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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

10 Of the Most Unusual Homes in the World


When it comes to your home, you don’t have to live in a traditional house. A lot of people in the world spend their days and nights in fairy-tale houses.
If you feel like you could use some inspiration to design your future home – or just like checking out the weird ideas some people have check this Top 10 Of the Most Unusual Homes in the World.

1. Transparent House, Japan




Inspired by our ancient predecessors, who inhabited trees, this completely transparent “House NA” in Japan offers you a lot of day light, but not much privacy.

2. Skateboard House, USA




The Skateboard House allows you to skate on all the surfaces, both in and outdoors, and was planned to be built in Malibu.


3. World’s Slimmest House, Poland





The Keret House, inserted between two existing buildings, measures only from 92 to 152 centimeters in width!

4. Old Water Tower Turned Into Modern Home, Belgium




A 100-feet high water tower in Belgium used to serve as a Nazi hideout during the war, but was later transformed into a living space.

5. Dick Clark’s Flintstones Inspired Home, USA





This single storey house in Malibu was inspired by the Flintstones family from the classic 60’s cartoon. Television legend Dick Clark have listed it for $3.5 million.

6. World’s Smallest 1sq Meter House, Germany





This portable DIY wooden structure measures only 1 square meter and is the world’s smallest house, moving around Germany.

7. Slide House, Japan





This three-story Slide house in Japan has a regular staircase on one side of the house, and a slide on the other, which allows you to slide all the down to the first floor.

8. Stone House,Portugal



Although it looks like a massive rock, this house in Portugal actually has a door, a chimney and a window, and has become a huge tourist attraction.

9. Church Converted Into Modern Family Home, Holland





Zecc Architecten repurposed and converted two abandoned churches located in Utrecht, Netherlands into stylish family residences.

10. Giant Seashell House, Mexico





Inspired by the work of Gaudi and Frank Lloyd Wright, a young family with two kids in Mexico City had a seashell-shaped house built for them.



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