Seeking to please his wife, who had wished for a better view from their home, a Bosnian self-taught innovator built a rotating house, allowing her to watch a rising sun in one moment and passers-by in the next. "I've 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, said, standing in front of his new house that attracts visitors.
"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. 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."