Can you imagine having breakfast watching the sunrise and having dinner while watching nightfall without leaving the kitchen?
That was 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 her complaints and the frequent remodeling of our family home and told her I was going to build her a revolving house so she can rotate it however she wants,” he said.
After six years of work, the Bosnian created a bright green 56-square-meter revolving house. 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 a slower speed,” the man explained 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.
It is a two-level house that at first glance seems ordinary. Kusic was inspired by Nikola Tesla and Mihajlo Pupin, both renowned Serbian inventors. However, what prompted him to complete his work was his wife.
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 section electric motors and the wheels of an old army transport vehicle. Kusic says that when he and his wife were newly married, he had to tear down the walls of the second floor and change all the electrical wiring.
She wanted her bedroom window to face the street and not the rear of the property. This first house was also built, from its foundations, by Kusic. And of course, it was made especially for his wife.