Standing on a pointed roof and supported by steel beams in the attic, this world’s first upside down house amazes neighbours and passers-by alike. And inside the front door things are even weirder – everything from the bathroom to the fruit bowl on the kitchen table are hanging over head.
The 23ft-tall house has an upside-down kitchen, bathroom, living room and bedroom. It was also built on a slight incline to challenge the viewer’s perspective still further. Thankfully the topsy-turvy building was not designed to be lived in. It was created for a local zoo in Gettorf, Germany.
In total they screwed 50 separate pieces into the floor-ceiling, including beds, tables, a microwave and pictures. The heaviest piece of furniture was a 100lb wardrobe with mirror.
The men spent months to perfect every little detail and even took to needle and thread to keep the bed linen in place. But Mr Splettstößer said their pains were worth it. “It’s a nice feeling, so to make something unique,” he said.
note: The “crazy house” is reminiscent of a home described in Roald Dahl’s children’s book The Twits. In the children’s story a group of monkeys are forced to hang upside down by their owners. They have their revenge by sticking all of the couple’s furniture to the ceiling and convince them to stand on their heads.
The bizarre upside down house was thought up by Hamburg investor Dirk Oster. He will open it to the public on March 30 at the local zoo in Gettorf, Germany. [via DailyMail (UK)]