Upside-down house to open for tourists
A completely upside-down house is to open as a tourist attraction in Germany.
Standing on a pointed roof and supported by steel beams in the attic, the house has an upside-down kitchen, bathroom, living room and bedroom.
This bizarre upside-down house was created on the grounds of a zoo in Gettorf, Germany. The roof is reinforced with steel girders, reports the Daily Mail.
Local carpenter Gerhard Mordhorst and his colleagues Gesellse Splettstober and Manfred Kolax put the unusual building together.
"It was a challenge for us," Mr Mordhorst said. "You had to constantly think of the mirror image."
They described the job as the "craziest" one they had been asked to do and found the bathroom the trickiest to put together because of bulky items like the shower.
In total they screwed 50 separate pieces into the floor-ceiling, including beds, tables, a microwave and pictures. The heaviest piece of furniture was a 100lb wardrobe with mirror.
The men spent months to perfect every little detail and even took to needle and thread to keep the bed linen in place.
The 'crazy' house was thought up by Hamburg investor Dirk Oster. He will open it to the public at the end of March.
Flat 'smaller than a snooker table' worth £200,000
The flat, which measures 11ft by 5.5ft, is priced at £35,000 more than the average home in Britain. A full-size snooker table measures 12ft by 6ft.
Located close to Harrods in exclusive Knightsbridge, the apartment was converted from a broom cupboard in 1987. It was originally bought by a secretary for £36,500. Its two rooms, which measure 60.5sq ft, come with a toilet and a shower-cum-wardrobe.
Owner Ray Barker, 49, bought the flat for £120,000 four years ago, to use rather than commute home to Bath from work in London every day.
"I can do the cleaning while lying in my sofa bed. In fact, I can wash up, answer the door, make a cuppa and go to the loo all at the same time," Mr Barker told The Daily Mirror.
Estate agents Brian Lack & Co, said: "Judging by other similar flats we've sold in the much-prized area, it could easily go for £150,000 to £200,000."
The Smallest House in Great Britain, also known as the Quay House, is now a tourist attraction in Conwy, Wales. It measures 10ft by 6ft, and was lived in until 1900, by a 6ft 3in fisherman called Robert Jones.