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40 of the World's Weirdest Houses

I love seeing how other people live, and it helps make me feel creative with my own dwelling space.

40 of the Most Unique, Strange, Unusual Houses Ever Built

If you’ve ever had the urge to create your own hobbit hole or build a life-sized Lego house, you’ll find inspiration in these unusual homes. In this collection, I have included only actual-built homes, not Photoshop creations, of which there are many fine examples (such as the tilted, gravity-defying houses of San Francisco) sprinkled around on the web. I have divided the collection up into four categories:

  • Nature-Inspired Homes
  • Modern Architecture
  • Upcycled Houses
  • Bizarrchitecture (what were they thinking?)

The architects of these houses are amazingly creative and clever with their ideas – I hope you’ll enjoy looking at them as much as I did!


1. Hằng Nga Guesthouse, Dalat, Vietnam

Originally designed by Vietnamese architect Dang Viet Nga, the Hang Nga Guesthouse is also known as the “Dalat Crazy House” by the locals. It vaguely resembles a giant tree. With 10 themed guest rooms, the house is open to tourists. It boasts lots of nooks, crannies, twists, turns, bridges, hallways, and staircases and is promoted as a fairytale-themed house surrounded by sculptures and gardens. All of the furniture inside the house needed to be handcrafted to fit in with the organic shape of the interior.