Can you imagine being able to have breakfast watching the sunrise and dinner watching the sunset without leaving the kitchen? That is the idea with which Vojin Kusic, 72, built a “sunflower house” for his wife in the small Bosnian town of Srbac.
Kusic, tired of hearing his wife’s complaints about the ugly views of their house in the middle of a lot, came up with an incredible solution. “I got tired of his complaints and the frequent remodeling of our family home and told him: I’ll build you a revolving house so you can rotate it however you want,” he said.
After six years of work, the Bosnian created a revolving house measuring 56 square meters and in bright green color. The house is capable of turning 360 degrees in just 22 seconds, but “it can make a complete circle for 24 hours when it is at the slowest speed,” explained the man in a statement to Reuters. In this way, it is possible to choose the views or lighting they want in each of the rooms of the house throughout the day.
To carry out the movement, the house makes use of a concrete platform with gears. This platform measures 7 meters in diameter and is located just below the house. Kusic created the platform mechanism using old-fashioned electric motors and the wheels of an old army transport vehicle. The pipes, drains and electrical installations of the house are all in the central area of the house so that they are not affected by movement.