10 Of the Most Unique & Unusual Homes in the World

Moving into and setting up your new home is definitely one of the most exciting things – especially for those who never find enough outlets for their ideas and designs. Throughout history, people have gone from caves to huts to castles to blocks of flats – and nowadays, seems like you can find an example of just anything. Some people are forced to get creative because of some physical restrictions – like small or unusual space – while others do so just because.

If you feel like you could use some inspiration to design your future home – or just like checking out the weird ideas some people have – this post is just for you!

1 | Transparent House, Japan

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Inspired by our ancient predecessors, who inhabited trees, this completely transparent “House NA” in Japan offers you a lot of day light, but not much privacy.

Designed by: Sou Fujimoto Architects

2 | Skateboard House, USA

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The Skateboard House allows you to skate on all the surfaces, both in and outdoors, and was planned to be built in Malibu.

Designed by: Pierre Andre Senizergues

3 | World’s Slimmest House, Poland

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The Keret House, inserted between two existing buildings, measures only from 92 to 152 centimeters in width!

Designed by: Jakub Szczęsny

4 | Old Water Tower Turned Into Modern Home, Belgium

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A 100-feet high water tower in Belgium used to serve as a Nazi hideout during the war, but was later transformed into a living space.

Designed by: Bham Design Studio

5 | Dick Clark’s Flintstones Inspired Home, USA

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This single story house in Malibu was inspired by the Flintstones family from the classic 60’s cartoon. Television legend Dick Clark have listed it for $3.5 million.

6 | World’s Smallest 1sq Meter House, Germany

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This portable DIY wooden structure measures only 1 square meter and is the world’s smallest house, moving around Germany.

Designed by: Van Bo Le-Mentzel

7 | Slide House, Japan

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This three-story Slide house in Japan has a regular staircase on one side of the house, and a slide on the other, which allows you to slide all the down to the first floor.

Designed by: LEVEL Architects

8 | Stone House,Portugal

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Although it looks like a massive rock, this house in Portugal actually has a door, a chimney and a window, and has become a huge tourist attraction.

Image credits: Jsome1 | Patrícia Sofia Ferreira Photography

9 | Church Converted Into Modern Family Home, Holland

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Zecc Architecten repurposed and converted two abandoned churches located in Utrecht, Netherlands into stylish family residences.

Designed by: Zecc Architecten

10 | Giant Seashell House, Mexico

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Inspired by the work of Gaudi and Frank Lloyd Wright, a young family with two kids in Mexico City had a seashell-shaped house built for them.

Designed by: Arquitectura Organica

Which one would you choose to live in?

Photos by Bore Panda

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Author: MMK

Architecture & Design was started by an Afghan entrepreneur, he believes that wellbeing is affected by the spaces we spend our time in and that their design is an important notion to consider with regards to our personal comfort and happiness – whether we are at home, at work or at play.

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