When the average person chooses a house to live in, their criteria is fairly standard: a place with four walls to keep out dangerous grizzly bears and such. A suitable kitchen in which to microwave hot dogs. A few windows so that you will be able to know if it’s day or night after binging on Netflix. And, one would hope, an indoor toilet. But then there are those people for whom a normal house just won’t cut it. With that in mind, we have compiled a list of 9 houses around the world that are eccentric (but still cool!). People even dream of living in them.
1. The Cube Houses, Rotterdam and Helmond, Netherlands
Sphere and Octagon-shaped houses would be pretty sweet, but nothing compares to a cube house! In fact, Rotterdam and Helmond have a whole set of them. These houses tilt at a 45-degree angle and contain a total of 4 floors: the first being the entrance, the second containing a living room and kitchen, the third consisting of two bedrooms and a bathroom, and a top floor that can be used as a garden.
2. The Drina River House, Bajina Basta, Serbia
Once upon a time in 1968, a group of young dudes who enjoyed sunbathing on a rock in the middle of river grew attached to it and decided it would make the perfect foundation for a little shelter. It obviously didn’t take much to convince the landowner of this since the following year he began construction on the little house that remains there to this day. It is even a candidate to receive status as a UNESCO protected landmark. Hooray!
3. Villa Mistral, Singapore
Some people are happy enough with modern. Others snicker at how primitive modern is. So what are you to do if you can’t settle for anything less than ultramodern? Thankfully, there’s a house in Singapore just for you! Located on the Island of Sentosa, this four floor house looks like a sleek cruise ship! But without the shuffle-board playing retirees, we would hope.