Trick-or-treating could get complicated in this home, as the entrance is through a roof window. The Upside-Down House in Szymbark, Poland was built in 2007 by Daniel Cazpiewski, a Polish philanthropist and businessman. The concept of the house is to symbolize that life in Communist Poland was “like living in a completely disturbed world.” The house took 114 days to complete, with construction workers suffering disorientation due to the odd angles. Not only is the house upside down, but it’s built at a tilt, making moving about a challenge. Tourists often experience dizziness that resembles seasickness within minutes after entering. The intention of the Upside-Down House is to increase awareness for “humans to work together to better the world.”
Hanging Houses of Cuenca
Now here’s a home where you can really ‘hang your hat.’ Located east of Madrid in central Spain, the mysterious and precarious Hanging Houses are estimated to have been built in the 15th century. The Hanging Houses have been occupied by residents, commercial businesses, and most recently, restaurateurs. The homes have been renovated several times and draw tourists from all over the world.
Krzywy Domek - Crooked House
Krzywy Domek, which translates in English as “Crooked House,” is a fairytale-inspired building that houses restaurants, boutique shops, and the local radio station. Located in Sopot, Poland, Crooked House was created by design team Szotynscy & Zaleski in 2004 and is part of the Rezydent shopping center. Inspired by Polish fairy tale illustrator, Jan Marcin, and Per Dahlberg, the commercial building attracts its share of tourists who have reported bouts of vertigo upon entering.