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Believe It Or Not: Upside Down Homes

Yes, you read that right!


In the real estate world, many have heard the phrase “flip a house”—but we never thought that anyone would take it so literally. A fascinating new trend is capturing everyone’s attention: from Shanghai to Austria, upside down homes have become tourist attractions all over the globe.

Main photo from: @ekawin via Instagram.

Building a beautiful new home is always an architectural feat, but how about when the furniture and décor have been bolted tight to the ceiling? An upside-down house gives its visitors the illusion of fantasy and whimsy we thought we’d only witness in a Tim Burton film. Functionality makes room for design in these houses, and the results are fantastic. 

Photo from Dominic Ebenbichler (Reuters) via The Atlantic.

The attention to detail makes each house fun to explore, because you never know what to expect at every turn. A popular upside-down house in Taipei, Taiwan (in photo) is a great example—check out the bits and pieces attached to those cupboards.

Photo from EPA via The Mirror UK.

In Sabah, the famous “Rumah Terbalik” even features an upside-down car—definitely a spot for a quick photo op! The car, and its accompanying firebrick-red home, have been visited by curious tourists from Asia and beyond.

Photo from @MailHamdi via Flickr.

RL Tip: You can create a similar vibe—without having to nail your furniture to the ceiling—by hanging empty frames, accent dishes, or faux flowers on your wall. 

Photo from Liz Marie Galvan.

It’s a cheap little trick to clear out space in your cabinet or basement without having to splurge on expensive wall art.

Photo from Lucy Says I Do.

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