10 Of the Most Unusual and Bizarre Houses in the World
Planning and designing your own home is an exciting affair. To be able to decide how your living room and dining room looks can be immensely satisfying knowing you will be living there permanently. However, there are many people with wacky ideas of creativity and house design. Many houses around the world have bizarre designs where some may be due to limitations of space but others out of the whims of an owner or architect. You’ll be amazed at some of these houses portrayed here making them part of a list of 10 world’s weirdest houses.
1 Transparent House, Japan
Imagine living in a house where passersby can see even what’s inside including you and your family. Well, to be blunt, not many will prefer such a concept except those who don’t mind their lives being put on exhibit.
Airy and bright but no privacy
This Transparent house in Japan has its advantages of being bright the entire day but privacy is an entirely different matter which you won’t get much off. The house has been constructed over 914 square feet by Suo Fujimoto architects in Tokyo, Japan.
2 Skateboard House, USA
This house is in Malibu is definitely home to Skateboard enthusiasts. Its walls have been designed with skateboard ramps on either side.
Designed by a champion skateboarder
The house was designed by Pierre Andre Senizergues who is a world champion skateboarder, pro skater and founder of Etnies, the famous Californian footwear brand.
3 World’s Slimmest House, Poland
One can’t imagine why anyone would want to live in a claustrophobic space like this but the world after all is made up of all kinds of people. The Keret house is the world’s slimmest house in Poland and has been constructed in a narrow space between two buildings.
Exceptionally slim and good enough for one person
The width of the house is just 92 to 152 centimeters in width. Designed by Jakub Szczesny, The house is so narrow it can only allow one person to sit in its corridors. The width allows just enough bed space for one person to sleep.
4 Old Water Tower Turned Into Modern Home, Belgium
This water tower in Belgium is a 100 feet high and was converted to living space and used as a hiding place from Nazis during the war. It has now been converted into a house and designed by Bham Design Studio and is quite unique in its design.
Spacious and lavish interiors
The house seems quite spacious enough with a lot of floor space in terms of height rather than width. It would be an interesting place to live especially the top which may be providing some splendid views of the area.
5 Dick Clark’s Flintstones Inspired Home, USA
This Flintstones style bedrock home in Malibu was created by television personality Dick Clark which he sold for $3.5 million five years ago. The residence which is one of a kind looks identical to Fred and Wilma’s home from the classic 60’s cartoon “The Flintstones”.
A rock home straight out of a cartoon
The rock style home has one bedroom and two bathrooms. It even has a cozy fireplace and quite a number of huge glass windows that give you some great views of the city lights, The Bonney Mountains, the Serrano Valley and a panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean.
6 World’s Smallest 1sq Meter House, Germany
The world’s smallest house is a wooden structure that is actually a do it yourself home. This means one can easily set it up wherever required. The house floor space is just 1 sq meter and this is why you can take it along with you wherever you go.
Good for temporary shelter
The advantages of having something like this is that it would be great for camping at events and outdoor concerts. The house has been designed by Van Bo Le Mentzel but by the looks of it, you could hardly do much in such a home.
7 Slide House, Japan
This Japanese three story sliding house features a staircase on one side and a huge slide on the other. That’s a fun way of coming down from the top to the first floor.
A fun house for children
Designed by Level Architects of Japan and located in Meguro-Ku, Tokyo, the house is spread over 1,762 sq feet and is great for kids.
8 Stone House, Portugal
As stone houses go, this one in Portugal looks like a boulder and is a huge tourist attraction. It actually looks like a rock with a door, window and chimney.
A rock cut work of art that looks like right out of a fantasy movie
From the looks of it, it seems as if the house has been cut straight into the rock and must have taken quite an effort to construct. It looks almost like a sculpture and work of art.
9 Church Converted Into Modern Family Home
Zecc Architects hit upon the most unique idea of converting this old church into a modern family home in Holland. The abandoned churches in Utrecht Netherlands were made into stylish homes as you can see from the interiors.
Beautiful and sophisticated interiors
The beautiful archways and high glass windows gives the house an antique but gothic effect combined with the lavish modernism of a regular luxury home.
10 Giant Seashell House, Mexico
This amazing seashell aquatic style home has been inspired by Gaudi and Frank Lloyd Wright. Created by a family as their home, it is beautiful but bizarre as it looks like a giant seashell. The aquatic theme is enhanced with the collage of colored shell like designs on the exterior of the home.
The house has an aquatic ambience
The house has been designed by Arquitectura Organica and the interiors have been well designed with a sense of minimalism but an aquatic ambience as if one is living in a sea cave. Its design alone qualifies it for one of the world’s weirdest houses.