For most people, a house is more than just a structure but their pride and joy. But what if your home is not the typical bungalow or two-bedroom type of house, common everywhere and anywhere in the world. What if your home resemble a seashell, piano or auto, would it still be a place to share good memories with families and friends? Well, for people living in unusual homes, the shape, size, and design of their house certainly do not make their home less as their place still offer the same comfort, security, and privacy found in typical homes.
In case, you are running out of ideas for a home, or you are tired of the typical home design, maybe my list of unusual homes could inspire you to come up with an even crazier house design.
Unique Houses Around the World
#1 Giant Seashell House – Mexico
The seashell house in Mexico City was built in 2006 for a young family, with two children who were simply tired of conventional home. Architect Javier Senosiain of the Arquitectetura Organica designed the unique house. The house designed to look like a snail is beautiful inside and out, and have a spiral staircase and natural plantings that complement the overall house design.
#2 Flintstones Style House – USA
The Flintstone inspired house is owned by television legend, the great Dick Clark. The Malibu home, a single story house with rocky interior resembles the house of Fred and Wilma of the classic ’60 cartoon, the Flintstone’s.
The house, which sits over 22 acres of land and with a property value of $3.5 million, has one bedroom, two bathrooms, and large windows with a view of the sunset and the Valley.
#3 Transparent House – Japan
The transparent house is definitely one of a kind as the house offers no privacy at all to the occupant. Living in this house can be tough, since everyone can see you. Sou Fujimoto Architect designed the 914 sq ft transparent house also known in Japan as “House NA.”
#4 The Pickle Barrel House – Michigan, USA
This is a two-story home, which resemble a barrel. The Pickle Barrel home is located in the Grand Marais, Michigan. The first or main floor of the house is for the living room while the second floor is the bedroom and the smaller barrel, serves as the kitchen.
#5 The Toilet Shaped House – Suwon, South korea
The Toilet house is a two-story home, built by the late mayor of Suwon, Sim Jae-Duck. The weird house is built to mark the 2007 World Toilet Association inaugural. The 4,520 sq feet home is made of concrete, steel, and glass structure, cost $1.1 million. The home boasts of a roof top balcony, staircase and of course equipped with rainwater harvesting system.
#6 The Spaceship House – USA
This three level house, designed to look like a space ship is situated on a prime property, and ideal for bachelorette and bachelor.
#7 The Piano & Violin House – China
Student of the Hefei University of Technology designs the piano house. The house located in the Huainan City, a province in China is criticized for being outrageous.
#8 The Kettle House – Texas, USA
The Kettle house is one of the weirdest houses in the world, simply because its looks like a kettle, just oversized. This famous home is located in Texas, so when in town drop by to get up close and personal with this unique house.
9. Foam Home – Minnesota, USA
The Minnesota Foam Home is a 4,000 sq feet house, built in 1969. The size and designed of this house is certainly weird, no wonder it’s included in the lists of unique homes for many years.
#10 The Round House – Connecticut, USA
The “Round house” located in Connecticut, is one of the unique properties in the city, with a market value of $2.8 million in 2008. The house designed by Richard T. Foster is unlike any other house since this one is 12 feet off the ground and can rotate slowly.
This unusual home sits on four acres of land, the cylindrical house rotate 360 degrees and can be stop or speed up. The average time to complete a rotation is 50 minutes. The 3,000 sq ft house is made of steel, shingles, and glass and last renovated in 2005.
#11 Bubble House – Cannes, France
The Bubble House is one of the unique houses around the world. The house once owned by top-notch designer, Pierre Cardin. This unique home is design to look like one of the homes on the movie “Star Wars“. Built during 70’s, this house located in France offer its occupant a splendid view of the Mediterranean Sea.
#12 The Mushroom House – California, USA
The Mushroom House is found in New York, built from 1970 to 1972 and since constructed become one of the popular homes in the world. In fact, the house designated as the landmark for Perinton town.
#13 Auto House – Austria
The Voglreiter family owns this unique house designed as an automobile. The house designed to look like a Volkswagen, actually made with metal, wood, and glass.
#14 Boeing 727 House – Benoit, USA
This is an old plane, converted into a local home. pretty cool, huh!
#15 the Cave House – USA
The Cave house is 17,000 square foot, has three chambers, storage, laundry room, storage, three bedroom, spare bath and back chambers.
The house has no air-conditioning and furnace as the house constructed on a cave, just powered by passive solar and geothermal system.