses at 90 years of age. 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