Posted by: maboulette | November 27, 2011


A friend of mine sent me 20 photos of the strangest buildings in the world.  After doing some research, I decided I would share these with my readers – 5 at a time.  Here are the first five!

This three story building in China may be the world’s thinnest.  The building in Haikou, Hainan Island was built in 2007 and covers an area of just 20 square meters.   The narrowest end of the building is 0.4 meters wide, while the widest is 3 meters.  The local government reportedly appropriated most of the land the property is built on from its owner, leaving him with just the 20 square meters, so he built the skinny building on his remaining land as a form of protest.

The House in the Clouds in Thorpeness, Suffolk, is a former water tower built in 1923.  The house was added on the top of the tower to make it blend in with the area’s properties.  One of the country’s most famous follies provides spacious accommodation for the true family holiday rental having 5 bedrooms, 2 with double beds, 3 with twin beds and an additional double sofa bed. 3 bathrooms, drawing room, dining room and the magnificent ‘room at the top’ giving the finest views of Suffolk. Exceptionally well fitted the house provides a dishwasher, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine/dryer, color television, and full gas fired central heating.

A mansion in the coastal town of Cesme, Turkey, has a huge aquarium outside in place of the garden wall.  There are about a thousand fish of different species in the aquarium, which is approximately 50 meters long.

The McWhite House, a scaled-down version of the White House, has been on sale for years in Atlanta Georgia.   An Iranian-American home developer Fred Milani’s replica of the White House has become an outsized casualty of the national housing crisis.  Located in North Druid Hills neighborhood, a few miles northeast of downtown, the 16, 500 square foot home is on sale for $9.88 million

A futuristic geodesic dome house built in the desert between Kingman and Needles, Arizona, USA.  This home comes in a package using a unique and patented connector system that assures anyone can construct the dome home with precision and confidence, even if the individual has never built anything before.  These homes are in all 50 states and many other countries, and in all types of climates. Timberline Geodesic Homes offer energy efficiency. The spherical shape of a geodesic dome provides for natural and efficient interior air circulation. 


  1. […] See first five at FIVE OF THE STRANGEST BUILDINGS IN THE WORLD. […]

  2. Originally this project was started in the early 70’s, it was going to be a restaurant, it was called “The Dinneasphere” Built on newly finished interstate 40, near Yucca Az… But it was really out in the middle of nowhere.. and was never finished past just the ext shell. It sat for many many years until about 1999 when someone bought it to make it their home.

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