Moving home and selling your house can be confusing, expensive, and time-consuming. However, if you’ve been struggling to secure a quick house sale for your modest, three bed suburban semi, spare a thought for the owners of these weird and wonderful creations, these are the weirdest homes you’re likely to come across:
To boldly go…
The Star Trek Voyager house in Hinckley, Leicestershire, was originally listed at just £70,000. The whole home is painstakingly designed as a replica of the Star Ship Voyager. This includes sound effects and atmospheric LED lighting.
The Trekkies’ delight was handed over to the wife of the property’s builder, following divorce proceedings. Live long and prosper!
The ultimate tree house
If you fancy being at one with nature and living up with the birds, a tree house could be for you. One enterprising builder in the US has created a four-storey, five-star gaff with a king size bed and a hot water supply. The homeowner doesn’t live in his arboreal home all the time, preferring to offer it to curious renters for $61 a night.
On the throne
In Japan, the Mayor of Suwon, Sim Jae-Duk celebrated the founding of the World Toilet Association by designing a toilet-shaped house. The construction cost around $1.1 million and features an incredible rooftop balcony around the loo seat.
Although it may appear to some that this is just money down the toilet, at least the residents will never be caught short!
Into the deep blue
H2Homes have plans to construct a number of luxury developments, completely submerged underwater at surface level. Large picture windows allow residents a fish-eye view of the local neighbours as they swim past.
If you have a cool £10 million to splash out, you could choose your seabed location or, if you prefer, they will choose a suitable sub aqua pitch for you. Obviously, the locations are likely to be in warmer, clearer waters than we enjoy in the UK.
If living under the waves doesn’t float your boat, you might prefer to live topside.
Designers created a floating home in Seattle, Washington, complete with three bedrooms, three bathrooms, a roof terrace, a boat lift, and deed parking.
Although it would be totally cool to commute to work in your boat instead of sitting in traffic for hours, the $3.5 million price tag could leave you with that sinking feeling.
Lord of the Rings
If you’re a Tolkien fan and you hanker for a slice of Middle Earth luxury, you might fancy living in a genuine Hobbit Hole House. Builder Simon Dale constructed just that in Pembrokeshire, Wales, for himself and his family.
The home is an almost perfect, scaled-up replica of Tolkien’s cosy underground den. Even though Dale created the whole thing from just £3,000 worth of materials and a 7-acre land purchase.
Let’s be absolutely clear
Sou Fujimoto Architects in Japan have designed and created a completely transparent home over several levels. The residence contains everything the homeowner would need for comfort, including a loo. This is clearly not the ideal home for the squeamish or modest or for those who enjoy their privacy!
US-based company Domes for the World have constructed 70 white dome houses in the tiny Indonesian village of Sumberharjo to provide shelter for villagers made homeless following a massive Central Java earthquake of 2006, which devastated the region.
The sturdy pod homes are built to withstand earthquake damage and can also tolerate winds of up to 190 km/ph. The dome homes are equipped with the basics of heat, light, and water. These are designed to provide a permanent residence.
She sells seashells…
If you fancy living like a hermit crab, you might like the look of the visually iconic Seashell home. You’ll find it in an idyllic situation on a Mexican beach in Isla Mujeres.
The house is constructed to resemble a seashell, apparently washed-up on the shore. It has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a private swimming pool and a sea view.
Jaws … stay out of the water!
An encounter with Jaws is the last thing you would expect to come across in a quiet, secluded Oxfordshire village.
However, former BBC radio DJ, Bill Heine has other ideas. He commissioned a model of a life-sized, Great White shark to be installed diving into the roof of his home. Planning regulations threatened to see the project dead in the water. However ‘Jaws’ has since become something of a local landmark in the area.
Make selling even the weirdest homes more easy
When it comes to designing and creating dream homes, it seems that there’s no limit to the lengths people will go to. However, if you want to sell your house quickly, you may want to keep your weird and wacky design ideas under wraps! Thankfully, there will always be companies who will buy any house.