Thursday, 7 February 2008

Star Trek and Beyond

Inthemud reminded me yesterday of a man who made his flat into a Star Trek home. You can see more photos here. Whilst browsing i also found these other houses. I wonder what they say about thier owners!

The Thin house in London The Bubble house in France The Crazy house in Vietnam The Basket biulding in Ohio The Football house in Malawi The Spaceship house in Iowa The Dancing house in Prague

And the Airplane house in NijeriaWhat house would you biuld? Or would you be happy in one of these?

49 comments:

Babaloo said...

The Dancing House looks funky. Would like to at least visit there. Live? I'd have to find out.

TheBirdman33 said...

Those are some awesome houses! I think it's interesting that the FOOTBALL house isn't in the U.S.

I'm also intrigued by the thin house.

Elissa - Managing Autism said...

I'm not fussy.. and don't really need anything fancy.. I'd just take a tropical resort for a house with masseurs and chefs and cocktails by the pool everyday..

motherx said...

Wow! mad houses! W would def love the bubble house! Z probably the crazy house and me, I think Id go for the airplane house! That would be great...all of us living in out different little houses next to each other!

BenefitScroungingScum said...

Wow, they are amazing! I've seen the Star Trek guy on tv recently, I love that level of eccentricity.

Zoƫ said...

Hi I think they are all fabulous, but I love the work of Gaudi in Barcelona even more , here is an example of his beautiful organic buildings:


Gaudi's House

buffalodickdy said...

I would attempt to design the most maintainence- free house in the world!

Inthemud said...

It's amazing what is out there when you start to look!!

The bubble houses seem particularly weird, but like the idea.

Question is how on earth do they get planning permission?? They obviously don't have to deal with Horsham District or Reigate and Banstead!!!

Glad I inspired you to do this blog!!
Great fun!!

Milla said...

Dancing and Crazy for me. Thin house too claustrophobic and no room left for rooms once the stairs are factored in. Would have expected airplane house to be in America too.

Jen said...

I'd love to see the inside of the thin house!

My dream house would probably be a little cottage in the middle of a forest with a huge herb garden and stableboys to look after my
horses :-) And treehouses everywhere around it...my kids LOVE climbing trees!

lime said...

i think i'd be afraid to live in the thin house. i looks like a strong wind would be able to knock it over!

Henry North London said...

You missed the toilet house in Korea

Sorry it had to be said

WesterWitch/Headmistress said...

Oooooo would love to build something different - hidden in the woods with no neighbours . . .

Did you get my email - re the Purplecoo shoot . . .let me know if you can make it - fingers crossed.

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J said...

The suggestion of the maintenance free house sounds like a good one. That's the only one my husband would approve of. Have seen the Basket Building first hand, but only from an expressway. I lived out by Newark, Ohio for a short time.

dawn said...

I would build a house in the shape of a dog because I love mine so much, they have an elephant house in NJ thats a tourist attraction now. I can't remember the name but its very cool. I love your posts!!

Deb said...

I totally love the bubble house. Wow!

Phil Plasma said...

My crazy house would be made of wind with an east wing made of sordid acrimony and a west wing made of a penchant for obfuscation.

titration said...

You find the most amazing things! I always wanted to live in an underground house or a glass house.

Faith said...

No, don't fancy any of those houses - all rather ugly. I saw a lovely hobbity house on a website once that I would have loved to live in. I have PM'd you Casdok!

Alin Steglinski said...

Hey casdok... come see my blog... big news there..

but i like the dancing house... not sure about powerchair accessibility though!

Dad Stuff said...

Those houses are awesome. That crazy house looks like a melting sand castle.
I think it would be fun to have either a Lego house or a Hobbit home.

Debs said...

I love the dancing house but find the airplane house a little eerie.

There's an award for you over at mine by the way.

Mrs. C said...

Oh, I want an itty bitty cookie cutter house that's exactly the same as all the other houses in the neighbourhood. And I want to pay a lot for it, too, and have dues and rules and the whole bit.

OK, not.

But the houses you pictured are a little... craazy. If I had a buncha money I'd buy a really old house and pay other people to remodel it to my liking.

Omega Mum said...

I could tolerate all except the house with the plane on it, which would make me feel terribly uneasy about flying again. Great selection, Casdok.

Crystal Jigsaw said...

My own house suits me quite nicely! I doubt you would find any spirit entities in a house shaped like a football...

Crystal xx

katy said...

i fancy the house with the plane on it, no really i do!
have seen the dancing house, it is weird for sure!

Ian Lidster said...

What fun! Brightened my morning.

Just read the excerpt from your tale on Ellee's blog. You are such a beautiful and tough person. I admire you so very much.

By the way, you look exactly like my next door neighbor.

Chris H said...

I'm too sensible to build a stooopid looking house! That Thin House would freak me out..... it looks like a good wind would blow it over!

Mrs. Fox said...

The thin house is my favorite. Looks like something out of Harry Potter.

When I was little wanted to live in a cave like they did in the Swiss Family Robinson. It seemed cool at the time. :)

Real Live Lesbian said...

I'll take the thin house...maybe I'd be thinner too!?

Vi said...

Any house that can self clean!

Teachin' this mommy new tricks! said...

That Prague house is pretty cool! Love all the pictures. You have such interesting fun blogs!

KAREN CLARKE said...

God, how brilliant!

When I was young I liked 'there was an old woman who lived in a shoe, she had so many children she didn't know what to do,' so I'd plump for a shoe-shaped house!

Not that I'm old. And I don't have that many children either :o)

Jim said...

I live in Ohio and I know that basket and have seen it. Would I want to work or live in it? Don't know but it would be interesting.

Jim

Flea said...

I can tell you which one I wouldn't want to live in - the bubble house. It looks like some giant bug with lots of eyes.

Jim said...

By the way.... Click and find your surprise

Jim :)

Slow Panic said...

i would build an octagon house -- like the one Thomas Jefferson built.

Sharon said...

What an interesting bunch of houses! Thanks for sharing.

~Fathairybastard~ said...

A few of those places are pretty cool. Put that spaceship house in the middle of about 500 acres and I'd go for it.

Baby Island said...

Oh the Thin house makes me dizzy and sweaty (in a bad way) just looking at the photo!!

I love your blog, hope you don't mind if I add a link to it from my own!!

:)

FXSmom said...

those are insane. I just want a one story house that could fit my family and I could grow old in.

misha_k said...

All those houses are amazing. Truthfully, though, I'm not too picky. I just like having a home to call my own.

leslie said...

Do you get that TV program called "Weird Homes" in England? I think the hostess is either English or Australian and she travels around the world showing these weird homes and the owners tell all about them. It's rather intriguing.

Anne Brooke said...

Ah, the Star Trek house - what could be nicer?!

:))

A
xxx

Odat said...

I'd want a "Happy House", maybe with big smiley face on it!
;-)
Peace

Moondreamer said...

This was great, Casdok, thank you!

I'd love to build my own eco-house one day, Grand Designs is a weekly fix!

I have done your photo meme and had soooo much fun! Where were you born, by the way, your pic looks very exotic?

Your blog makes me smile every day Casdok, and it really makes me think too. Truly excellent (well-deserved award!) thank you!

:o)

Paul F. said...

I would enjoy about a week in each one, then I'd be over it. My family and I used to live in a Geodesic Dome house on a small "farm" in the middle of the California desert when I was a kid. Back then, I just wanted to be "normal" like everyone else, but instead I was the kid who lived in the "round house". I was so over it by the time we moved out. Now I kinda think they're cool again.

Patti said...

Some really awesome houses out in the world. Thanks for sharing them.

I agree with Mrs. C -- If I were wealthy I'd buy an interesting old house with lots of nooks and crannies and have someone remodel it to my specifications.

Philip. said...

Love the thin house!