Strange Houses

20 08 2008

I love artists, they create beautiful and sometimes really strange things. Check out these strange houses!

Life Sized Dollhouse

Canadian artist Heather Benning transformed an abandoned farmhouse into a life sized dollhouse. Situated in a Saskatchewan field, the artist replaced the back of the house with Plexiglass, allowing for a typical dollhouse viewing. Inside, Benning had redecorated the abandoned house with furniture of the 1960s, when the house was left empty. 

How fun! I wish I had this much time on my hands. She needs some gigantic Barbies playing house inside. 


Cacilo Bottle House

This one story building approximately 12×12 is made almost entirely of glass bottles. Apparently bottle houses weren’t that unusual for prospective prospectors trying to cash in on the silver rush during the late 1800’s in the Calico Mining District outside of Yermo, Ca.

I really love this bottle house. It would be a pain to dust though!


Daniel Czapiewski’s Upside-Down House in Poland

A Polish businessman and philanthropist says he has built this upside down house to remind people of wrong doings against humanity. The house has been attracting thousands of tourists. People visiting the house start to feel sea-sick once they are inside. “Mankind spoiling this world, and only mankind can fix it…”, the owner of this new wonder said. The house took 5 times longer to build than a normal house.

Okay, if this was in the U.S, I doubt this would attract thousands of tourists! But that’s just my thinking. 


Toilet Shaped House in South Korea

This toilet house was built by Sim Jae-duck, chairman of the organizing committee of the Inaugural General Assembly of the World Toilet Association to mark the association’s first general assembly in November.

The house is named Haewoojae, which signifies in Korean “a place of sanctuary where one can solve one’s worries”. 

Mmmm… I wonder what it smells like inside???

Stories and photos via Weird Us, World Architecture News, ReutersArt MoCo & CBC News



2 responses

20 08 2008

Wow! How fun! My favorite is the life-sized doll house. There are some really wacky, er, CREATIVE people out there! -Julia 🙂

22 08 2008
Miz Booshay

Thanks for sharing those wacky houses!!!

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