From caves to huts to castles to blocks of flats, whatever kind of house you have, moving in and setting up a new home is always an exciting experience. Some have stuck to the common, ordinary house designs while others have creative ones that are rather strangely out of the box.
If you’re needing some inspiration to design your new home, here are some for you!
1. Dick Clark’s Flintstones-Inspired Home (United States)
Once a fan of the classic cartoon The Flintstones? Maybe you’d eye this Flintstones-inspired house. This single-story abode in Malibu is priced at $3.5 million.
2. World’s Smallest 1 Square-Meter House (Germany)
This portable wooden structure designed by Van Bo Le-Mentzel is the world’s smallest house at only a square meter. It’s been moving around Germany since its creation.
3. Old Water Tower Turned into Modern Home (Belgium)
Bham Design Studio has transformed this old 100-feet high water tower turned Nazi hideout during the war into a lovely livable space.
4. Stone House (Portugal)
This fairly large rock house in Portugal is furnished with a door, a chimney, and a window. Tourists have been flocking to its location for a closer look of this weird thing.
5. Transparent House (Japan)
Our homes should be private, but if you’d like to show off to your neighbors what’s happening inside your house, this completely transparent house designed by Sou Fujomoto Architects is the one for you! It’s the modern version of tree houses, and it offers you much daylight.
6. Slide House (Japan)
On one side of this three-story house is a regular staircase while on the other lies a slide, which takes you all the way down to the first floor. Great for families with kids and for kids at heart!
7. Church Converted into Modern Family Home (Holland)
Zecc Architecten gave new purpose to two abandoned churches in Utrecht, the Netherlands, and converted them into modern family residences.
8. World’s Slimmest House (Poland)
Between two buildings is inserted the Keret House, which measures only 92 to 152 centimeters wide! If you’re single and do not mind the tiny space, this house will suit you perfectly!
9. Giant Seashell House (Mexico)
Inspired by the work of Gaudi and Frank Lloyd Wright, this house is owned by a family with two kids. It is a seashell-shaped house designed and built for them by Arquitectura Organica.
10. Skateboard House (United States)
Skaters can skate all day in this skateboard house as its surfaces, both indoors and outdoors, are designed for skateboarding.