Five of the World’s Strangest Pieces of Real Estate

Most of us have a clear idea of our perfect piece of real estate. Maybe it’s a penthouse in New York City with floor to ceiling windows, modern furniture, and an amazing view of the skyline. Maybe it’s a sprawling, old-fashioned ranch in Montana, with a view of the mountains and acres of land for animals and farming. Or perhaps it’s a nice, modern build in the suburbs, complete with a white picket fence and a cul-de-sac. Although these are all great, for some homeowners, a perfect piece of real estate has to be something different. How different? Keep reading to learn about some of the strangest houses in the world.1. Skinny HouseThe Skinny House, located in Boston, is a minuscule four-story property sandwiched between two other homes in the downtown area. History tells us that the home was built out of spite to frustrate the neighbors and block out their sunlight and air. The Skinny House is the narrowest property in the city, spanning just 10.4 feet at its widest point. Its narrowest point is 6.2 feet across, allowing an adult to touch opposing walls. There is no front entrance; you must enter via a small alley.2. The Dancing HouseLocated in Czech Republic, this home was constructed between 1992 and 1996. A joint venture between architects Vlado Milunic and Frank Gehry, the property seems to be split into two parts, each with a distinctly different style. Viewed together, the house resembles a dancing couple. This explains its nickname of “Ginger and Fred,” referring to the famous dancing couple Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers.3. Neverwas HaulThis “house” is actually a Victorian-themed three story structure on wheels. Created by a group of Steampunks, the home was used to explore the Black Rock Desert during the Burning Man Festival. This beautiful and creative home is made of 75% recycled materials.4. Sliding HouseThe Sliding House is located in Suffolk, England. Designed by London-based architects at dRMM, the structure includes portions that slide to create different units including the roof. This means that you can essentially recreate and reorganize the home according to your mood. An incredible feat of engineering, this is truly a remarkable home.5. Toilet HouseSuwon, South Korea is home to a toilet-shaped property. South Korean sanitation activists built the structure in 2007 to mark the start of a global toilet association. It is the world’s first lavatory-shaped home and offers plenty of water closet space.Whether you dream of living in a more traditional space or would be right at home in a giant toilet, the sky is the limit when it comes to finding the real estate of your dreams.