Weird and wonderful buildings

The Big Pineapple, from my area of South Africa. Four storeys high
The Big Pineapple, from my area of South Africa. Four storeys high
Spaceship house. Part of my childhood in South Africa
Spaceship house. Part of my childhood in South Africa
Opposite the house in which I grew up
Opposite the house in which I grew up
Globe in Stockholm, which is the largest hemispherical building on earth.
Globe in Stockholm, which is the largest hemispherical building on earth.

And below are some of the most amazing buildings I have ever seen. I chose the ones I love the best but there are so many more here. I really would recommend a look through all three lists. I also wish to thank the site for letting bloggers use up to 20 images if you link back to them.

Interestingly in the lists above I found another spaceship house in New Zealand and another giant pineapple in Australia.

Crooked House, Poland
Crooked House, Poland
Basket building, USA (Ohio)
Basket building, USA (Ohio)
Kansas City Library, USA
Kansas City Library, USA
Dancing Building, Prague
Dancing Building, Prague

 

Stone House, Portugal
Stone House, Portugal
UFO House, Taiwan
UFO House, Taiwan
Erwin Wurm: House Attack (Viena, Austria)
Erwin Wurm: House Attack (Viena, Austria)
Wooden Gagster House (Archangelsk, Russia)
Wooden Gagster House (Archangelsk, Russia)
8. The Mushroom House
The Mushroom House (Ohio, USA)

 

Ewok House
Ewok House
Free Spirit Spheres (Qualicum Beach, BC, Canada)
Free Spirit Spheres (Qualicum Beach, BC, Canada)
Modern Igloo, Alasa
Modern Igloo, Alasa
Errante Guest House (Chile)
Errante Guest House (Chile)
Bubble House (California, USA)
Bubble House (California, USA)
Gas Natural headquarters (Barcelona, Spain)
Gas Natural headquarters (Barcelona, Spain)
Conch-Shell-House-Isla-Mujeres-Mexico1
Conch Shell House (Isla Mujeres, Mexico)
Piano-shaped-building
Piano shaped building (Huainan, China)
doll-theatre-poland
Doll’s Theatre (Torun, Poland)
Low impact woodland house (Wales, UK)
Low impact woodland house (Wales, UK)
house-boat-croatia
And my favourite one of all of them is this one. THIS is the house I would have if I could have any house at all. I love it! I would paint it up all nicely and have a nautical + New England beach style theme.  This is a house boat in Croatia

 

 

 

Author: Janet Carr

Fashion, beauty and animal loving language consultant from South Africa living in Stockholm, Sweden.

11 thoughts

  1. With havin so much content do you ever run into any issues of
    plagorism or copyright violation? My blog has a
    lot of completely unique content I’ve either written myself or outsourced but
    it looks like a lot of it is popping it up all over the web
    without my agreement. Do you know any solutions to help prevent content from being ripped off?

    I’d certainly appreciate it.

    1. The main problem for me has always been images, because Google Images picks them up, and people seem to imagine Google Images are all free of copyright, because they are separate from the original context.

      Luckily, I have many loyal readers who let me know if they see any of them being used without permission. I then contact the person and ask them to take them down.

      When it comes to written content, I have not yet had a problem with people lifting it.

      If you have a lot of images, then watermark them with your blog link. That way if they appear in Google Images people will know they come from your blog. They are also less attractive to people who want to pass them off as their own work.

      If it is written content they will have to come to your blog to get it, so you could have a clearly visible note on each page that people must reblog, attribute or link back to your blog. That should deter all but the most hardened content thieves.

      Good luck!

  2. The Big Pineapple at the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia is not that far from us. They have a ‘train’ going around the farm and the carriages are shaped like Macadamia Nuts which are actually an Australian native. Back in the day, poor Prince Charles and Lady Di had an official drive around in the Nut Train. Oh, the mortification! http://www.bigpineapple.com.au

  3. I was so shocked when I came across the Longaberger Basket Building in your pictures, I have driven by that so many times. The Mushroom House in Cinci I didn’t know existed. I’ve been to Cinci many times but, I guess I just never had a reason to be in the neighborhood where it is located.

  4. Great collection of very unique and colorful buildings…..quite a few of these buildings have been featured over the years in some of the architecture trade magazines I get.

    One happens to be in the vicinity of where I’m located…..

    The ‘Bubble House’ is about 20 minutes south of San Francisco. It can be seen from Highway 280 when heading north towards San Francisco.

    I’ve never heard it called the ‘Bubble House’. When I first moved to the SF Bay Area and asked about it, everyone told me it was the ‘Fred Flintstone House’, named after the old cartoon. Definitely a unique house and really stands out from the neighboring homes.

    Think everybody that sees the house gets a smile on their face…..

    🙂

      1. Thanks…..

        The ship is a fun one and can definitely see you on it…although I would have thought you’d update it with a pirate theme….

        🙂

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