Everyone has a different vision of what their dream home is going to look like. Some want small and concise, while others prefer a house the size of a mansion. But designing the perfect home isn’t always easy, especially when you have a vision that is totally out of this world. Just ask the architects who designed these homes. They’re so insanely unique that they really stand out among the other homes in the neighborhood. So, here’s a look at some of the most bizarre homes around the globe. If you’re looking for inspiration on your future home’s design, this list will certainly give you some ideas.Howard Hughes converted the tail and wings of a 1930s Boeing Stratoliner into the ultimate attraction for tourists and school groups. The Cosmic Muffin now offers a historical and educational attraction to visitors all year long.
These beehive homes were created around 3700 BC and were common in deserts, cities and farming communities. They were made using mud, dirt, straw, and stones. And it has an oculus hole at the top, which sucks hot air out but allows light to come in.
It was designed by Vietnamese architect Dang Viet Nga, and some say that it resembles a hollowed-out tree. It has 10 theme guest rooms, hallways, staircases and bridges inspired to give off a fairy tale motif.
Since the village of Monsanto contains tons of huge granite boulders, residents built homes around, between, and under these massive rocks. Believe it or not, people have lived this way for hundreds of years.
Who else would you expect to live in this five-story rock house other than an Islamic spiritual leader named Imam Yahya? It was built on the remnants of another building and is the perfect blend between a rock face and architecture.
Artist Michael Khan and his wife, Leda Livant, used materials like driftwood, rocks and waste building materials to construct this home in 1979.
It took them 29 years, and now tourists can enjoy the organic interior of this artistic abode.
This collection of rock houses, mansions, rock hotels, and monasteries were carved into the soft rock, which was formed millions of years ago by volcanic ash, which created this cone shaped rocks that are up to 40 meters high.
The late Dick Clark built this cave-like home with rocky interiors, which was inspired by the “Flintstones” cartoon.
It has a magnificent view of the Pacific Ocean, the Channel Islands, the Serrano Valley, and the Boney Mountains.
A wooden frame was built on top of a foundation of flat stones, which held a couple of layers of turf. The turf provides insulation against the cold too.
Oh, and the homes are interconnected and you have to share a communal bathroom.
The Xiyi people carved 110 rooms on the side of this cliff during the Tang Dynasty. It’s also been dubbed the biggest maze of China because you need stone steps and ladders to connect to the various levels of the communal caves.
Artist Jayson Fann came up with this design for a small house made of eucalyptus branches so people could relax and sleep. It was intended to be a beach home or a forest getaway and can accommodate 8 people at a time.
The Keret House is 122 cm wide and is sandwiched between two buildings. It was designed by Polish architect Jakub Szczesny to act as a temporary home for writers on the road. But you wouldn’t want to live in such a cramped space forever.
In lieu of an igloo made of ice, the Kvivik Igloo has a turf roof which provides insulation. These igloos are located between the mountains and the bay to give tourists a modest accommodation and the most idyllic view of their lives.
It was designed by MOS Architects so that the owner can change the layout and expand the space of the home by adding extra units. The Element House is the ultimate dreamhouse for modern expanding families.
It was designed by Christian Muller Architects and SeARCH to provide the perfect view of the alpine scenery. To get in, you have to walk into a barn and make your way across an underground tunnel. It’s also available for rent.
It’s affectionately referred to by locals as the Teletubby house. It’s built underground and you can only see the front glass of the house.
The house can’t be seen from high above because it’s perfectly camouflaged by the natural scenery.
The Exbury Egg was designed by Stephen Turner as an artistic experiment, but it later became a minimal living alternative when he’s out on the water. The wooden exterior was designed to blend with the marshland and contains a basic shower, a hammock and a cooking device.
The first of its kind, this apartment complex actually floats on the wetland water. So unlike other homes in the area, the complex doesn’t have to worry about floating, which is common in this area.
It uses submerged pipes to pump water and keep the futuristic complex nice and cool.
It was designed by Michael Jantzen so that the wooden panels can slide, essentially moving walls, doors, and roofs into different positions to accommodate the people living there.
Even the benches inside can fold away to make a cramped room have more space.
Designed by architectural student Moshe Safdie, Habitat 67 was built in 1967, and offers a multilevel design that gives residents privacy, gardens and fresh air.
Up close, it looks like a life-sized game of Jenga.
Think of these Earth Houses as the Shire from “The Lord of the Rings,” but in the future. The homes use the earth to protect themselves from ice, wind, and rain.
It also provides insulation too, which is exactly what architect Peter Vetsch had in mind.
It was designed by engineer Ulrich Muther and architect Dietrich Otto. Stations like this one were used as lifeguard towers. But they make perfect housing as well. This one, in particular, serves as a maid room at the registry office of the Binz Rescue Station.
Gigaplex Architects turned two corrugate silos into a house by linking them together. Now, the 1800 square feet home provides a comfy weekend getaway that takes advantage of solar heat in the winter. But to the owner’s grandkids, it probably feels like a space shuttle.
It was designed by Poteet Architects in 2010 using a 40-foot shipping container.
It was retrofitted to include A/C and heating systems. It also comes with a roof garden to keep the interior from turning into an oven in the daytime.
The Tower House is 60 feet high and offers and amazing view of the city. Design studio Tom Dixon upcycled an 80-year-old water tower and renovated it to include 2 bedrooms, a kitchen, and a bathroom. But most passersby would never realize that it’s a home in plain sight.
The Alfredo Santa Cruz family created this home using 1,200 plastic PET bottles. 1,300 milk and wine tetra packs were repurposed to serve as the roof of the house, and the doors and windows are made of 140 CD cases.
The 1900s water tower was upcycled in the 1950s by an unknown architect. The Kettle House is made up of steel and was intended to be a convenience store, but that never happened. It’s sturdy though. It’s been pounded by hurricanes over the last 50 years, and it’s still standing.
It was created by James May and built by volunteers using more than 3,300,000 Lego bricks. But it also has a working toilet, a staircase, a bed, and a working shower, which are all constructed using Lego bricks too.
Curtis King built the Spaceship House in 1972, which cost him $250,000. It has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, retractable stairs, an airplane door, and an inflatable alien on the roof. If you’re lucky enough to rent this house, you’ll feel like a total space cadet.
The Cloud House is an extension designed to give a 100-year-old Edwardian home a more modern feel. The Cloud House offers plenty of totally modern cloud shaped wooden curvatures overlooking the outdoor pool.
The Cloud House offers plenty of totally modern cloud shaped wooden curvatures overlooking the outdoor pool.
Artist Erwin Wurm designed a truck, a sausage dog, a number of cars, and a house to look like “fat” objects. His Melting House sculptures were designed to infuse the architecture of the oh-so serious 1950s architecture with a bit of humor.
The spherical wooden treehouse contains insulation, electricity, plumbing, and all the basic amenities you’ll need.
The suspension bridge and spiral stairway leads the way into the dwelling. As a bonus, the sphere is suspended by a web made of rope so you can rock your way to a better sleep.
Step inside the Steel House, which looks like a pig on the outside but is full of surprises like stained glass windows, and an impressive view.
The entire structure took 110 tons of steel and more than 23 years to build.
Sim Jae Duck, the chairman of the World Toilet Association, was born in a bathroom, so in 2007, he decided to rebuild his home to look like a toilet.
It cost him $1.1 million, and contains the ultimate bathroom, which uses rainwater harvesting equipment.
It was designed by Eric Wasser to act as a sundial. The Heliodome absorbs solar energy so that the home stays cool in the winter, but can provide free heating during the winter. The interior of the environmentally friendly home also looks like an alien spaceship.
Polish businessman Daniel Czapiewski built this Upside Down House that lets visitors walk on the ceiling. But the interior is so mind- boggling that people have reported feeling seasick while touring the inside of this bizarre home.
Back in the 1970s, architect Antti Lovag designed this collection of bubble-shaped villas, which paid tribute to the caves and troglodyte habitats used by our ancestors.
The Bubble House contains an amphitheater, a reception call, a garden, pool, and several ponds too.