Whether you’re looking for a place to call home or simply want to get some inspiration for your next renovation project, you’ll want to check out these 12 weird and wonderful homes from around the world.
From a house that floats on water to one made entirely of glass, there’s sure to be something here that will catch your eye! So, without further ado, let’s take a look at some of the most unique homes on the planet.
1. Transparent House in Tokyo, Japan
This house is a unique blend of tradition and modernity. With its transparent roof and walls of all rooms, either it’s living or dining room, you can watch the sunlight bounce through it as if playing peek-a-boo with your guests. The design was created by Sou Fujimoto Architects, who were inspired by treehouses from older times.
2. Toilet Shaped House – Suweon, Korea
World Toilet Association has created a functional and stylish toilet to bring attention to the world’s sanitation problems. Haewoojae means “a place of sanctuary where one can solve their worries.”
3. Pierre Cardin’s “Bubble House”, Théoule-sur-Mer, France
Palais Bulles is a unique villa in the Caribbean. It was designed by Antti Lovag, an architect who sought to include natural flowing elements into his design and was inspired by how people lived centuries ago.
With an open-air amphitheater, reception hall which can accommodate 350 people at one time, and 8500m2 for gardens including pools and ponds, you’re sure not to be bored.
4. The Steel House, Lubbock, Texas, USA
Even the most talented architects cannot go wrong when it comes to creating art. That is why Robert Bruno created such an impressive and iconic piece with his Steel House project in Texas.
When the Steel House was first built, it took 110 tonnes of steel to create a 23-year construction period and an architectural sculptor who wanted something more exciting than just flat land for their design.
The building may have seemed boring at first glance, but look closer-you’ll find that some attractive artistic looks make it one of the world’s weirdest houses.
5. Upside Down House, Trassenheide, Germany
This house is a part of the World Upside Down Project, built by Polish architects Klaudiusz Golos and Sebastian Mikiciuk. The living space design allows visitors to see everything from an alternate perspective that may be easier for them in their everyday lives because it challenges what we know about gravity.
6. The Mushroom House – Perinton, New York
This modern, creative home was built between 1970 and 1972. Although it may look like something from another time, this home is modern and luxurious. The design features a whimsical appearance that incorporates mosaics in its decorating patterns and an unusual structure.
The mosaic tiling for flooring throughout the property’s design patterned after Queen Anne’s lace stems. The look of the real estate property is quite weird, but it’s indeed one of the weird houses.
7. The Hobbit House, Wales
This photographer’s home is a perfect example of how you can make your dream house come true with natural materials and only $5200. It could be just what the Telamarborist was looking for, someone who wants their own little Hobbiton right in Middle Earth. The house also promoted the concept of sustainable living and building.
8. The Mother Goose House, Kentucky
This house is a fascinating example of architecture from the 1930s. It was built as an egg-shaped dwelling and has green shingles with flashlight lights eye sockets on top. It makes for quite possibly one disturbing sight when seen at night time.
In previous years this building served multiple purposes before becoming stabilized today so that visitors can enjoy tours inside while learning more about its history.
9. Star Trek Voyage House, Hinckley, Leicestershire
With a futuristic design reminiscent of Star Trek, this house is the ultimate in space exploration. Tony Alleyne built the beautiful property, but he lost it to his ex-wife in a legal issue.
You’ll feel like the captain of your very own ship as it pirouettes around and sounds out across an unknown galaxy with LED light displays that are perfect for enjoying. Overall, a great local landmark and weird concerning the theme.
10. The Winchester Mystery House – San Jose, California
Sarah Winchester, the widow of Adam Browning, after his death in 1881, began building this Queen Anne Style Victorian mansion in his memory. It is renowned for its size and architectural curiosities. The lack of any master plan or architects involved with the construction process results in numerous oddities like doors leading nowhere.
Also, windows overlook other areas yet are too small to see through them when standing at floor level. Stairs have different sized risers depending on where you are positioned within your room. With this weird and unusual stuff, it’s a great place to visit.
11. Heliodome, Coswiller, France
The Eric Wasser bio-climatic solar house is a 3D sundial that tracks the sun’s path in its daily cycle, capturing and storing energy for free heating during winter months while also cooling your living space.
Wasser’s dream of an environmentally friendly dwelling has been fulfilled with the Heliodome. The locals are uncertain about this architectural oddity, claiming it looks like a spaceship house from another planet or dimension.
12. Keret House, Warsaw, Poland
Keret House is a unique home for writers that can be squeezed between two buildings in the center of Warsaw, Poland. Polish architect Jakub Szczesny created the design. And it’s meant to provide temporary residence where nobody spends too much time in one place. This tiny space has already become an iconic symbol with tourists coming from all over Europe, being the narrowest house in the world.
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There are so many strange homes out there, and we’ve only shown you a few of them. It’s hard to say which is the weirdest home in the world because many other houses have their own interesting stories.
If you want to see more mesmerizing buildings or find some inspiration for your next design project, check out this list and remember that it doesn’t matter how weird your house looks as long as it’s beautiful on the inside.
We hope you enjoyed this walk through the world’s weirdest homes. Did any of these make your top list?