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, it seems like you can find an example of any house design possible. Some people are forced to get creative because of some physical restrictions – like small or unusual space – while others do so just because and end up creating unique home designs.
If you feel like you could use some inspiration for your future home design – or just like checking out the weird ideas some people have – this post is just for you! Would you choose to live in a former church or a renovated water tower? Or how about the smallest house in the world, or one that is the spitting image of the Flintstones’ cave? Check out our selection of the world’s unique homes below!!
1. Transparent House, Japan
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. (read more)
Designed by: Sou Fujimoto Architects
2. Skateboard House, USA
The Skateboard House allows you to skate on all the surfaces, both in and outdoors, and was planned to be built in Malibu. (read more)
Designed by: Pierre Andre Senizergues
3. World’s Slimmest House, Poland
The Keret House, inserted between two existing buildings, measures only from 92 to 152 centimeters in width! (read more)
Designed by: Jakub Szczęsny
4. Old Water Tower Turned Into Modern Home, Belgium
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. (read more)
Designed by: Bham Design Studio
5. Dick Clark’s Flintstones Inspired Home, USA
This single story house in Malibu was inspired by the Flintstones family from the classic 60’s cartoon. Television legend Dick Clark has listed it for $3.5 million. (read more)
6. World’s Smallest 1sq Meter House, Germany
This portable DIY wooden structure measures only 1 square meter and is the world’s smallest house, moving around Germany. (read more)
Designed by: Van Bo Le-Mentzel
7. Slide House, Japan
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. (read more)
Designed by: LEVEL Architects
8. Stone House,Portugal
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.
9. Church Converted Into Modern Family Home, Holland
Zecc Architecten repurposed and converted two abandoned churches located in Utrecht, Netherlands into stylish family residences. (read more)
Designed by: Zecc Architecten
10. Giant Seashell House, Mexico
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. (read more)
Designed by: Arquitectura Organica
Which one would you choose to live in?