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5 of the Oddest Shaped Homes in the World

Cypress Homes has some amazing custom homes at affordable prices. What if you could customize your home to look like a space ship or even a house with a Goose shaped roof? You won’t see homes like these in most subdivisions, but here is a list of some of the oddest shaped homes in the world.

A House shaped like a Seashell

The Sea Shell House is a luxurious vacation rental home in Isla Mujeres in Mexico, with a 180-degree view of the ocean. Designed by famous Mexican artist Octavio Ocampo, this unique house has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a private swimming pool. The seashell theme goes throughout the home including the bathtub waterspout made from a shell. To see more pictures click here.

Shoe House

Just like the popular nursery rhyme, this hose looks exactly like a shoe.  The “Haines Shoe House” was built in Pennsylvania in 1948 as an advertising gimmick by Colonel Mahlon N. Haines, the Shoe Wizard of York. To see more photos click here.



Steel House

Artist and architect Robert Bruno has been at work on his steel home since 1974. Bruno has said that he wants the shape of the structure to be somewhere between animal and machine. Bruno points out that the four legs and cantilevered design minimize the structures impact by not disrupting the earth as much as a typical home design would have. Estimated weight of the structure is 110 tons!

Read more: The World’s 18 Strangest Homes: Gallery – Popular Mechanics

Toilet Shaped House

Built by Sim Jae-duck to celebrate the campaign for cleaner public restrooms, this house was built in the shape of a giant toilet. The main reason for this house is the man who now lives in it, was born in a toilet himself.   He has worked his entire life for cleaner bathrooms across the world. This giant toilet house is made from cement and glass, most of the walls are glass with geometric cement shapes. For more photos click here.

The Upside down House

This eye catching and cleverly designed house has attracted attention from visitors around the world. It is the only upside down house built with interior in the same way. Some people have reported feeling dizzy and disoriented when entering! Nobody would inhabit it permanently as it was built purely as an exhibit. To see more upside down houses that have been built click here.

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