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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”