8 Of The Most Strangest Homes In The World

By: Miles Wiseman - Published: • References: trendhunter
The notion of an ideal home varies from person to person, but ever since the suburban boom after the Second World War, there have been barely any variations among houses. Today, merely a handful of design options are offered by modern planned communities, while custom projects tend to be costly and take a lot of time to complete. However, this has not stopped some creative individuals all over the world from designing and creating some of the most innovative, one-of-a-kind and strange homes, such as the ones below.

1. 1sq Meter House – Berlin, Germany

The 1sq Meter House in Berlin, Germany is the world’s smallest house built and initiated as a part of a project by local architect Van Bo Le-Mentzel. It is a waterproof and wooden construction with a lockable slide-door and a slide-window. It even has a chair inside, a mattress and a small desk. Above all, this house fits through doors, elevators and Metro Cars in Berlin, and is on wheels, so it can be conveniently moved to any spot in Berlin.

2. Broken Column House – Désert de Retz, France

Amongst the myriad of strange houses on this list, The Broken Column House is a true gem. After all, the house dates back to before the French Revolution, created by François de Monville who was a French aristocrat. As the name of the house might suggest, it was designed to resemble an abandoned and ruined classical column, complete with fake cracks. The Broken Column House was actually abandoned and really does lie in ruins. 

3. Bubble House – Tourrettes-sur-Loup, France

The Bubble House or Palais Bulles, in the village of Tourrettes-sur-Loup, France, is a revolutionary creation of the legendary French architect Antti Lovag. This strange house consists of a series of bubbles where visitors are plunged into an extravagant and festive atmosphere in a futuristic setting. The house has 10 suites, a panoramic lounge, a reception room, as well as an open-air auditorium with 500 seats, gardens, ponds and pools.

4. Eliphante & Hippodome – Cornville, Arizona

The Eliphante & Hippodome is a sculptural home named after the look of its entrance created by artists Michael Kahn and Leda Livant using materials they collected over a period of 28 years. 3 acres of land is occupied by the Eliphante & Hippodome and several outbuildings, and rocks and scraps collected from construction sites are incorporated into them. Eliphante has simply evolved over the years, having initially been created without a floor plan.

5. Floating House – Krasnosilka, Ukraine

The Floating House in Ukraine is located 1 kilometer from Krasnosilka, Odes'ka Oblast. A single cantilever supports this strange gravity defying farm house. The house is actually a part of a potato sorting station. Potatoes were loaded into trucks using the metal bottom cones. Excluding the fact that it is floating, buildings with a similar construction are common in Ukraine’s agriculture regions. This probably means that the house is partly dismantled or misplaced.

6. Hang Nga Villa – Dalat, Vietnam

The "Crazy House" is another popular name for the Hang Nga Villa islocated in Đà Lạt, Vietnam. It is an unconventional building constructed and designed by Đặng Việt Nga, a local female architect. The villa has a design resembling a giant tree, in which sculptured design elements have been incorporated that represent natural forms such as animals, caves, mushrooms and spider webs. In the Chinese People's Daily, the Hang Nga Villa has been listed among the ten strangest buildings in the world.

7. Home On Rock – Drina River, Serbia

This remarkable isolated house is located in Serbia near the town of Bajina Basta on the river Drina. The current co-owner of this tiny wooden house was among the group of young men who built the house in 1968 after deciding that rock on the river was an excellent spot for a tiny humble abode. Astonishingly, the house has been destroyed by a flood a couple of times and every time it has been rebuilt from the ground up.

8. House Between Two Rocks – Nas Montanhas de Fafe, Portugal

This house, which is really built between two rocks and probably belongs in the Flintstones universe, is located in Portugal in Nas Montanhas de Fafe. It was back in 1974 when this house was built as a rural retreat for a family. The house has no electricity or running water, even though several huge wind turbines are present next to it. The House Between Two Rocks now has bulletproof windows and a slab of steel for a door due break-in attempts.

Author bio: Miles Wiseman is a construction engineer from Brisbane. Apart from his passion for unusual engineering projects, he's one of the biggest home design inspirational writers. He's daily inspiration comes from awesome home design websites like Homebuyers Centre and Houzz. Stats for Worlds Strangest Homes Trending: Older & Chilly
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