One of the most beautiful things about being human is being able to see how unique we all are. Some of us have awe-inspiring athletic abilities and win Olympic gold medals. Others are incredible musicians that compose breathtaking symphonies. And some of us create the most stunning works of art. One of our favorite things to see is people being creative and showing that in everything they do, especially when they're living in their very own creations. We put together a list of some of the strangest homes in the world. Keep scrolling and you just might be inspired to start designing your very own house.
The people who built this home must have been sick of living on the Earth, so they decided to live inside of it. That's right, this home was built underground! Not only do they not have to worry about the neighbors peeking in, the home also comes with its own cinema and a fully-equipped gym. For $6 million you could have a house like this, too!
Apparently, there is such a thing as the World Toilet Association. If you don't believe us, feel free to Google it. The Mayor of Suwon, Sim Jae-Duk, decided in 2007 that he wanted to pay tribute to the founding of the World Toilet Association. So what else would he do but build a $1 million home that looks like a toilet? That's one large commode.
If you're a music lover, this next home might be more your style.
In an attempt to attract attention to Huainan City, China, students at the Hefei University of Technology designed a building in the shape of a grand piano and a violin. Hopefully, they play some incredible music in there. We feel like it should mandatory, honestly.
Casa do Penedo, also known as House of Stone, is located in the Fafe Mountains of Portugal. It has, for obvious reasons, become known as a "real-life Flintstone's house."
If you're a bit of an introvert, or don't really enjoy having neighbors, this next house is for you.
Maxime Qavtaradze, a 59-year-old monk, lives in the Katskhi Pillar Monastery, in Chiatura, Georgia, all by himself. We would definitely need to figure out store runs and cures for boredom, but that view alone makes it all worth it.
The owners of this home, located in Inverloch, Australia, wanted something that would give them a view of the water on all sides and they wanted the home to be in sync with the nature surrounding it. So architect James Stockwell designed them this home that hovers over the ground, just like a spacecraft would. Not only does it look futuristic, but its overall footprint on the Earth is much smaller than most homes.
This transparent house in Tokyo, Japan, also known as the House NA, was designed to mimic the way our ancient ancestors lived in the trees.
Even though the house doesn't exactly look like a tree, the designers, Sou Fujimoto Architects, created the rooms to look like the branches of a tree.
Going from room to room is kind of like swinging from branch to branch. Tarzan would be proud, that's for sure.
Move over, Frodo. This house next doesn't belong to you.
In 2003, Simon Dale wanted to move himself, and his family, into a low impact living house. And as a huge fan of the Lord of The Rings franchise, he knew exactly what he wanted to do.
Simon went on to buy seven acres of land, and $4,000 worth of materials, and created the ultimate fantasy home. After only four months of work, Simon has the perfect hobbit home for his family!
Benito Hernandez has been living in this home in Coahuila, Mexico for over 30 years with his family. The home itself is made out of sun-dried brick, and the roof is made out of none other than a rock that has a 131-foot diameter!
These dome-shaped houses were built by Domes for the World, a company based in the U.S. They were built for villagers that lost their homes due to the earthquake last year in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
This colorful shell-shaped home, located in Mexico City, was built in 2006 by Javier Senosiain.
The interior is a blend of modern architecture and contemporary art. The entry wall of stained glass casts bright colors all over the room.
Not only is it simple enough to have style, but there's enough room for all of your friends to enjoy a night of movies and pizza.
If you're claustrophobic the next home on our list would give you nightmares.
Due to the city's rough past, Warsaw has pretty much been destroyed. But Jakub Szczęsny still saw the beauty of the city torn by war, so he decided to try to help the city transition from the past into the present.
Many buildings of the past are still intact, but they don't exactly blend in with the modern city growing around them. Because of that reason, there are a lot of empty spaces all over the city.
Jakub Szczęsny decided to fill in some of that space by building his home right inside one of them.
There's just enough room for a tiny bed. What else do you need to get a good night's sleep?
This next house would surely make Tony Hawk jealous.
This house was designed by former Pro-Skating World Champion, Pierre Andre Senizergues. He built his home/skatepark in beautiful Malibu, California.
Being able to skateboard inside of your house with all of your friends is like a dream come true for Senizergues.
You'll always know what time it is living in this house in New York.
As you can tell, this 7,000 square foot penthouse provides one of the best views that New York City has to offer.
You would never have to look at a watch again, and the view is spectacular, but is it worth the $18 million price tag?
This next house makes us want to teleport to it immediately.
Tony Alleyne built this home to replicate the inside of Starship Enterprise.
He included even the smallest of details, like LED lights and intergalactic sound effects. Any Trekker would be happy to live long and prosper in this home.