This page is a central, organizing article for unusual homes. The homes may be unusual because of their location, size (large or small), age or experimental design.
Homes are built over water, on cliffs, on steep hillsides, underground, in trees and many other creative places.
Many of the pictures shown on the reference sites are listed because of their odd shapes. Some houses are shaped to look like other objects: shoes, musical instruments, airplanes, and other vehicles. Other unusual homes have simple geometric shapes: rectangular blocks, ovals or domes, triangles or pyramids.
Homes vary from a "micro" size with under 50 square feet of floor space to tens of thousands of square feet.
Some homes are new and built to look modern; others are hundreds of years old.
New home designs are created all the time. Some are built to take advantage of new technologies. Some use technologies, such as solar power for the people who live there.
Some other articles about unusual types of homes are
- compact houses, also called micro or micro-compact
- houseboat, while usual in some parts of the world, for many they are not
- tree houses
- International Space Station
- extreme home
- historic home
- Strange Houses, Weird Houses, Unusual Houses & Homes from Around the World, a forum on designrelated.com
- Seattle Unusual Homes
- The Strangest And Most Unusual Homes On The Market on Forbes.com
- Unusual Homes on Trendir.com
- The bed rolls under the patio in this unusual apartment. It is compact and uses hide-away ideas from boats.