Most houses and apartments provide the same basics; a place to live, a place to sleep, with a minimum of facilities to cook, and a bathroom. The layout can vary in different countries, but on the whole a lot of house look similar in design. However, some houses look really different and special. I would like to show you 10 unusual houses from around the world. Perhaps you can think about it and dream of which one is perfect for you.
1. The Hobbit House
Inspired by the Hobbit from The Lord of the Ring movies, this house was built using natural materials and only cost around 4000 Euros to build.
2. Toilet Shape House
This house was built by the chairman and founder of the World Toilet Association, Mr. Sim Jae-deok, in 2007. Mr. Sim aims to promote proper restroom hygiene and sanitation around the world and to set international standards on how to clean public restrooms, and most specifically, toilets. Very inspiring!
3. An Airplane House
The Airplane House is in north Governorate in a village called Miziara, Lebanon. The house was built to look like an airplane, specifically like an Airbus A380. The owner has loved airplanes since he was a boy and had a dream to build a house that looks like a plane, and his dream came true. Ready to travel?
The Heliodome house was designed and built by the owner Eric Wesser in Cosswiller, France. Heliodome is a passive solar house and the building is designed to follow the sunlight depending on the time.
5. The Keret House
The Keret House is located in Poland and is probably the world’s slimmest house. It is 152 centimeters wide at its widest point. The owner and designer Jakub Szczęsny said that he wanted to make sure no urban spaces go unused, so he built his house in between two buildings. Do you want to live inside?
6. Beehive House
Beehive houses can be found in hot deserts and cities. The interiors of the beehive homes are very dark, as most are built without windows, so the windowless walls protect residents from the harsh desert winds and block out the sun. Beehive houses are built with all-natural materials, and if you live in a desert it can be perfect.
7. Kvivik Igloo
The Kvivik Igloo houses were built with inspiration from the dome-shaped igloos made by Eskimos. These cute houses can be found in the town of Kvivik in the Faroe Islands.
8. Villa Vals
The design of this place was done to completely integrate the villa into the landscape and to avoid disturbing the unspoiled nature. Villa Vals is designed by Bjarne Mastenbroek and Christian Müller and this unique house can be found in Switzerland.
9. Cube House
Cube House was designed by architect Piet Blom and is based on the concept of “living as an urban roof”. Located in Rotterdam this house is also one of the famous places to visit in the city.
10. La Casa de Botellas
Designed and built by the Alfredo Santa Cruz family in Puerto Iguazu, Argentina, this house was constructed from thousands of PET plastic bottles, and the owner said that the message of this place is to promote ecological and social responsibility. Well done indeed!