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Unique Homes & Unusual Homes

Updated on February 18, 2016

Unusual Homes

Are you interested in owning a unique home , an unusual home to suit yourselves and fit into the environment ?

Maybe you love the idea of telling your friends that you live in a toilet or a shoe, maybe even a mushroom or some other odd shape that they are creating lately !

Or maybe you have a large family and need a palace so everyone can have their own room with guest rooms ready for family & friends when they want to visit.

There are many unusual places people live from igloos to underground caves in Coober Pedy Australia which is a very hot place so it is cooler living underground.

Here is a selection of unique homes from around the world to have a look at maybe inspire you to create your own unique home !

Some of the unique homes below are for sale if you are looking for a unique home to buy!

Simon Dale has created an amazing home I would love to visit in my home country of Wales which has been nicknamed the "Hobbitt House".

Simon had no experience previous to building the hobbit house yet has created an amazing home out of lime plaster ,local wood + straw bales as well as other products.It was created for a very low cost .

Some have lived in caves on the side of a hill for a while.




Coober Pedy Underground home

It is a lot cooler living in one of these in Coober Pedy
It is a lot cooler living in one of these in Coober Pedy

Live in a shoe !

Fancy living in a shoe !
Fancy living in a shoe !

Toilet house

or worse- a toilet !
or worse- a toilet !

Unusual homes for sale

This beautifully crafted conversion of a Windmill built from sandstone has magnificent views across the Severn Vale to the Malvern and Abberley hills.
This beautifully crafted conversion of a Windmill built from sandstone has magnificent views across the Severn Vale to the Malvern and Abberley hills.

Houseboat for sale

Maybe a houseboat will suit you better !
Maybe a houseboat will suit you better !

There are many beautiful waterways to explore in England - over 40 that I know of so living on a houseboat is a great way to explore the English countryside without dealing with the heavy traffic + stress! There is enough to keep you going for a long time without getting bored of the same sights .

Unique homes for sale

Would you like to buy a floating house
Would you like to buy a floating house
or maybe a Moroccan Palace
or maybe a Moroccan Palace
I know - you have always wanted to buy a mushroom house !
I know - you have always wanted to buy a mushroom house !

The Mushroom House

The Mushroom house is a series of five interconnected pods located on a hill at the tree line, just like the homes in the original Smurfs series, a 3D movie, and is furnished with five rooms; a master bedroom suite, fountain-furnished family room, a guest suite, a patio, and a three-car garage. The pods are 30 feet in diameter and weigh 80 tons.

Village of mushroom houses !

Mushroomhomes Holiday Village: This dreamland holiday village will be situated on gentle slopes overlooking the picturesque bay of Akbuk on the beautiful Aegean coast. These fantasy homes are specially designed for families with children and for thos
Mushroomhomes Holiday Village: This dreamland holiday village will be situated on gentle slopes overlooking the picturesque bay of Akbuk on the beautiful Aegean coast. These fantasy homes are specially designed for families with children and for thos

How to make an igloo!

Unusual Homes

If you have an unusual home you would like me to promote please send an email to kris.traveladviser@gmail.com with photos + details.

Forster in the Great Lakes

A lifestyle choice

Great area with swimming,surfing beaches nearby
Great area with swimming,surfing beaches nearby
Large double garage
Large double garage
Open style
Open style
Public transport
Public transport

Save with Airbnb on holiday

If you enjoy staying in unusual places but cannot afford to buy one then join up to Airbnb, get a discount on your next holiday and enjoy staying in a treehouse, or a houseboat, maybe even an igloo.

For those that want to stay at home and make money why not offer out a room, shed or a caravan for people wanting to stay in your area through Airbnb?

It is a great way to make new friends while making money from home.

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      freecampingaussie 2 years ago from Southern Spain

      Peachpurple,Thanks for dropping by ! What amazes me is that someone thought about living in a toilet house ! They would be very expensive .. Imagine giving directions to the house lol ! Certainly wouldn't miss it....

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      wow, these homes must be very expensive, imagine having to specially built them

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      freecampingaussie 2 years ago from Southern Spain

      Thanks for the visit Annart .The houses make me laugh ,toilet house is so strange ! We are enjoying Spain thanks !

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      Ann Carr 2 years ago from SW England

      Came back to have another look at this fun hub! We no longer have the house in France but are still by the marina and love spending more time at home now - still go away a lot too!

      There's no place like home and some of these are so amazing! Great that the diversity reflects people's uniqueness of choice.

      Hope you're doing well and that you're happy in Spain. Wishing you a great week!

      Ann

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      freecampingaussie 2 years ago from Southern Spain

      Lionrhod, Thanks for the visit ! You have been in some interesting houses. I would love to live on a houseboat for a while . The hobbit house sounds like fun !

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      Lionrhod 2 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Nifty! I've lived in a few unusual houses. My childhood home was a colonial mansion built in 1782 - gorgeous ballroom! One was a post & beam house from the early 1800s that me and my ex revamped to make super modern. I've lived in a houseboat - talk about crowded! I also had an octagonal house at one point, with decks and glass on every side. Presently hubby and I are planning to build a hobbit/elven house. (A combo of the best of both.)

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      freecampingaussie 4 years ago from Southern Spain

      Thanks for the visit . A UFO house is unusual - The toilet one is so weird aye.

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      IslandBites 4 years ago from Puerto Rico

      Really cool hub. Here in Puerto Rico, a man built his house in shape of an "UFO". lol Lights and sound effects included.

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      freecampingaussie 4 years ago from Southern Spain

      Thanks for the visits ! It was fun collecting these unusual homes especially the toilet lol!

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      Mona Sabalones Gonzalez 4 years ago from Philippines

      I love looking at homes, especially unique and unusual ones. It looks like your collection pretty much takes the cake:)

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      Li Galo 4 years ago from Mainly the USA but Sometimes Abroad

      I've always been interested in unique homes and considered buying a yurt home myself. Thanks for sharing these special abodes with us.

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      freecampingaussie 4 years ago from Southern Spain

      Appreciate the visit TToombs08 , I was amazed at the range of unusual houses ! Love the Underground one for in extreme heat .

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      Terrye Toombs 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      I love the idea of an *almost* underground home. Those are some fascinating houses!

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      freecampingaussie 4 years ago from Southern Spain

      Thanks for the visit LauraD093 . I was stunned when I saw the toilet house myself ! I kept looking in disbelief !

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      Laura Tykarski 4 years ago from Pittsburgh PA

      I love the converted windmill home. Good hub very interesting -cracked up over the toilet home as well.

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      Kerry43 4 years ago

      I do love the underground homes, but that windmill is so cute!

      Thanks:)

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      freecampingaussie 5 years ago from Southern Spain

      I have heard that Jonny, Have never been to Coober Pedy but am fascinated to see an underground house . The toilet house is weird !

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      Alan 5 years ago from Tasmania

      In Coober Pedy the only pleasant place to look at is underground. When you come above ground, the landscape is so, so uninteresting and bleak.

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      freecampingaussie 5 years ago from Southern Spain

      Thanks for the visit Suzie , The mushroom house is cute !I couldnt believe the toilet house lol !

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 5 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Cool ideas for ideas, I too love unusual dwellings and as im a wooden mushroom collector . . . . where else for me!!!!! LOVE IT. Enjoy your travels look forward to more of your articles.

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      freecampingaussie 5 years ago from Southern Spain

      Louise 4 weeks ago

      I am passionate about unique dwellings. Love the post. The inspiration to start our website/blog came about for our love of unusual homes.

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      freecampingaussie 5 years ago from Southern Spain

      Thanks for the visit ,some people have an amazing imagination when it comes to designing houses aye !

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      Ann Carr 5 years ago from SW England

      Good to see such interesting and varied places to live. My house is in a town, next to a marina and a canal. We use it as a pied-a-terre, easy to lock up and leave, neighbours to look after it - that way we have life at home, lots of good friends around and life away with good friends too! Voted up and interesting.

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      freecampingaussie 5 years ago from Southern Spain

      Thanks ! Am pleased you enjoyed it ! Sure are some unusual homes out there . I am enjoying our caravan by the lake with all the wildlife like in my hub " The Rainy season.

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      Gail Sobotkin 5 years ago from South Carolina

      Cool hub. You'd find me in the converted windmill house. Enjoyed this hub and the unique homes. Some, like the toilet house, made me wonder, "What were they thinking?" but others, like the Mushroom Village, looked whimsical and fun.

      Voted up and interesting.

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      Stephanie Das 5 years ago from Miami, US

      This is an awesome hub! Voted up and lots of good things!

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      freecampingaussie 5 years ago from Southern Spain

      Thank you ! The toilet house is a bit too much , the houseboat would be great for a few months exploring England ,chilly in winter .

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      Dolores Monet 5 years ago from East Coast, United States

      A fun hub! When you said unusual, I was thinking that I'd find my dream house. Guess I am a bit of a fuddy duddy. Can't see living in a giant roll of toilet paper or a shoe. And even the cute little mushroom village was way too much. But the houseboat? Loved it. Wonder if they get a bit damp and chilly.

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      jfay2011 5 years ago

      That is too funny. I thought you were just kidding. How about some really neat treehouses? I've seen some really cool ones in magazines.

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      freecampingaussie 5 years ago from Southern Spain

      Thanhks , We live in a caravan as we are traveling around Australia !

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      LydieRVgirl 5 years ago from Pa in summer sebring fl winter

      I love Unique houses I live in a RV for half of the year in florida, usa. very nice read

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      freecampingaussie 5 years ago from Southern Spain

      Thanks ! I would love to visit the Hobbit house in Wales , looks awesome ! Pass on the toilet house tho !

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      Gofygure 5 years ago

      I once visited a hollowed out tree stump that had been turned into a house by two fugitive criminals. It was the cutest thing I'd ever seen- thank you for sharing these odd homes!

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      freecampingaussie 5 years ago from Southern Spain

      Thanks ! The toilet house is really weird aye !I prefer something simple these days myself.

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      susan54 5 years ago

      I like the house on the water. Odd houses are very interesting.very nice!