Posted : 2013
Author : Eric Token
15 The Steel House, Lubbock, Texas
Designed by Robert Bruno, an architect and sculptor, it looks like a fantastic creature made of 110 tons of steel. Bruno started building it in 1973, and it took him 35 years to complete. It’s been called “Metal Mansion” for years.
This house is quite amazing as it is able to rotate 360 degrees with a simple push of a few buttons. With this kind of technology you can always turn to the sunny side! It takes just 30 minutes to rotate this house 360 degrees.
13 Sea-Shell House, Mexico City, Mexico
This incredible house was designed back in 2006 by Javier Sensonian, who specializes in bio-architecture. Would you like to visit a houses designed in the form of a shark, a snake or any other sea creature?
12 UFO House, Chattanooga, Tennessee
Built by Curtis King in 1973, it has three bedrooms and is available for rent. You may want to check your credit before renting, though, as prices are not cheap….
11 The Boeing 727 House, Benoit, Mississippi
Joanne Ussary bought a used Boeing 727 for $2000, then spent another $4000 to move into it, and $24,000 on renovations. The stairs open with a garage door remote. The plane has a personal Jacuzzi in the cockpit. The owner of the house literally invested money in fame. The Boeing home was featured as part of a creative conversions collection.
10 One Log House, Garberville, California
This house is actually the log of an old Redwood tree that grew more than two thousand years ago. First toiled in Eureka, California by two men, it was then transported to its current site by its new owner, Dan Baleme. To his surprise, it was still a functioning home. It can now be named one of the most creative mobile homes in the world, offering its owners a living room, a bedroom and a dining room.
9 The Shoe House, Hellam, Pennsylvania
Its creators could definitely win the best marketing idea of the year award. Originally designed in 1948 for thelocal shoe magnate, Mahlon N.Haines, it aimed to advertize his shoes. Now it has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a kitchen, a living room, and … new owners. Carleen Farabaugh says that she and her husband use this house as a summer home. How about trading your summer house for this one?
8 Pickle Barrel House, Grand Marais, Michigan
Owned by the cartoonist William Donahey, this pickle barrel house has two tales. At first its owners used it as a cottage home, but later it was moved to one of the central streets of Grand Marais. The local information center was located there.
7 The Teapot Dome House, Zillah, Wisconsin
It was built in 1922, after the Teapot Dome scandal. It involved the secretary of the interior, Albert B., who was jailed for accepting bribes from oil companies that wanted access to government-owned oil fields. It has been moved several times since it was built by the architect Jack Ainsworth.
6 Free Spirit Tree Spheres, Qualicum Beach, Canada
A Canadian couple, Tom and Rosy Chudleigh, is offering these free-spirit houses all over the world.Equipped with plumbing, electricity and insulation, it can be nine to ten-and-a-half feet in diameter. It takes a crew about a day to install it in one of your fav trees….
5 The Toilet-Shaped House, Suwon, South Korea
The mayor of Suwon actually built this house to mark the 2007 inaugural meeting of the World Toilet Association. It has a glass-walled bathroom at its center. The house was designed by Jae-Duck, who reportedly was born in a restroom. It has become his life's work.
4 The Flintstones-like House
It has a front door, a roof, a couple of tiny windows … and two large stones for both of its sides…. It seems like it was built inside a huge rock…. Built in 1974, it was used as a family retreat. It still has no running water or electricity inside.
3 The Mushroom House
Looking for a quiet place to live? Then you need this house. With concrete walls and exterior, you don’t have to think about the noise that may come from the street. The house itself consists of four 80-ton pods which rest on reinforced concrete stems of 14 to 20 feet in height. It was sold for $799,900 in February 2012. The initial price was $1.1 million. Creativity costs money, you know.
2 The Floating House
If you have a feeling that it looks like a hotel apartment with a pool, you are somewhere close to the truth. It’s actually a house that was built on a floating apparatus. It has 3 bedrooms inside, a boat lift and deed parking. It was once priced at $3.45 million.
1 The Fallingwater House
What could be better than looking at a waterfall? Owning a house overlooking one, of course! The Fallingwater House is built over a waterfall. The American architect Frank Lloyd Wright designed the house for his clients. Today it’s a national Historic Landmark.