His wife complained that she looked out on the same view every day, so 72-year-old Vojin Kusic went to work. He built her a house she might like better: one mounted on a seven-meter axis that rotates!
"I've got tired of her complaints and frequent refurbishing of our family house and I said: I'll build you a rotating house so you can spin it as you wish," he told Reuters. It took six years for Kusic to complete the house, using a mechanism he designed himself, made of recycled vehicle parts.
Yes, part of the video is sped up for effect, yet the house can turn at speeds that one might think are unsafe. At its lowest setting, the house will make one complete turn in 24 hours, but at top speed, it will make a full rotation in 22 seconds! At that speed, one would have to worry about centripetal force when walking from room to room. However, it might help the laundry dry faster.
-via Boing Boing