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Man builds wife rotating house after frequent nagging over favourite views: “You can rotate it as you wish”

In Summary

  • The 72-year-old decided to build the rotating house to give his wife the view she desired.
  • It has now attracted global attention from the media and cheeky visitors.

Seeking to please his wife who had wished for a more diversified view from their family house, a Bosnian man has built a rotating house that allowing the woman to watch a rising sun in one moment and passers-by in the next.

“I 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’,” Vojin Kusic, 72, a self-taught innovator told Reuters. The house has attracted a lot of attention.

Situated on a fertile plain in northern Bosnia near the town of Srbac, the house spins around a 7-metre axis designed by Kusic, with the view of cornfields and farmland changing to forests and the river at a desired speed.

“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,” Kusic said.

Bosnia rotating house
Kusic shows the operating mechanism that literally throws the house on a spin. PHOTO/REUTERS

His wife did not wish to comment on the new house.

Kusic said he was inspired by Serbian-American inventors Nikola Tesla and Mihajlo Pupin, and that coming from a poor family without the possibility of a good education had forced him to look for ways to make things by himself.

Built House 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.

House in Bosnia
The rotating mechanism is rather rudimentary. But it works – both in motion and in appeasing the woman. PHOTO/REUTERS

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 stationary 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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