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10 Most Unusual Houses in the World II

Possibilities in architecture, like in all other things, are limited only by imagination. There are more than just a few examples of said claim. So we thought we would expand on the subject and provide our readers with a sequel to our first list of unusual house designs. Tell us, which one of the following would you want to live in?

Compiled below is a list of the 10 most unusual houses of the World. Do share your thoughts in comments section.


Toilet House

Toilet House

Located in Suwon, South Korea, this lavatory-shaped house is rightly known as “Haewoojae” which is Korean for “sanctuary for alleviating one’s anxiety”. For anyone in need of a WC, the house provides relief with four deluxe toilets. The house was built by Sim Jae-duck, chairman of the organizing committee of the Inaugural General Assembly of the World Toilet Association.

The Sphere

Sphere House

Home to Lucas Longo, this red Spherical abode is located in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The house has three levels, all connected via a spiraling walkway. Everything inside the house – from the doors and windows to the custom-made furniture – is rounded.

Gold Pyramid House

Gold Pyramid House

Built by Jim and Linda Onan in 1977 atop a natural spring in Wadsworth, Illinois, the gold pyramid house is 6 stories tall with a roof made entirely of stainless steel plates electroplated with 24 karat gold. A tri-pyramid structure on the side serves as a three-car garage. A 64 foot tall statue of Ramses-II stands guard outside the house.

Hobbit House

Hobbit House

Built by Simon Dale in Wales, United Kingdom, this “low impact woodland home” wasn’t purposely designed to replicate J.R.R. Tolkien’s description of a Hobbit’s habitat. Embedded into a hillside, the house uses mud, stone and grass to reinforce and shelter its foundation.

Spaceship House

Spaceship House

They are out there. Not as far as you’d think though. This white UFO lies in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The house was built in 1970 by Curtis W. King (late). Among its features is a button controlled, retractable staircase, three bedrooms, two baths and a retro-futuristic interior.

The Upside-Down House

Upside-down House

This unusual house was designed by Polish businessman and philanthropist, Daniel Czapiewski as a symbol of “wrong-doings against humanity”. Built in the Polish village of Szymbark, the house serves as a major tourist attraction. The topsy-turvy design even includes furniture hanging from the ceiling.

Bubble House

Bubble House

Architect Antti Lovag’s Bubble House has been labeled an historic monument by the French Ministry of Culture. The avant-garde home was built along the coast of the Mediterranean in Tourettes-sur-Loup, France. In addition to the sweeping view, the design features an exotic garden at the center, complete with a waterfall and stream.

Everingham Rotating House

Rotating House

Brainchild of Luke and Debbie Everingham, this octagonal rotating house is located near the Australian town of Taree, amidst breathtaking views on all sides. The house can rotate a full 360 degrees on command with the help of two 500-watt motors and 32 outrigger wheels in about half an hour on the fastest settings.

Hovercraft House

Hovercraft House

Architect Bart Prince built this unique house as a personal residence for himself in 1983 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The upper, craft-shaped level of the house features windows providing a sweeping solar inlet whereas the lower level is hidden behind earth sheltering.

Cookie Jar House

Cookie Jar House

This giant cookie jar was designed by John Dobbins and built in Glendora, New Jersey in 1947. The design is quite similar to the Sphere. In this case, however, the three-story house has a spiraling staircase running along the center instead of a walkway.

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  1. February 21, 2012 at 1:51 am

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