Crazy and Weird Houses from Around the World

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People just love to be unique these days, down to the clothes that they wear and even the cars that they drive or the names that they give their children. However, the latest craze really seems to focus on home design, including the interiors of the rooms, luxurious swimming pools and gigantic garages that house up to twenty vehicles. Just when you think you’ve seen it all, people tend to prove you wrong, So, let’s take a look at some of the weirdest, over-the-top houses today, and be prepared to be both impressed AND surprised!

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Real-Life Monopoly House

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In Toronto, Ontario, Canada, six small houses that were set for demolition were transformed by brilliant artists. This house, painted green just like the houses on the popular game board, even has its windows boarded up and painted to resemble its plastic counterpart.

Upside Down House

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Believe it or not, there’s a completely upside down house in Affoldern, Germany. This red-colored house took only about six weeks to build, and its cost was an estimated $277,000. It is often referred to as the “crazy house”, and even its rooms are inverted, with carpet on the ceilings and light fixtures on the floor.

Shoe House

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The Haines Shoe House, located in Hallam, Pennsylvania, is shaped just like the shoe in the nursery rhyme, making you wonder if there’s an old woman inside with tons of children. It was built in 1948 by Colonel Haines, utilized as a marketing tool for his numerous shoe stores.

 

Domed Thailand Home

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In Thailand, Steve Areen decided to build a unique, domed house, based loosely on the ideas of his friend, Hajjar Gabran. The total cost was only about $6,000, and it was completed in full in less than six weeks. He hopes to work on the building method and share the details with those wishing to market a sustainable, low-cost home.

Stephen King’s House

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Macabre writer, Stephen King, has a fairly interesting Victorian house in Bangor, Maine. His front gate is of a gothic, metal design, sporting a bat in each corner and a spider web design. Of course, this is a very popular place for tourists to stop and pose for photos.

Chulo Canyon Cave House

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In Bisbee, Arizona, this crazy houses is built right into a cave. The Chulo Canyon Cave House may look like a small cabin from the front, but it sprawls into 3,000 square feet. It is also naturally cooled from the eco pools further up into the canyon, making it great for the individual who really wants to go green!

Pirate Ship

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Chad Heck from Massillon, Ohio, decided that it was time to live life on the high seas, but without the high seas. So, he decided to attach a two-story pirate ship to his house. As if this weren’t enough adventure for him, he also constructed a corn maze and holds Halloween festivities every year on his property.

Golden Pyramid

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Jim Onan was always mildly obsessed with Egyptian culture, but he took this to whole new heights when he decided to build a houses based on the Greta Pyramid of Giza at 1/9th its scale. During its building, a natural spring was brought to life. To finish off this work of art, Onan coated it with 24-karat gold, costing an estimated $1,000,000.

Car-Shaped House

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This very unique house, known as the Voglreiter Auto Residence, is located near Salzburg, Austria. This ultra-modern home is designed with plenty of stainless steel and floor-to-ceiling glass windows. Even though this house does have wheels, it is not mobile.

Mushroom House

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Located in upstate New York, this mushroom-shaped home surely draws a lot of attention! It is over 4,000 square feet, and it consists of five separate, 80-ton mushroom-shaped cylinders that appear to be growing right up and out of the ground. It is estimated to be worth $925,000.

Rounded Forest House

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Located in Wales, this tiny, wood and metal house is called Caban Crwn. It is aptly named, as that the word “crwn” in Welsh translated to “round”. However, the inside of this small abode is extremely modern and even glamorous, with urban-styled upstairs loft.

Pickle Barrel House

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Located in Michigan, this house, shaped like a pickle barrel, is actually a two-story cabin that has been constructed from two barrels. The house design was taken from tiny cartoon characters who lived within a pickle barrel.

Rooftop UFO

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This bizarre house in Pensacola Beach, Florida, actually has what appears to be an alien spaceship perched on its roof. Built in 1968 by the Finnish architect, Matti Suuronen, this spaceship even stood against two hurricanes and escaped with only minor damage.

Cone-Shaped House

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This almost mushroom-shaped, cone house was built by architect Terry Brown in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Hyde Park area is known for its fanciful architecture, but none quite hit this mark. This one-bedroom abode boasts one bedroom, a spiral staircase and copper ceilings.

 

House of Stone

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The Casa da Pedra, also known as the “house of stone”, is located in the mountains in Portugal. It was built from four large boulders in 1974, and it took two entire years to completely construct. It was originally intended to be a vacation home, but it is now being used as a small museum.

Beer Can Abode

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How many empty beer cans does it take to build a house? According to owner, John Milkovisch, a retired Southern Pacific Railroad man, it takes about 50,000. This house was built in 1968, and tourists love to come by for a quick photograph with this incredibly unique house, located in Houston, Texas.

Vortex House

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This house, known as the “Vortex House” or the “Hole House”, was slated to be demolished in 2005. As it awaited the wrecking ball, artists were allowed to step in and be as creative as they wanted with the design. This is the Sci-Fi inspired blueprint that they came up with.

Shell House

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Located in sunny Isla of Mujeres, Mexico, this fantasy-inspired concrete house takes on the shape of a white shell, as if it were just plucked from the ocean, which is only steps away. Perched on high cliffs with a luxurious swimming pool, it is now being used as an air bed and breakfast.

Cube Residences

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The Netherlands is known for its quirky ways and its colorful residents. Built in 1984 in Rotterdam by architect Piet Blom, these 38 residences are attached to one another like cubes, with two larger the rest, offering larger living spaces and additional amenities.

House Constructed of Multiple Bubbles

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The Maison Gaudet in southern France were designed by Annti Lovag, who is a bit of a rebel architect. She built these houses from a model that she saw back in 1969. Even though it looks like many structures, this is actually just one house.

Futuristic Steel House

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Robert Bruno, a well-known architect, is known to always push the envelope, but he really outdid himself with this phenomenal, futuristic steel structure. It is located in Ransom Canyon, Texas. The sad news is that, after decades of labor, Bruno died before the house was completed.

Old Mill House

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Perched on an old bridge over the River Seine, this old mill was sold to an American in 1930 named William Griffin. Today, it is a symbol of the tiny town in Vernon, located in Normandy, France. In fact, it is even depicted on the town’s postage stamp.

Twisted House

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Located in the Indianapolis Art Center and designed by John McNaughton, a brilliant artist, this house is made of cedar wood and was part of an art installation. This whimsical house can be toured, and it has become a bit of an inspirational abode for architecture students to visit.

House with a Goose Roof

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It seems that placing odd things on the roof of a house might be a theme. Designed by George Stacy in 1940, this home in Kentucky has eight windows that are ironically shaped like eggs, with car lights as the eyes of the goose.

Spaceship-Shaped House

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In Signal Mountain, Tennessee, this entire house shaped entirely like a UFO that must be just full of Martians, is built of concrete. What also makes this house even more unique is that fact that it is built up high enough to offer its residents a carport. This house is also now available for short-term rentals.

The Crazy House

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This aptly named house was designed by Dang Viet Nga, who was the daughter of Ho Chi Mihn, the founder of the Indochina Communist party. This house in Vietnam is currently being used as a unique hotel, with plenty of tourists flocking to stay in this crazy house.

House in the Clouds

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The well-named House in the Clouds was built in 1923 as an addition to an old water tower, including a tank to receive the water pumped in from the mill. It is located in Thorpeness, Suffolk, United Kingdom. It name being used as a self-catering cottage, and it is available for rental.

Habitat 67

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Habitat 67, located in Montreal, Canada, was designed by architect Moshe Safdie. It was originally built as a model community for the World’s Fair in 1967. Today, it is inhabited by residents who are proud to love in this evolving landmark.

Airplane House

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This 1965 Boeing airplane was brought from Texas to a jungle in Costa Rica and placed on stilts 50 feet in the air. It is now a luxurious hotel, offering its guests gorgeous views of the nearby ocean and the animals living in the vibrant jungle.

Piano and Violin House

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Located in Huainan City, China, this creative house is designed from a piano and a violin. Built in 2007, it is now used as a showroom for new architecture deigns throughout the city, and it has been noted as an architectural wonder.

Pink Hello Kitty House

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This pink Hello Kitty house is a collector’s dream, designed inside and out with this lovable cartoon character in mind. This is a dream home in Shanghai, China, and nearly every aspect of this home carries the Hello Kitty theme throughout.

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