1. An airplane house in the village of Miziara, Lebanon
Now that travelling is restricted, we wouldn’t mind living in a house that looks like an airplane. This airplane house in Miziara, build in 1975, was designed in the shape of an Airbus A380 with 30 portholes on each side, two storeys and the inside, and a roundish nose cone to complete the look.
2. Floating Seahorse home in Dubai
On the extreme end of luxury living it’s the Floating Seahorse home. Like a docked boat but in the middle of the sea, features three levels, including an underwater master bedroom and bathroom with 360-degree views of the ocean. This is almost equivalent to having your own private island.
3. Dumpster Home in New York City
Living out of a dumpster might not be as bad as what you imagine it to be if you met Gregory Kloehn, a designer from California, who converted a $2000 ugly green dumpster into a home that’s comfortable for himself. You might also say that this is the smallest (and probably the strangest) apartment yet. Although small, this home has got everything a home needs – bathroom, bed, some storage space, a microwave over, a fridge, and even a toilet.
4. Giant Seashell House in Mexico City
Have you wondered what living in a seashell would be like? Hermit crabs can’t tell you that experience but you can try it for yourself. Designed by Javier Senosiain, this giant seashell house was built in 2006 and completed only in 2016, features a smooth front facade that runs with a giant wall of coloured mosaics, creating an exquisite rainbow effect. This is a real house built for a young family of two kids who were tired of living in a conventional home.
5. The Flintstone House in Malibu, California
Yabba-Dabba-Do! Fred Flintstone will be so proud of his 21st century home. The Flintstone House, perched on a remote headland in Malibu, makes for a one-of-kind retreat place for its serene seclusion, and especially it’s just minutes from the beach below.
However, its neighbouring residents beg to differ, and they have recently filed a complaint against the current home owner, Florence Fang, for her decorating taste and deeming it as a public nuisance.
Love it or hate it?
6. House NA in Tokyo, Japan
If hide and seek is a game you enjoy, then this house in Japan is not for you. There is hardly any walls and it looks like scaffolding on the outside. The corners are all transparent with no privacy except for the bedroom. House NA comes in three storeys that are subdivided into various staggered platforms, like living in a treehouse.
How’s that for transparent living?
7. Upside-down house of Trassenheide, Germany
This is the first (but not the only) upside-down house, that was built in 2008 as a tourist attraction by Polish architects Klaudiusz Golos and Sebastian Mikiciuk.
This quirky-looking upside-down house was built as part of a project called Die Welt Steht Kopf (“The World Upside Down”), that was aimed at giving visitors a different view of everyday things. Standing on the outside, you would have thought the entire house somehow fell to earth, resting on its roof.
Things get really trippy and disorientating once on the inside, with all the furnishings inverted inside this upside-down world, hanging right above you as you stand on the ceiling.