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10 Most Unique Houses in the World

1) Hobbit House, Wales

The Hobbit House, Wales is also regarded as one of the most eco-friendly structures in the world. The frame of the house is constructed from oak thinnings that were gathered by the family while the walls and other foundations were constructed from stone and mud.

Hobbit House, Wales

Lime plaster was used for the walls, recycled wood for floors and fittings, and windows, burner, plumbing, and wiring were all constructed from recycled material. There is a skylight in the roof for natural light during the day, solar panels provide electricity. To insulate the house, the family used straw bales on the walls, floor, and roof.

 

2) Old Water Tower, Belgium

The popular Architect “Mauro Brigham” of Bham Design Studio has transformed an old water tower into a home in Belgium.

Old Water Tower, Belgium

The 30-meter-high tower was constructed between 1938 to 1941. Now it has been converted into a high-tech, modern residence that offers all the amenities of a typical house from a bedroom to a bathroom. The home comes fully equipped with the latest IT technology. The overall design is minimal and many of the original elements like the main water conduct, stairs, and concrete ceilings were kept to preserve the strong identity of the building.

 

3) The Flintstones House, California

The house was designed by architect “William Nicholson”. It has approximately 2,700 sq ft of living space including three bedrooms.

The Flintstones House, California

All the interior surfaces are rounded, and the master bathroom has a floor of rocks instead of tiles which gives an elegant touch to the house. The house was originally off-white in color. In 2000, the house was repainted in deep orange color and one of the domes was later painted purple. The house is also known as ‘Dome House’, ‘The Worm Casting House’, ‘The Gumby House’, ‘The Bubble House’, and ‘The Barbapapa House’. It can be seen easily from Doran Memorial Bridge.

 

4) The Upside-down House, Germany

On 4 September 2008, the Upside-down House was built as a source of German tourism. The architects, Polish partners Klaudiusz Golos and Sebastian Mikiciuk designed the house.

The Upside-down House, Germany

Lots of tourists visit every day to see the items in a completely different way not only the exterior is upside-down but also the interior, including the rooms, the furniture, and even the accessories and decor. The experience of exploring the interior is highly fascinating. The architects were appreciated a lot for their unique thinking.

 

5) Stone House, Portugal

The Stone House is a particular type of prehistoric house located between Celorico de Basto and Fafe in Portugal. It was built in 1972 by the engineer GuimarĂ£es and integrated perfectly into its natural landscape.

Stone House, Portugal

It is said that the house was meant to be a rural retreat to enjoy the holiday with nature’s beauty. The house is equipped with all comforts. The house has even been featured in a Portuguese film “Moon”. Lots of tourists from various countries visit ‘Stone House’ every year. The building is located near windmills, although there is no electricity supply to the house itself due to its unusual design and integration into the surrounding nature.

 

6) Dumpster Home, New York City

The popular designer ‘Gregory Kloehn’ has turned this ugly green dumpster into a fully functional home.

Dumpster Home, New York City

The best part about it is that it has wheels so you can take it any place where you desire to live. There is a custom door on the side for easy entry and exit. The home was recently featured on HGTV’s “You Live in What?” and took viewers on a tour of his tiny home. The house is also known for its unique structure and compact size.

 

7) Skateboard House

The Skateboard House is a private residence to be built in Malibu, California. It is the world’s first Skateboard House.

Skateboard House

The house is the ultimate dream for generations of skateboarders. It is the first house designed to be entirely used for skateboarding. The Skateboard House is divided into three separate spaces, the first one includes the living room, kitchen, and dining area, the second one includes a bedroom and bathroom, and the third one is a skateboard practice area.

Skateboard House

Apart from that, it has a perfect interior like a luxurious house. Visiting a Skateboard House is a dream for every Skateboard lover.

 

8) Slide House

This is a house with a slide, but this slide is not there just for the attraction, it is an integral part of the architecture.

Slide House The staircases and a corridor on one side and the slide on the other side form together a circular route. The 1,762-square-foot home is located in Meguro-Ku, one of the municipalities of Tokyo, Japan.

Slide House

This house certainly is a place that will provide many positive childhood memories. This is a dream house for lots of childrens.

 

9) Nautilus Giant Seashell House, Mexico

The Nautilus Giant Seashell House is designed by the popular architect “Javier Senosiain”. He designed the house for a family who was tired of living in a conventional home and wanted to change to one integrated with nature.

Nautilus Giant Seashell House, Mexico

The house is one of the best creations of the human mind. The house has smooth surfaces, spiral stairs, and natural plantings that make it feel like you are living inside a snail.

Nautilus Giant Seashell House, Mexico (2)

The design of the house is very innovative. The best part of the huge shell is a striking entry cut into a wall of colorful stained glass.

 

10) Winchester Mystery House

The Winchester Mystery House is a mansion in San Jose, California, that was once the personal residence of “Sarah Winchester”.

Winchester Mystery House

The Victorian and Gothic-style mansion is renowned for its size and its architectural curiosities. There was carved wood on the ballroom walls and ceilings. An intricate pattern on the ballroom floor is made of wood like teak and mahogany. It is sometimes called the most haunted house in the world. It is also said that many of the art glass windows that were purchased were never installed and have been housed in a storage room.

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