Bproperty takes a look at bizarre, one-of-a-kind homes that will probably inspire you to freshen up your house!
1. Container City, London, Great Britain
When it comes to environment-friendly buildings, the Container City, situated in London, is all green thinkers’ best bet. Urban Space Management Ltd. have re-used and linked together shipping containers in order to create live/work space, classrooms, sports halls, office space, sound recording studios, community centers. The project ensures an environmentally conscious approach to constructing such low-cost buildings.
2. Boeing 727 jet, Portland, Oregon, USA
Living in a jet might sound like a flight of fancy but you still might want to consider it. A Boeing 727 jet has been used as a living place by a former electrical engineer Bruce Campbell ever since 1999. Situated in Portland, Oregon, this extraordinary home has everything that a man needs, including a fully equipped kitchen and a bedroom.
3. Stone House, Portugal
Built in 1974 by Vítor Rodrigues between two rocks, this Flintstones resembling house is comfortable inside and even has a fireplace. After the house has been attacked by vandals, it was equipped with bullet-resistant windows and a steel door.
4. Lake Palace, Udaipur, India
Built in 1746 as a summer palace by Maharana Jai Singh II, this amazing building is situated on a natural foundation of 16, 000 m2 rock on the Jag Niwas island. It is a high-end hotel nowadays.
5. Cubic Houses, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Designed by Piet Blom in 1984, the Cubic houses are situated in different angles so they would resemble trees and shape a forest altogether.
6. Free Spirit Sphere, Qualicum Beach, British Columbia, Canada
This hanging sphere house, designed by Tom and Rosy Chudleigh, is a perfect escape to simplicity. These stunning treehouses can be ordered fully equipped with plumbing and electricity. A sphere weighs around 500 kilograms and it takes around one day to install it for a three people crew.
7. Micro Compact Home, London, Great Britain, Munich, Germany
A team of researchers and designers
created micro homes that meet the needs of students and business people. These tiny houses can be integrated into any landscape and may be grouped in horizontal or vertical arrangements.
8. Cave Dwellings, Kandovan, Iran
These 700 hundred-year-old dwellings located in Iran are carved out of natural volcanic stone. Some of the communities living there have modernized their homes with running water, however, most of these houses have been preserved so that both exterior and interior could have an authentic Kanmdovan feel.
9. Dancing Building, Czech Republic
Designed by Vlado Milunic in cooperation with Frank Gehry, this architectural masterpiece is situated in the capital of Czech Republic. The building portrays the famous dance couple Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers.
10. Reversible Destiny Lofts, Mitaka, Japan
These colorful lofts, designed by Shusaku Awakawa and Madeline Gins, are used as residential, educational and cultural facilities. The designer’s work concerns the human body and its relation to surrounding, thus giving a chance to residents question themselves what they are capable of.