15 Strangest Houses From Around the Globe

There are no limits to people’s imagination, craziness and creativity as reflected in these bizarre constructions. See this original list of the world’s strangest houses, some of which, we’re pretty sure, you’ve never seen anywhere before.

1. Gingerbread House. Orlando. Florida. The USA.

By Stuck in Customs
By Stuck in Customs

 2. Fairy chimney houses. Cappadocia. Turkey.

By Alaskan Dude

Fairy chimney houses, carved out of rocks in the Roman period, can be found in Göreme, a town in Cappadocia and an important monastic center between 300-1200 AD. The site comprises many rock-hewn churches and chapels, as well as some remnants of the underground cities.

Capadocia. By Mario Tome

3. Stone House. Portugal.

By Jsome1

The stone house in the Fafe mountains in northern Portugal was built in 1974. It was constructed between four large boulders found on the site.

By Jsome1

4. Cube Houses. The Netherlands.

By tdietmut

The cube houses are located in Rotterdam and Helmond, the Netherlands. The complex was designed by Piet Blom in 1984.

By tdietmut

5. Another Stone House. France.

In the French Alps. By nicolasnova

6. Red House. New Jersey. The USA.

By Bob Jagendorf

7. The Mother Goose House. Kentucky. The USA.

By cindy47452

The house was constructed in 1940 in Hazard. Its windows are egg-shaped and the eyes are automobile headlights.

By cindy47452


8. Inversion. Houston. The USA.

By Brother O’Mara

A vortex installation known as Inversion was designed by Dan Havel and Dean Ruck at Art League Houston. It was made of two small houses scheduled for demolition.

By jasoneppink


9. Space House. Florida. The USA.

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10. The WM House. Copenhagen, Denmark.

By Kristian M

11. Icing House. Fuerteventura. Spain.

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12. Fat House.

By kaleidoscopic world

Designed by an Austrian artist Erwin Wurm, the Fat House is, actually, a life-sized building. It is part of the Fat series started by the artist in 2003.

13. Upside down House. Poland.

By magro kr

Designed by Daniela Czapiewski, the upside down house is located in the Education Centre in the village of Szymbark, Poland. It is supposed to be an artistic statement about the communist era in Poland and its impact on the Polish society.

By margo kr


 14. Steel House. Texas. The USA.

By austrini

Designed by Robert Bruno, the steel house stands at the top of the Ransom Canyon, Texas, and is, actually, the artist’s home. The construction of the house began in 1973 and since then the project has many times been revised.

By JoshEwwAhh


15. Crooked House. Poland.

By Tyla’75

Based on the drawings of J.M. Szancer, Per Dahlberg and Gaudi, the Crooked House was completed in 2003. It is located in Sopot, in the northern part of Poland.

By magro kr



  1. What an excellent collection of pictures. Bravo. I have been collecting pics of unique archtecture too though I have to admit these are much more eclectic.

  2. Wow next time please do some research before you steal internet pictures to make a blog post. #1. is not a gingerbread house. It is Minnie’s house in Magic Kingdom.

  3. No. 9 ( The Space House ) is located a shell’s throw from Pensacola Beach, if you want the specific location. During Halloween, the owners put a jack-o-lantern covering over it with a sign that says, ” It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!”. No, really.

  4. you hve forgotten “El Capricho” of Gaudí located in the town of “Comillas” in cantabria (north of Spain). it looks at night like an edable piece of candy.Well worth.

  5. the first one is actually Minnie Mouse’s house in the Toontown area of Disney World’s Magic Kingdom. However, it’s being demolished soon because they’re taking out Toontown and giving the space to Tinkerbell.

  6. ok so 14 is the “iron” house not the “steel” house and its in ransom canyon texas it’s pretty cool it outlooks ransom canyon lake which is linked to buffalo springs lake in lubbock, texas. =]

  7. The spaceship house is the best since I live not too far from it. And it’s funny how with one look we all know the first one is Minnie’s House. Also that it doesn’t have a description

  8. I grew up seeing the steel house in Ransom Canyon near Lubbock. There is also an organic house behind it, similar to ones seen in Barcelona. Great to see it here, wish that the whole story was being told, it is both a house and a sculpture.

  9. I agree with jessie, the top one is at Disney World in Florida, and that should definitely NOT be on the list. It really isn’t a functioning house at all.

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