While you scroll down further, words such as bizarre, strange, and unusual are sure to pop up in your mind as we have curated a list of the weirdest houses around the world. Though it was a tedious task to nail down the top 10 weirdest houses, we have managed to roll them out for you!
Let us say that everyone has a distinctive way of expressing their personalities. Some are known for art, some for music, some for books, and others for creating weird abodes to live in. Architects put their best foot forward in designing homes that fit the requirement checklist of their clients. However, certain clients come up with very unusual home designs which boggles the architects, and the final construction of these ideas is what amazes us.
Have a look at how these top 10 weirdest houses have made a statement around the world. Prepare yourself for a mind-boggling read!
Krzywy Domek in Sopot, Poland
Krzywy Domek translates to ‘ a crooked house’ and it completely justifies its name. Szotynscy and Zaleski have the credits for designing this odd and asymmetrical building in 2004. With the inspiration from Polish fairy tale drawings and portrayals of Jan Marcin Szancer and Per Dahlberg, its architecture gives a feel that the house is melting.
Transparent House in Tokyo, Japan
Well, if you are someone who needs their daily dose of sunlight, then this house is perfect for you. However, you should not expect any privacy as this is a transparent house. The Sou Fujimoto Architects designed this one-of-its kind house by drawing inspiration from our ancestors living in and around trees. This one surely couldn’t skip the list of top 10 weirdest houses.
Gue(ho)st House in Delme, France
It is difficult to put together some words for this house because of how bizarre it is. French artists Christopher Berdaguer and Marie Pejus were the architects of this house which was formerly an old prison, a funeral house, and a school. The theme of all white exteriors is sure to give you chills down the spine. Also, the white colour is not from the usual paint, polystyrene on mellow resin is the secret for it.
Mushroom House in Perinton, New York
The mushroom house is quite contemporary considering it was built way back in 1970. This house in the top 10 weirdest houses list is oddly and unusually shaped like a mushroom.. The interiors of the mushroom house are well-adorned with mosaic tiling. So, all the mushroom lovers here’s your ideal abode!
Crocodile House in Cote D’Ivoire, Abidjan
The house designed like a grotesque smiling crocodile shares hollowness in its interiors. It was Moussa Kalo who originally began building this unusual house but unfortunately, his demise left the construction incomplete. Being an apprentice of Kalo, Thierry Atta took over the construction of this crocodile house and made it his permanent abode. Inside the body of this concrete reptile, the beds, windows, and rooms are in proper arrangement. And, if you are wondering whether this amongst the weirdest houses is livable or not then, the former stands to be true!
Keret House in Warsaw, Poland
People across the globe should take inspiration from Keret House for making the most of every inch of space available. Known to be the slimmest house in the world, Keret House is 152 centimeters wide. The resident of this place is its designer, Jakub Szczesny, who perfectly fitted his house in between two commercial buildings.
Upside Down House in Trassenheide, Germany
One of the weirdest houses on the list is this upside-down house created by Klaudiusz Golos and Sebastion Mikuciuk under ‘The World Stands on its Head’ project. This whimsical architecture was designed for an exhibition conducted in Trassenheide, Germany. If you are looking for a reason behind the design then, let us tell you that there is none. When asked about the inspiration behind creating an upside-down house, the creators answered that they wanted to do something different.
Toilet House in Suwon, Korea
This toilet-shaped house was named Haewoojae which meant ‘a place where one can find resolution of their worries’. With the objective to draw attention to the world’s sanitation problems, the Chairman of the Inaugural Assembly of the World Toilet Association designed this weird yet unique house.
Flinstones House in California, USA
Remember watching the cartoon series Flinstones? Here is a complete house that looks like Flinstones family owns it. This house, inspired by pop culture, is valued at a whopping $3.5 million. You can always show your kids how the homes from your favorite cartoon series looked like.
Winchester Mystery House in San Jose, California
Many houses are popular for their master building plan. However, Winchester Mystery House does not have one. The house holds a position in the top 10 weirdest houses list because of several oddities. After her husband Willian Wirt Winchester’s death, Sarah Winchester got the construction of this home started. It is said so that Sarah was told by a medium that the construction of the house should never stop or else she'll die. This bamboozling architecture has doors and stairs that lead to nowhere and some windows that overlook the rooms Also, one of its doors opens to nothing which means you miss and you fall off the yard. Chilling isn’t it?
Now that your mind is turning upside down after reading about the top 10 weirdest houses, think about which house would you like to live in!