Many locals are curious about the mysterious current owner(s) who appear occasionally, perform some maintenance work, then disappear again, sometimes for years. 50. The Japanese and glass seem to go hand in hand when designing a home. This rock house was built by Imam Yahya (an Islamic spiritual leader) in the 1930s as a summer home and offers amazing views from the top for tourists. Apparently this is called cargotecture. Ah heck I love all of them! CrisSp from Sky Is The Limit Adventure on July 08, 2015: Good job in putting all this together! Here are some weird funeral rituals from around the world! Even cheap essay writers can assure you that picture is worth of thousand words, so just take a look. Anyway, thanks again for posting this hub. However, it has withstood hurricanes and storms for over 50 years, with only a little rust to show for it. The saying ‘Everything is bigger in Texas’ might not be entirely true. In 2005, Bolivian architect Freddy Mamani designed these outrageous, spaceship-like mansion to celebrate the political autonomy given to his Aymara race. It boasts 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a rooftop terrace, a boat lift and deed parking. The Boeing 727 House, a weird house in Benoit (Mississippi, USA).The plane set Joanne Ussary back $2,000.00, cost $4,000.00 to move, and $24,000.00 to renovate.The stairs open with a garage door remote, and one Most of these houses are local landmarks and have a distinctive theme or artistic look about them. Jim Poteet’s creation looks bright and exciting and sets a new benchmark in shipping container house design. Earth has some truly wacky creatures that will surely make your jaw drop. If you can draw and think like a child and want $50, head to the forum and show us The Presidential Election As Drawn By a 5 Year-Old. And in doing so, asked a handful of some of my favourite travellers for the weirdest-strangest-exotic foods they’ve consumed during their travels around the world. Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on January 22, 2014: What an incredible hub. At 1800 square feet, Monte Silo House is a comfortable weekend residence for its owner and his grandchildren, who enjoy sleeping in “Bed In A Box” cubbyhouse beds featuring stereo sound and a flat screen TV. I also saw the Lego documentary a few years back, which was good. Nichol marie from The Country-Side on April 13, 2015: Wow great hub voted awesome, i love all this unique houses. The Netherlands has over 3,500 polders, which are areas of land below sea level that are prone to flooding. 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 - this post is just for you! The house incorporates all 3 by including suitable living arrangements for a large family with multiple single and double bedrooms. In Houston, you’ll find this home decorated with 50,000 beer cans. Here is the list of the ten strangest foods from around the world. All aboard this well thought out conversion. “It has already become a Warsaw icon and is already on the tourist map,” says Jakub of his creation. Tower House is a modern landmark and a fine example of urban upcycling. The rusted roof has been replaced with a wooden one, the windows have been replaced, air conditioning has been added and a mailbox has been erected at the front. The Kallikantzaros are evil goblins that come up from the Earth’s core, and their job is sawing at the World Tree to terrorize homes during the 12 days of Christmas.No two regions of Greece describe these goblins the same way. Due to being able to tunnel in the soft rock, the residents created an underground network of catacombs leading to towns with buildings up to 8 stories high beneath the ground. Some Christmas traditions from around the world make lighting the pudding seem tame The Krampus – Germany, Austria and eastern Europe If … Rumoured to have a maximum width of 122 centimetres, this house really does brings a new meaning to living within your means. >> When you’re done being grossed out, read these more pleasant (I promise!) There are many heavy and gigantic granite boulders in the village of Monsanto, which is why the residents chose to build houses around, between and under them long ago. Let’s take a look at 40 of the Most Bizarre Foods from Around the World. The World's Weirdest Houses: 40 Unusual Homes From Around the Globe This article will share a wild array of nature-inspired homes, modern architecture, upcycled houses and bizarrchitecture. Nadine May from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa on June 08, 2014: What in entertaining and inspirational hub.thank you.I will share it around. Each beehive has an oculus hole at the top, which lets in light and sucks out hot air. I want to live in a Jayson Fann Spirit Nest ! Containing two stories and three toilets, Duck’s toilet shaped house is the only toilet themed house in the world and cost $1.1 million to build. Architectural sculptor Robert Bruno was a bit disappointed with the flat landscape and found something a bit more exciting he could work with at Ransom Canyon. 1. http://www.hostelworld.com/blog/the-50-weirdest-foods-from-around-the-world/ 1. I enjoyed each and every house for different reasons. Designers Pearson Group were influenced by the rural landscape of Wyoming but wanted to create a home that was suited to the requirements of a modern family. But … describe these goblins the same way. Suzanne Day (author) from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on January 22, 2014: Thanks Jodah, it took me almost three weeks full time to write it, and I could hardly wait for it to be released upon the world.....and the choices....how to pick the weirdest ones? Artist Michael Kahn and his wife Leda Livant started building this house in 1979 and finished it 28 years later, using found materials such as driftwood, rocks and waste building materials. A view of about 70 domes houses, which were built by U.S. based Domes for the World, for villagers who lost their houses to last year’s earthquake in Sumberharjo village, near Indonesia’s ancient city of Yogyakarta, May 8, 2007. Would you choose to live in a former church, or a renovated water tower? In addition to the 70 amazing houses around the world that we’ve featured before, here are 15 jaw-dropping examples of architecture from a decaying wooden skyscraper in Russia to a mushroom-shaped home in Cincinnati that ) There is an Argentinian superstition that the seventh sons will turn into werewolves unless they are adopted by the president. The exterior is made from chunks of polystyrene coated in a light resin. It would be interesting to see the inside, since you mentioned that the furniture needed to be specially made. BBC radio DJ Bill Heine employed an artist to install a life-sized Great White shark crashing into his roof with its head embedded in the property. Voted up! BigBlue54 from Hull, East Yorkshire on February 06, 2014: That does sound intriguing - the equivalent of the upcycler's caravan! Dixon plans to add an elevator instead of a staircase and system that will use water from the Grand Union Canal to heat and cool the tower. I am not sure why there is not more use of these containers to build houses. This extravagant home comes complete with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a private pool. Built in 1998 by Future Systems architects for a Member of Parliament (Bob Marshall-Andrews QC), Malator house showcases how the landscape can be preserved with thoughtful architecture. Feltwell – Norfolk, England. Not for claustrophobics, Jakub Szczesny’s Keret House in Warsaw is the world’s narrowest building. The building has also been compared to M.C Escher’s piece ‘Relativity’. Don’t be fooled by its very retro design, this house is most certainly not stuck in the past. 16 Wacky Houses From Around The Globe Christian Storm 2014-12-20T17:33:00Z The letter F. An envelope. Although most architects design homes that fit properly into the urban centres all around the world, there are a few who like to stand out. Included is a large kitchen area, dining room, a lounge and even an outdoor decking area. Inspired by science fiction works, it was built from the base of a travel trailer and 75% of it is upcycled waste. Although we are living in the 21st century, some communities are still stuck with old-age traditions. I love the turf houses, and we have looked into the possibility of container homes on the property we are going to buy. The 50 WEIRDEST foods from around the world "Guinea Pig"..... we use guinea pigs in all sorts of medical tests and experiments, which is far worse. Monsanto has not changed in hundreds of years and was given a heritage status by the Portuguese government, preserving a village-sized living museum of these prehistoric style houses which are still in use today. Once a watermill deep in the heart of Umbria, it has been since flipped in to this beautiful one bedroom cottage, accompanied by two acres of land and a swimming pool. The post 30 of the Weirdest Animals Around the World appeared first on Reader's Digest. Only ten Boeing 307 Stratoliners were made in the 1930s and it was the world’s first commercial pressurized aircraft. At a cost of $964, it includes a bed and a solar panel to help power his electronics. I thought the Nas montanhas de Fafe was built in a similar style to the Monsanto houses, though I couldn't find out its name at the time. all within the confines of 280 square feet. Inside the house, benches can be folded away to allow more room when needed. The interior is also fully furnished, except for it being upside down too! The World's 18 Strangest Homes: Gallery As homeowners begin shifting toward more sustainable, off-the-grid, DIY habitats, more personal, unique homes are inevitable. Christian Schallert designed the 24 square meter room to fit his living needs. From small apartments to mega-mansions, we take a peek at what $50 million can buy you around the world and look into the homes of the worlds richest. The number 13 is avoided like the plague by many architects with countless buildings around the world omitting a 13th floor. Wow-di-wow! The design imitates sailboat construction and rigging and each sphere is accessed by a spiral stairway and short suspension bridge. The title pretty much sums this place up…. Voted up, awesome. The buildings can withstand wind speeds of up to 190 km/ph. Here are 59 weirdest places across the world that are a must-visit: Salar De Uyuni – Explore The White Salt Bed Its seems as though Frank most certainly reached his target. The property market can be a very confusing, expensive and time consuming game, with some people looking for alternative methods to living in traditional homes. Made up of 5 pods, the house provides two bedrooms, a dining area, a kitchen and a jacuzzi! An image of … Will be sharing. Due to the success of Earth Houses, Vetsch Architecture is creating and building many more such mini communities in Switzerland and Germany, using similar techniques. This home looks like it has been involved with an unfortunate shaving foam accident! I have seen a number of houses using containers. I think. Let’s face it. This bio-climatic solar house designed by Eric Wasser acts as a 3D sundial which follows the path of the sun in its daily cycle to capture solar energy for free heating in the winter months, while cooling the living space and storing the solar energy in summer. Angels are once again on the way to you. 50 Weird Laws From Around the World. 80+ Strange and Fantastic Buildings Architecture; 50+ More Unusual Buildings Architecture; Weirdest Buildings In The World 1. This Victorian revival home is named after its archaic and glamorously decorated balconies. It has been rumored that the reason the improvements were made were because the local council wanted to demolish it. He created the Egg House. Disappointed with the 1950s architecture in Vienna, Austrian artist Erwin Wurm designed a series of “fat” objects, including a house, a truck, a sausage dog and a series of cars, to bring a sense of humor and lightheartedness to serious objects. The aim was to add a modern touch and stir interest in the property, making it into a local landmark again. Previously, where modern ruins and abandoned houses stood in a two block area, there is now color and interest. Today, the Cosmic Muffin is a historical and educational attraction offering charters and tours for many different groups, from corporate meetings to sponsored gatherings and schoolgroup visits. We just hope the $3.5 million price tag doesn’t give you that sinking feeling. It's amazing how a two story home with all the amenities could be built with a solid frame just out of Legos. Nicknamed the ‘Rock Palace‘ due to its stony yet luxurious exterior, it is known for its numerous secret passages that run underground this extraordinary home. That's a compliment:). John Hansen from Queensland Australia on January 22, 2014: Wow suzanne, what an amazing hub. Voted up & interesting. I have seen many of these homes on documentaries I watch. The build was only intended to be 1 floor but Bruno ‘just kept building on’ until the home boasted 3 separate levels, complete with adjustable walls. James plans on building a life sized lego ship for his next project. Fun hub to read. Inspiring collection, well thought out and written, kudos! Designed by Polish architect Jakub Szczesny, the house is meant to provide a home for travelling writers, as no one can stay too long in the small space. Are there more weird homes than normal homes in Texas? Some cultural traditions around the world are widespread and adopted by one and all, like celebrating Christmas and birthdays, and then there are some that are quite strange or interesting and practiced only by a niche group of people. If you’ve been indulging lately and need a reason to diet, take a read, you may just lose that appetite. Designed by MOS Architects, the Element House is a prefabricated, modular house that can be customised and then re-customised to grow and change as required over time. Homes based on nature and natural surroundings. This was thoroughly enjoyable. You'll find lots of eco-friendly, micro-houses in this category, as well as compact houses that take advantage of using small pieces of prime real estate. Information Privacy policy | Terms and conditions | Cookie policy | Sitemap, Depending on your needs, you can book your stay in these homes when travelling, or use these homes as inspirations for your own in the future. 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