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Photos: 5 Strange Houses Built Around the World

The most basic needs of man in this world have been listed as shelter, clothing and food. However, when it comes to shelter, some architectures around the world have over the years, built houses that are strange and makes someone to wonder how they were built.

From the upside down house to the crooked house, these buildings are surprisingly occupied by people and have remained solid for some years now. Below are five strange houses built around the world;

1. Shark Attack House:

This house is found in Headington, Oxford and owned by BBC Radio DJ Bill Heine. In 1986, Bill requested that a 7.5 metre shark made of fibre glass crashing into the roof of his house be installed by an architect. Today it is recognised as the most easy-to-spot house in the neighborhood and a popular landmark in the area.

2. Gue(ho)st House:

Located in Delma, France, this house was designed by architects Berdaguer and Pejus. It is a renovated prison house with it's exterior made of polystyrene coated in light resin.

3. Egg House:

This house was built by Chinese architect, Dai Haifei in Beijing, China. Dai was troubled by the rising real estate prices in China's capital and resorted to building an egg-shaped house on a sidewalk. It serves his basic needs and is totally provided by solar energy.

4. Upside Down House:

This house was built as a tourist attraction by Polish architects, Ktaudiusz Golos and Sebastian Mikiciuk as a part of the 'World Upside Down Project'. It allowed the visitors to view the world from a different perspective. Everything about the house, including the furnishings are upside down.

5. Crooked House:



Located in Sopot, Poland, this house was designed by Szotynscy and Zaleski in 2004. Inspiration on it's construction was drawn from polish fairy tale drawings and portraits of Jan Marcin Szaner and Per Dahlberg. It's architecture gives a feel that the house is melting.

So, what do you think about these houses?. Can you be able to live in any of them?. Let's hear from you on the comment section below.

BBC Radio Bill Heine Headington Oxford Shark Attack House

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