According to Vojin Kusic, the house in Srbac, Northern Bosnia, can turn a full circle in 24 hours at the slowest speed or in 22 seconds at the highest speed
A man tired of his wife complaining about the view from their home has built a rotating house that can rotate at will.
Vojin Kusic, 72, said he designed the house to please his wife so she could watch the sun rise one moment and the passers-by the next.
Located on a level in northern Bosnia near the city of Srbac, the house rotates around a 7-meter axis designed by the self-taught Kusic, with a view of maize and farmland as well as forests and the river.
He told Reuters: “I’m tired of their complaints and the frequent renovation of our family home and said: I’ll build you a rotating house so you can rotate it however you want.”
At the slowest speed, the house can turn a full circle for 24 hours. In its fastest form, it can make a full circle in 22 seconds, he said.
Mr Kusic said he was inspired by Serbian-American inventors Nikola Tesla and Mihajlo Pupin, and his poor background forced him to look for ways to make things himself.
He said, “This is not an innovation, it just takes will and knowledge, and I have had enough time and knowledge.”
The house was built entirely by Mr. Kusic himself over the course of six years, except when he took time off to hospital because of a heart condition.
The house is more resilient to earthquake damage than stationary houses, he said.
“I asked the doctors to try to extend (my life) for at least a year because I have this project on my mind and … no one is going to know how to get it done.”
Mrs. Kusic did not want to comment on her new house.
Elsewhere on Canada’s Prince Edward Island, guests can stay in a vacation home built on a revolving platform and enjoy 360-degree views of the landscape while sitting comfortably on the deck or inside in a cozy armchair.
A full rotation takes approximately 45 minutes, and guests can control the rotations via an app on an iPhone for views of the island’s National Park Beach and Green Gables Shore.
The Spinning Home has a master bedroom, living room, private bathroom, kitchen and kitchen bar as well as a spacious terrace for sunny afternoons.
According to his website, “the speed is so slow that you wouldn’t notice the movement unless you were looking at a fixed reference point”.
And in March a devoted husband spent nine months battling through storms to restore his wife’s 114-year-old home to its original beauty.