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Man Builds Rotating House So That His Wife Has Changing Views

There are many people who are constantly adjusting their homes, from moving around furniture, changing the decor, to shifting every picture so they’re at the perfect angle. Vojin Kusic’s wife is one of them. So Kusic, 72, built a rotating house for her, so she could change the views, from cornfields and farmland to forests and a river. 

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Kusic, a self-taught innovator, built the home himself over six years. “When I was building our family house, a bedroom was on this side and children’s room was on the other side, Afterwards, my wife didn’t like it, she said let’s turn it to the other side so that the living room is next to the road and she said all sorts of this like that. Then I changed inside, broke out the walls, and had the same problems on the ground floor. 

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I’d had enough of her complaints and frequent refurbishing of our family house, and I said, ‘I’ll build you a rotating house so you can spin it as you wish, even the entrance itself. So if you see unwanted guests coming, turn the entrance to the other side.’” 

A rotating house, built by Vojin Kusic. Image Credit: VOA / Reuters | Youtube

The house sits atop a fertile plain in northern Bosnia and spins on a 7-meter axis. Kusic explained that its spinning feature makes the home more resistant to damage from earthquakes than normal, stationary homes.

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The house can make a full circle for 24 hours when it’s at the slowest speed, while at the fastest spinning it can make a full circle in 22 seconds,” Kusic said in an interview with Reuters. His wife, however, did not give the interviewers a comment. [1]

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A Six-Year Project

Kusic states that he was inspired by Serbian-American inventors Nikola Tesla and Mihajlo Pupin. He had come from a poor family with little opportunity for a good education. So he had to find ways to make things by himself. “This is not an innovation, it only requires will and knowledge, and I had enough time and knowledge,” he said. And this rotating home is a testament to his skills and patience.

The house project spanned over six years, which included time Kusic spent in the hospital due to his heart condition. “I asked doctors to try to prolong (my life) for at least a year because I have this project in my head, and… nobody will know how to complete it.

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I did everything by myself,” Kusic said. “I’ve been doing this for six years. Every day I did a little bit and I was in no hurry.”

Other Interesting Homes

Designing a home is a difficult venture on its own, but some people take it to the next level. Some people are inspired by their favorite movies or TV shows, while others want to incorporate their hobbies into the shape and look of their houses. And there are those with wild imaginations that run loose with the furniture and decor. Some of these homes you may wish for yourself while others seem too weird to live in.

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Life-Size Labyrinth

In Telluride, Colorado, one home contains a lot of strange features from a 75-foot indoor pool to a bowling alley and shooting range. However, its standout feature is the giant replica of the labyrinth at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Chartres in France. It’s about 43 feet by 43 feet on a Colorado property estimated to be worth about $18.5 million. [2]

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An Indoor Slide

This penthouse, dubbed “Skyhouse”,  has an indoor tube slide made of stainless steel. It begins at the top of the four-story penthouse, makes a stop at the third floor if people want to get off there, then ends at the first floor. This penthouse in lower Manhattan was designed by architect David Hotson when the building became converted for residential use. The home also contains skylights, funhouse mirrors, and bright furniture, chosen by interior designer Ghislaine Viñas.

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A Home Made For Cats

Former owners Bob and Frances Walker designed their home to suit their nine cats. Their colorful layout includes scratching posts that go from floor to ceiling, elevated walkways, and hanging staircases. The Walkers began designing their home in 1986. By the time they sold it in 2013, every aspect of the home screamed cat. In fact, the owners dubbed the style “Cat Baroque”. Unfortunately, the new owners removed the cat walkway. [3]

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Sources

  1. “Bosnian builds rotating house so that his wife has diversified view.”​​ Reuters. Dado Ruvic.
  2. “10 homes with unique — and over-the-top — features.CBS News. Ilyce Glink. October 12, 2013
  3. “10 Apartments and Houses With Crazy Features.Mental Floss. Allison Hirschlag. May 5, 2016
Sarah Biren
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Sarah is a baker, cook, author, and blogger living in Toronto. She believes that food is the best method of healing and a classic way of bringing people together. In her spare time, Sarah does yoga, reads cookbooks, writes stories, and finds ways to make any type of food in her blender.
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