5 Odd-Shaped Homes Around the World

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If you like to march to the beat of your own drum, skip a traditional-style house for a unique, one-of-a-kind dwelling. Below are five odd-shaped homes around the world, perfect for those who like to live outside the box.

#1: Upside-Down House, Germany

Named “The World Stands on its Head,” this upside-down house was built in Trassenheide, Germany, on the Baltic Sea island of Usedom. Visitors can enter the Cape Cod-style home—which was constructed with a steel frame to support its weight—through its attic.

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#2: Car House, Germany

Located in Salzburg, the residential car house was designed by architect Markus Voglreiter who built the house in the shape of a Volkswagen Beetle car. Voglreiter invested approximately one million euros to build the home, which can be rented monthly for 2,500 euros.

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#3: Dome Home, Florida

The Dome of a Hole is a hurricane resistant house located in Pensacola, Florida. Built by Mark and Valerie Sigler, the 6,000-square-foot home also offers stunning views of the Gulf of Mexico, to enjoy when there are no hurricanes in sight.

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#4: Waldspirale, Germany

Completed in 2000, the Waldspirale is a residential building complex in Darmstadt, Germany. The complex houses 12 floors with 105 apartments, which do not follow a regular grid pattern. Trees grow out of every window, and the roof is planted with grass, flowers and trees.

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#5: Fallingwater, Pennsylvania

One of Frank Lloyd Wright’s most famous designs, Fallingwater was built in 1935 in rural southwestern Pennsylvania. The house is sited over a waterfall on Bear Run, located in Fayette County. It was designated a national historic landmark in 1966 and the American Institute of Architects named it the “best all-time work of American architecture.”

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