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Unique and Mind-Blowing Houses Around the World

Written by Team Urban Tree

All of us would have dreamt of owning a beautiful house right from our childhood. Whenever we spot a beautiful villa or a beachside home or visit someone’s gorgeous house, the only thing that comes to our mind is, “I wish I had a house like that!” Isn’t it true? This is a normal human psychology. But then there are certain people who want things completely out of the box.  Not all of them want to settle for a villa or a beach house! They take their dreams a notch higher and got themselves some bizarre houses. Let us show you a few of the most creative, crazy and bizarre houses in the world.

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1. Glass house, Tokyo

This is a stunning house designed by Sou Fujimoto Architects, Tokyo. The house is designed to look like a tree house and the house has no opacity as the idea was to get maximum light.



The house has no concrete walls, just glasses! Well one can always use blinds & defrost the glass whenever required for privacy but would you want to live in a house like that?

2. Boeing 727 Hotel In Costa Rica

Always fancied flying on a plane? Well this person loved planes so much that he has a house that looks like a plane! The story behind this house is that this flight used to carry passengers from South Africa to Columbia but its journey ended. The plane was sold as a scrap for a meager amount.


It was bought and renovated to build a beautiful house that gets lot of light and looks fantastic with fabulous interiors.

3. Church House, Holland

If you can’t go to Church, why not live in a Church! Yes you read that right! Zecc Architecten of Netherlands converted two abandoned Churches into modern home. The house is nothing short of beauty and class.




Woah! Who else like this idea?

4. Seashell House, Mexico

She sells, sea shells, on the sea shore. Do you know what happens when you get obsessed with a childhood riddle and is stuck on your mind? You build a seashell shaped home! What defines living the dream better than this! A couple in Mexico with their kids got this fantasy house built for them. Fancy yourself living in this home?



5. Toilet-shaped house

Now that is taking things to another level! South Korea has a toilet shaped house. It was made to mark the start of global toilet association. Oh, yes, there is an association for it!


6. Rock house, Serbia

A house built on a rock on the river Drina is seen near the western Serbian town of Bajina Basta, on May 22, 2013. The house was built in 1968 by a group of young men who decided that the rock on the river was an ideal place for a tiny shelter, according to the house’s co-owner.


7. Dome house

The Government built 70 dome shaped houses for people who lost their houses during the war in a small town near Indonesia. Would you live in these cute looking houses?


8. House made of stone and scrap

Ever heard of a house made of scrap? A brazillian gardener called Estevao Silva da Conceicao built a house of stones, ceramic items and every possible thing he could find. But the result is very artistic.


9. Cube house



Designed by architect Piet Blom in 1984 in Holland, this house looks like a cube. Each cube has three floors. It looks fantastic. But would you like to live in such a house?

10. Flintstone house

Designed and owned by Dick Clark. The single-story structure & its rocky interior looks just like the one from the Flinstone cartoon.



This real-world version of the Flintstones’ home has one bedroom and two bathrooms, a fireplace and several large glass windows offering views of city lights and sunsets as well as Serrano Valley, the Boney Mountains, the Channel Islands and the Pacific Ocean

11. Water tower house

A water tower in a small Belgian village that no one paid much attention to was bought by a businessman Patrick Mets. He hired Brussels based architecture firm Bham Design Studio in 2007 to convert the former water tower into an amazing family home and the result is just incredible.




Not only visually but the high tech features and, most of all, that awesome view. I would never guess such a masterpiece would be in something like a water tower.

12. Doughnut Shaped House

A unique 4 bedroom built by Peter Berkin and his wife Chard, who both appeared on the TV bold building show Grand Designs which is best described as doughnut shaped has gone on the market for £1milion.



13. Country House

Have you ever dreamt of living in a castle? Well your dreams just might come true! A Virginia landmark since its construction was completed back in 1860, and now Melrose Castle—a 9,600-square foot, Gothic-Revival style masterpiece framed by 50 acres of enchanted forest—is awaiting its next steward. Numerous attempts have been made to restore this beloved building to its former grandeur, but Melrose still awaits its knight in shining armor. If you’ve got $2,599,000 you’ve got yourself a castle.



14. Wooden Skyscraper

So where do gangsters live after they lose their possessions? They build one J Nikolai Sutyagin, a former gangster, began building this ‘wooden skyscraper’ in Arkhangelsk, a trip to Japan inspired him to expand his house which turned out to be a sky scraper. Though now the house around him is decaying , he still lives in the bottom floor with his wife.


15. Floating House

Everyone loves taking a holiday to travel in a cruise ship to enjoy the sea. But imagine having a house in the middle of the sea?  A floating house that adds a whole new current of luxury to marine living. Easily docked at a marina or pier, the mobile structure can be transported to whatever picturesque spot its owner wishes. Built on top of a buoyant platform, the structure boasts two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a living room and a kitchen with bar, all encircled by large terraces.



16. House on a cliff

If you love living life on the edge, this house might appeal to you. A concept home by Australian module-home designers Modscape will take your thrill for heights to a new level. The five-storey home known as the Cliff House is in Australia. It hangs to a cliff, inspired by the way barnacles cling to a ship’s hull. You can then move between the floors by the use of a lift.



17. Japanese House Made of Cedar and Glass

The only place where you can witness perfectly timber-framed rooms would be in Japan.  Architects Suga Atelier named it the house of cedar. The building has a cross-bracing cedar structure that is exposed inside both of its two storeys. The glazed front elevation comprises an assortment of small square and rectangular windows, including three that can be opened.

Apart from the above mentioned houses there are quite a few others as well thought not occupied there are open for visit by tourist.

Crooked house

Crooked house

Organic home


Converted homes


Chicken leg house


There are a lot of creative people in the world and they make creative things. Such creative houses are great, bizarre, weird and what not! Have you ever wanted to live in such a house or have thought of building one? Given a chance how would you build your home? Give us some creative and wacky ideas in the comments below. Let us see your imagination!

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Urban Tree are the creators of magnificent homes in Chennai. Urban Tree is committed to creating world-class homes featuring innovative new styles that are meticulously integrated into every aspect of modern day living.

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