Take a trip around the most peculiar houses of the world and catch some peculiar inspirations. Refreshing, unique and rare, these houses are just what you need.
The Keret House
Designed to be the slimmest
Have you ever wondered what the slimmest house looks like? Now, Jakub Szczesny brings to you his creation. The Keret House with a measure of only 92 to 15 centimeters in width is the slimmest house in the world. People who seek to live in a compact place, which doesn’t hail too much unnecessary space, will likely get their hearts stolen by this house design. Slim as it looks on the exterior, it practically houses everything one can ask. Inside, all necessary things such as a bed, a table, a staircase and more equipments can fit inside the house. Located in Poland, this house lies between two buildings, which would definitely catch your eye in an instant.
A two-in-one dwelling
No need to hit the streets to go out skating. Designed by Pierre Andre Senizergues, this awesome house gives you the kind of freedom to skate without limits. Probably the most ultimate wish for devoted skateboarders, the house design lets you skate on any areas you wish without having to deal with the complaints of most people. This house is ideally a dream come true for anyone who enjoys skateboarding as he or she can practice anytime he or she wants. A skateboarding haven at the same time a dwelling home, there’s practically nothing more to be asked.
The Slide House
Convenient and Fun
Situated in Japan, this unusually convenient house will instantly bring out the child in you. It’s a three-story Slide house that is designed by LEVEL Architects, with an interesting twist of creativity. On one side of the Slide house, a staircase is situated while on the other, lies a slide. The staircase enables people to take the slide and slide all the way back down to the first floor. Living in this type of home lets you have a sliding spree anytime you feel like. There’s no need to build a playground, this house will automatically transport you back to your childhood days.
Not your typical house shape
This unique soccer ball-shaped home comes in many sizes and conveniences. One thing remarkable about this house is that it is earthquake proof and powerful when buried or lifted under the ground. Aside from that, you can choose from a size as small as a dog house into a 540 square-feet family house. As the developers claimed, the house is like “a soccer ball with which you played in your childhood which gets bigger like a dream ball and appears as a place to live in.” Besides, The Barrier also floats on the sea and is built with urethane walls.
Egg-shaped mobile house
A small, fitting house
This kind of house is constructed out of bamboo strips and a mattress, which is covered by another layer of material that enables heat preservation and water resistance. In addition to that, it is also designed with patches of bags, wood peels and grass seeds, which can amazingly grow grass as spring comes along. Owned by 24-year-old Dai Haifei, a resident from Hunan province of China, the construction of the whole house only costs a total of 1,000 USD. The egg-shaped mobile house is situated closely in Haifei’s office in Beijing.
Casa de Pedra
Specifically made by Brazilian gardener Estevao Silva da Conceicao, this uniquely designed house located in the Paraisopolis slum of Sao Paulo, Brazil is one that will catch your eye. Conceicao calls this uniquely-concepted house as Casa de Pedra or the House of Stone, which he constructed using assorted kind of objects. Inside, you can find an abounding amount of colorful cups, plates, mugs, clocks and other random objects engraved on the walls or hung collectively in the house. The effect of this objects bring a colorfully peculiar taste of the house.
Tumbleweed brand Cypress 24 model Tiny House
This is a convenient Tumbleweed brand Cypress 24 model Tiny House that carries a different way of living. Simple and transportable, this tiny house is ranging from 1,000 square feet and down to about less than 100 square feet.
Voglereiter Auto Residence
Breaking out from the normal type of houses
Located near Salzburg, Austria, this unusual house shaped like that of a compact car is designed by Markus Voglereiter. The unique house, which is called the Voglereiter Auto Residence brings is featured with an auto-themed styling such as the springs found on the metal staircase of the house. Since its construction, the house has received a lot of attention and has been somewhat considered as a tourist destination. Building the car-shaped house was not an easy task as there were a lot of insulation and heating techniques that were implemented.
The first ever lavatory-shaped house
Situated in Suwon, Seoul, this is probably one of the most peculiarly-designed houses in the world. It’s named as Haewoojae, which has the meaning of a house that satisfies a person’s worries. The toilet-shaped house was built by committee of the Inaugural General Assembly of the World Toilet Association chairman Sim Jae-duck, who carries a hope that his toilet house would be used as an avenue to highlight the globally important need for a more suitable quality of sanitation. Measuring about 419 sqm, the whole house is consists of three deluxe toilets, two guestrooms, two bedrooms and more other rooms.
House on Drina River
The beautiful serenity of a house surrounded by waters
After a capture of this tiny house was published in National Geographic, the curious wanderers who wanted to get a glimpse of the tranquil house continued to abound. The solitary, tiny abode has been standing on a rock on the peaceful Drina River for a span of more than 40 years already, which is located close to the town of Bajina Basta, Serbia. Built by a group of young men in 1968 for the purpose of making a place to sunbath, the house has been repeatedly and nearly destructed during heavy floods on the river. Good thing is, up until now the isolated, relaxing house still stands firmly on the ground.