Strange And Unusual Homes From Around The World

Strange And Unusual Homes From Around The World

Hey there, fellow online home design enthusiast! If you're anything like me, you've probably scrolled through countless articles featuring the same old cookie-cutter homes. Yawn, right? Well, fear not my friend, because I've got a treat for you! Get ready to have your mind blown by some of the wackiest, wildest, and downright weirdest homes from all corners of the globe. Trust me, you won't want to miss this!

Tokyo’s Modern Transparent House

Listen up folks, 'cause we're about to take a trip to Tokyo, Japan, where you'll find one of the most unique houses on the planet! Say hello to "House Na", the transparent wonder designed by Sou Fujimoto Architects. It's like a grown-up treehouse, complete with spacious staircases for chillin' with your homies. With three levels and plenty of natural light, it's a real gem...but wait, there's a catch. Unless you're into exhibitionism, you might want to steer clear of this glass house.

Giant Seashell House

Get ready to have your mind blown, people! The Nautilus House, AKA the Giant Seashell House, is straight out of a sci-fi flick. Designed by Javier Senosiain of Arquitectura Organica and built in Mexico City in 2006, it was made for a family who was over traditional homes and wanted to live in harmony with nature. The inside of this shell-shaped wonder is like something out of a dream. We're talking circular couches, colorful mosaic tiles, and a trippy journey deeper and deeper into the shell with every room you enter.

The Upside-Down House of Trassenheide

The Upside-Down House of Trassenheide, built in 2008 by Polish architects Klaudiusz Golos and Sebastian Mikiciuk, is located in a German seaside resort and part of an art project called "The World Upside Down." And boy, do they mean it - this house is completely flipped, including the furniture. So, when you're inside, you're basically walking on the ceiling! It's like living in an alternate universe, where up is down and down is up.

The Toilet Shaped House

Meet "Haewoojae," aka the Toilet House, built by South Korean builder and architect Sim Jae-duck and Go Gi-woong. Yes, you read that right - it's shaped like a giant toilet! But don't worry, it's not just any ol' porcelain throne - it's a place of sanctuary where one can solve one's worries...like, you know, on a toilet. It was made to honor the World Toilet Association, which was founded by Sim Jae-duck himself (who was also the mayor of Suwon). After he passed away, the house was turned into a toilet museum - yup, you heard that right - now known as the Mr. Toilet House. So, if you're ever in Suwon and have a hankering for some potty talk, you know where to go!

The Haines Shoe House

Hey, shoe lovers! We've got a real treat for you - a house that looks like a giant work boot! Commissioned in 1948 by a shoe salesman named Mahlon Haines, this unique abode is located in Hellam Township, Pennsylvania and is still standing strong as a roadside attraction. Made with a stucco-covered timber frame, the building even housed an ice cream shop at one point! Haines lived in it for a while, but eventually turned it into a hotel and tourist attraction (complete with ice cream, of course). After he passed away, the house was saved in a "Save a Landmark" campaign.

The Egg House

A young Chinese man named Dai Haifei had a cracking idea for his graduation project - building a mobile home shaped like an egg. With some help from friends and family, he scrambled together enough money to make it a reality. Dai Haifei lived in the egg, which was mounted on wheels, during the summer months, despite the chill in the air. When word got out about his eggcellent creation, the media went crazy. Unfortunately, the government didn't find it as egg-citing and feared it could lead to an egg-explosion of mobile homes on the streets of Beijing. To avoid any egg-on-face moments, they had to scramble to hide the egg in an abandoned factory.

Beehive Houses

People have been living in cone-shaped homes for thousands of years. These beehive houses in Syria are still in use today. They have a high dome and are made of adobe with mud and straw layers on both sides. The unique design provides shade in summer and warmth in winter. Each beehive village has its own road and layout. Happy Frog Travels blogger has all the buzz on his visit to Syria to check out these sweet homes.