20+ Extremely Outlandish Homes the World Has Ever Built

There are plenty of magnificent homes in this world, but there are only a few of them that could be classified as odd, bizarre, or even inexplicable. Across the globe, there are homes that don’t really look like homes at all, but rather, the result of some creative architect’s fever dream – and we are totally into it.

Here are a few of the most unusual homes from around the world, and a little bit of the history behind their creation. Life in suburbia will never be the same again. Which one would you like to live in?

The Snail House in Sofia, Bulgaria

The construction of this house happened at a snail’s pace: It took over 10 years to complete. It’s made from concrete that is four times lighter than water, and it is extremely energy efficient.

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Futuro Flying Saucer

Designed in 1968 by Finnish architect Matti Suuronen as a ski cabin that would be “quick to heat and easy to construct in rough terrain.” The home now sits in Texas, and is large enough to comfortably house eight people.

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The Teapot Dome

Built in 1922 in Zillah, Washington, this home was supposed to be a reminder of the infamous Teapot Dome bribery scandal involving President Warren G. Harding. Despite that, it is a ridiculously adorable little dwelling.

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The Boeing 727 Hotel

Though it might look like something out of LOST, this hotel is real and located in Costa Rica. In the past, this plane flew people from South Africa to Columbia, but it was eventually purchased and upcycled into this awesome hotel.

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Domes For The World

These 70 dome houses were built by the United States for villagers who lost their homes in a devastating earthquake in Sumberharjo village, near Indonesia’s ancient city of Yogyakarta.

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The Steel House

Located in Lubbock, Texas, this home took architect and sculptor Robert Bruno 23 years to build. It’s meant to resemble a giant pig, and he used 110 tons of steel to create it.

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A Russian Wooden Skyscraper

Former gangster Nikolai Sutyagin built this home with the intention of it being only a two-story building. But then, he just kept building. “First I added three floors but then the house looked ungainly, like a mushroom,” he said. “So I added another and it still didn’t look right so I kept going.” Sutyagin still lives in the bottom floor of the home with his wife.

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The Upside-Down House

This wild home is located in Szymbark (Poland). The house was created by Daniel Czapiewski as a commentary on the former communist era and present day.

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The Classic Hobbit House

This cozy hideaway was built by a man for his family in Wales. It only took about four months to build, and is basically the Tolkien respite of your dreams.

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The Heliodrome

The house was designed as a giant three-dimensional sundial. It’s set on a fixed angle in relationship to the sun’s movements, and it’s located in the heart of eastern France.

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The Fallingwater

American architect Frank Lloyd Wright built this beautiful Pennsylvania home partly over a waterfall. It’s beautiful, and one of the famed Wright’s best works.

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The Shoe House

Located in Pennsylvania, this home was an actual three-bedroom residence of local shoe magnate Mahlon Naines.After he died, the city turned it into an ice cream shop, and now it’s been converted into a museum.

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The Nautilus House

Located in Mexico City, this incredible shell-shaped house was designed by architect Javier Senosiain. Originally, the house built for a young family who were tired living in a conventional home.


The House On The Tip Of A Rock.

This house in Serbia was was built in 1968 by a group of young men. Apparently, they simply decided that the tip-top of these rocks would be an excellent place for a small home. Fair enough.

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Chateu d’Eau

This water tower located in Belgian village was built 100 years ago, and was once even used as a Nazi hide-out. It was then used as a water tower until the nineties, until finally being converted into a single family apartment on five floors.

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Haewoojae, which means the house for satisfying one’s anxiety. In other words, it’s a pretty clever name for a house shaped like a toilet. It’s located in Suwon, South Korea.

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The Futuristic Hobbit House

Bohumil Lhota, a 73-year-old builder, constructed this unique house partially underground. His idea was that he wanted to be close to nature, and benefit from cooler ground temperatures.

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The House Hidden By Plants

The construction on top of this building in China was mysteriously covered in greenery to hide what the builders were doing. The government discovered the construction in 2012, but have not been able to locate the owners.

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The Houses On Top Of A Building

These houses sit on the rooftop of a factory building in Dongguan, China. According to local media, the government said the size of the houses was not in line with the original design submitted, thus the construction should be deemed illegal.

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The Spaceship House

Star Trek fan Curtis King built this house for his son in 1972. Located in Tennessee, the house has three bedrooms and two bathrooms, and almost every room and piece of furniture in the home is rounded. It is now available to rent for any and all futuristic vacations.

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