This house, located within a national park on the southwest coast of Wales, is sunk into the ground so the landscape remains nearly uninterrupted by its presence. It was completed in 1994 by design firm Future Systems. With turf-covered roofing and siding, the 222 House fits seamlessly into the surrounding field.The bathroom and kitchen are prefabricated pods that were lifted into the site during construction. Geothermal insulation shields the home and cuts energy use. Popular Mechanics
Undulating wood work, bizarre shapes and an array of materials come together to form a cohesive, albeit zany, structure. The interior is adorned with angular cabinets and multicolored rock walls. “This is highly personal and artistic … it’s just a different way of living and thinking," Koliopoulos says. Read more: The World's 18 Strangest Homes: Gallery - Popular Mechanics The World's 18 Strangest Homes: Gallery - Popular Mechanics#slide-1#slide-1
Spherical Tree House This "Spherical Tree House" sits high in the trees and is accessible by a suspension ladder. These sphere homes are for sales at the FreeSpiritSpheres.com. Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/real-estate/world-craziest-homes-gallery-1.44618#ixzz1rD2d1JYk... This is number 31 of 56 of the World's Craziest Homes. You HAVE to see them all - follow the link :)
Not many homeowners can say their house once stored a four-megaton nuclear warhead. What was once the launch control station, he says, is now a cozy a living space. Read more: The World's 18 Strangest Homes: Gallery - Popular Mechanics The World's 18 Strangest Homes: Gallery - Popular Mechanics#slide-1#slide-1
The Sliding House ~ The 20-ton outer shell of this home can be retracted in six minutes, revealing a second, mostly glass, inner shell. Power comes from four 12-volt batteries which run a motor that pulls small wheels, built into the timber shell, along an old set of railroad tracks. This feature gives the owners control over how the house interacts with the surrounding environment....