A man who built his wife a rotating house said he did it after he got tired of her ‘complaining’.
Self-taught innovator, Vokin Kusic, said his wife wanted a home with a more diverse view so he built her a home where she could watch the sunrise in one moment and passers-by in the next.
The 72-year-old told Reuters: “I’ve got tired of her complaints and the frequent refurbishing of our family house and I said: I’ll build you a rotating house so you can spin it as you wish.”
The unique home is situated in a fertile plain in northern Bosnia near the town of Srbac.
It spins around a seven-metre axis designed by Kusic, with the view of cornfields and farmland changing to forests and the river.
Mr Kusic said: “The house can make a full circle for 24 hours when it’s at the slowest speed, while at the fastest spinning it can make a full circle in 22 seconds.”
However, his wife did not wish to comment on their new family home.
The inventor explained that he drew inspiration from Serbian-American inventors, Nikola Tesla and Mihajlo Pupin, but coming from a poor family without the possibility of a good education had forced him to look for ways to make things by himself.
“This is not an innovation, it only requires will and knowledge, and I had enough time and knowledge,” he said, adding that he had built the house completely by himself.
The project took six years to finish, except time off for a hospital stay due to a heart condition. The house is more resistant to earthquake damage than stationed houses, he said.
“I asked doctors to try to prolong (my life) for at least a year because I have this project in my head, and … nobody will know how to complete it.”
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