The Transparent House
When you think of a house, you usually picture walls. And though this house does have walls, they're entirely see-through. The Transparent House in Tokyo, Japan, was designed by Sou Fujimoto Architects. From the bedroom to the bathroom, the entire house is transparent.
Yes, even the bathroom. We're still not sure how we feel about it, but for now, we're going to pass. It doesn't mean it isn't a cool house!
This home in Wadi Dhar, Yemen, was actually a palace. The Dal al-Hajar palace was built on a giant natural rock and intended to be a summer home. In the palace, there are several guest rooms connected by small stairways.
When it comes to houses, this one is really one of a kind ‐ we mean it. There is no other house like this in the world. It definitely looks like it's from a fairytale.
Who would want to have a house that looks like it came from the Flinstones? Well, apparently actor Dick Clark. He loved the series so much; he had to have a home inspired by it.
What's even more surprising is when Clark and his wife decided to sell their home, the price tag was a whopping $3.5 million.
Upside Down House
This house definitely isn't conventional, but it sure is interesting. The upside-down house is located in Trassenheide, Germany, and grabs the attention of travelers and locals.
Though no one actually lives in the house, it allows visitors to get a taste of what it would be like to live right-side-up in a world that's upside down
When you first lay eyes on this giant seashell, your first thoughts aren't, "oh, that seems conventional." Who would live in a giant seashell? Well, this Seashell house in Mexico City, Mexico, is a whimsical home that's actually very well designed.
The front entry way's wall is entirely made of stained glass, while the structure is made of granite. Granite is stronger than concrete and withstands high temperatures, perfect for the hot summer months in Mexico.
Tucked away in the South of France is designer Pierre Cardin's bubble palace, which, in 2016, was on the market for a cheap $355 million. Architect Antti Lovag wanted to create a home that mimicked prehistoric human dwellings, hence why it looks like a cave.
Lovag strongly believed that straight lines are against nature, and there's not a corner in the entire place. What's even crazier is that this home comes with its own amphitheater.
The Skate House
Not everyone will appreciate this home, but if you were once a skater or still are, then this is your dream pad. The Skate House is exactly what it sounds like. The home is designed with ramps, allowing skateboarders to glide throughout the home.
Not only does this house scream "youth culture," it's designed for skaters to improve their skills even on a rainy day. Practice makes perfect!
When you think of a treehouse, you think of a small cabin tucked high up into the trees. But the Mirrorcube house goes way beyond your traditional treehouse. The cube measures a perfect 4x4x4 meters, with the cube entirely surrounded by mirror walls, which reflect and blend into nature.
When you're outside of the cube, all you see is the nature around you. Designed by Bolle Tham and Martin Videgård, it gives a new interpretation to the idea of experiencing and co-existing in nature.
Whether you're a fan of The Lord of the Rings or not, the one thing you can appreciate is the hobbit home featured in the movie. It made the audience's imagination run wild, and for years, people were obsessed with the idea of living in a hobbit house.
Though there are a couple of hobbit houses around the world, our eyes are on the hobbit house in Pembrokeshire, Britain, which was designed by Simon Dale. The home is not only enchanting on the outside, but it's also always warm and cozy in the inside.
If only we had millions and millions of dollars. Unfortunately, we can only admire this apartment from afar. Brooklyn's iconic clock tower apartment is not only a historical gem, but it's also one amazing penthouse. The penthouse is surrounded by four famous 14-foot glass clocks.
Here's the thing, it's not a cheap place. Back in 2013, it was sitting on the market for a jaw-dropping $18 million after being reduced from $25 million. Wait, $18 million sounds reasonable. One sec, let us get out wallets.
The Dumpster Home
Actually, this is more in our price range. The Dumpster Home has everything you need ‐ literally. Designed by Gregory Kloehn, the dumpster was renovated into a fully functional apartment. It has a mini-bar, toilet, storage space, a microwave, and even a stove. Now, is this cool or what?
The best part is that this apartment is on wheels. So, if you do not like the neighborhood you're in, all you need to do is move your house down a couple of streets.
Everyone wants the chance to feel like they're living in a fairytale. After reading mystical stories and watching Disney movies, you want to experience it at least once in your life. Well, this house is certainly giving off Enchanted vibes.
Trees wrap around the entire interior of the house, even forming the staircase. With every step you take, you dive further and further into the whimsical fantasy of the households. It's definitely a special place.
The S House
When you look at this house, it's hard to believe someone actually lives in this house. We can't say we'd we eager to move into this home; it's an acquired taste. But we do admire its design. The S House, designed by Yuusuke Karasawa Architects, is located in Chichibu, Japan.
The five-layered house is intricately designed, giving the illusion each floor is being elevated. On the one hand, you have a full 360-degree view of your surroundings. On the other hand, you have no privacy. Let's just hope this house doesn't have any nosy neighbors.
The Home on the Rock
When it comes to strange and unusual homes, we usually think that they're built futuristically, but in this case, it's the opposite. The Home on the Rock is located on the Drina River in Serbia. There, in the middle of the river, sits a small red cottage with a green roof.
The home isn't unique. If anything, it's just your average cottage. But what's really special about this home is where it's placed. Any time the owner needs to grab a carton of milk or venture into town, they need to get on their boat and drive to the shore.
The Smallest House in the World
Would you want to live in the smallest home in the world? We're going to go say no, but it's a cool concept. For one euro a night in Berlin, you can sleep in the smallest house in the world. The house measures 1 square meter, where you can work, lounge, and sleep inside.
Though it may not be your dream house, it certainly is a unique idea. And considering rent isn't getting any cheap, we may be seeing more and more of these one sq meter homes!