So you think you have a hard time selling your listing…check out these bizarre homes. How would you go about marketing them? Would you want to live in any of them?
1. The Spaceship House in Chattanooga, Tennessee was the creation of Curtis King, who spent $250,000 to have it built for his son in 1973.
2. The Toilet-shaped House in Suwon, South Korea was built to mark the 2007 inaugural meeting of the World Toilet Association.
3. The Teapot Dome, in Zillah, WA was built in 1922 as a reminder of the Teapot Dome Scandal involving President Warren G. Harding and a federal petroleum reserve in Wyoming.
4. The Boeing 727 House, in Benoit (Mississippi, USA). The plane set Joanne Ussary back $2,000.00, cost $4,000.00 to move, and $24,000.00 to renovate. The stairs open with a garage door remote, and one of the bathrooms is still intact. And let’s not forget the personal jacuzzi in the cockpit.
5. The Nautilus House, in Mexico DF (Mexico), is a seashell-inspired abode built by designed by Senosiain Arquitectos for a couple.
6. The Shoe House in Hellam (Pennsylvania, USA). It was an actual guesthouse (3 bedroom, 2 baths, a kitchen and a living room) of a local shoe magnate, Mahlon N. Haines. After his death, it was an ice cream parlor for a while, and now it is a museum.
7. The Bubble House in Cannes (France). In the early eighties, fashion designer Pierre Cardin bought this atypical summer house built by architect Antti Lovag.
8. The Upside-Down House, in Szymbark (Poland). The house was created by Daniel Czapiewski to describe the former communist era and the present times in which we live.
9. The Mushroom House, in Cincinnati (Ohio, USA).
10. The Cave House in Festus, Missouri was a limestone and sandstone mining site in the 1800s. It was converted into a roller rink in 1960, where Ted Nugent and Bob Seger performed. Curt Sleeper bought the cave and its surrounding three acres in 2004 for about $160,000. He spent another $150,000 to make the cave into his family’s hardwood floored, three-bedroom home. When they ran into mortgage trouble, the Sleeper family put their home up for sale on eBay with a starting bid of $300,000. Luckily, the Sleepers were eventually able to refinance and keep their cave.
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