Bosnian man builds rotating house for wife

  • Vojin Kusic, 72, built a house for his wife, Ljubica, that can rotate 360 degrees
  • She wanted bedroom to face the sun but complained it faced away from the road
  • He designed the house using electric motors and wheels of old military vehicle
  • At its fastest speed the spinning house can rotate a full circle in just 22 seconds

A Bosnian husband built a house that rotates 360 degrees in a labour of love for his wife, Ljubica, after she said she wanted to choose what she sees out of the windown.

The rotating house in Srbac, a small town in northern Bosnia, was designed and built by 72-year-old Vojin Kusic, who has no formal architectural or engineering training  as he never went to university.

With a green facade and red metal roof, it can rotate a full circle to satisfy his wife’s shifting desires as to what she would like to see when she looks out of its windows.

Vojin Kusic, 72, built a rotating house for his wife, Ljubica, that can turn 360 degrees to grant her wish to be able to change the position of rooms in her house whenever she wants
Vojin Kusic, 72, built a rotating house for his wife, Ljubica, that can turn 360 degrees to grant her wish to be able to change the position of rooms in her house whenever she wants 

‘After I reached an advanced age and after my children took over the family business, I finally had enough time to task myself with granting my wife her wish’ to be able to change the position of rooms in her house whenever she wants, Vojin said.

Many years ago when they married, Vojin had built another, typical house for himself and his wife in which they raised their three children. 

At the time, his wife wanted their bedrooms to face the sun, so they did. But this meant their living room faced away from the road. 

After a while, he says his wife complained that ‘she could not see people entering our front yard’ and Vojin had to remodel everything.

Vojin, who did not have a chance to go to university, designed and built his rotating house in Srbac, Bosnia, using electric motors and the wheels of an old military transport vehicle (pictured, starting the motor to his rotating house)
Vojin, who did not have a chance to go to university, designed and built his rotating house in Srbac, Bosnia, using electric motors and the wheels of an old military transport vehicle (pictured, starting the motor to his rotating house)
The house can rotate a full circle to satisfy his wife's shifting desires as when they first married she wanted their bedroom to face the sun but then complained it faced away from the road
The house can rotate a full circle to satisfy his wife’s shifting desires as when they first married she wanted their bedroom to face the sun but then complained it faced away from the road

‘I had to tear down the wall between our two bedrooms to turn them into a living room and move all (electrical) installations. It was a very demanding task, it took a lot from me, but I did what she wanted,’ he said.

Then six years ago, the only one of Vojin’s three children not to fly the nest, a son, got married and his parents decided to let him live on the top floor of their family house while they moved to the ground floor.

‘Once again, this time on the ground floor, I had to start tearing down some walls, at which point, to not wait for her to change her mind again, I decided to build a new, rotating house so that she can spin it as she pleases,’ Vojin said.

Vojin, who did not have a chance to go to college, designed and built his rotating house by himself.  

The hosue is mounted onto a concrete plinth and it turns using electric motors and the wheels of an old military transport vehicle.

‘Now, our front door also rotates, so if she spots unwanted guests heading our way, she can spin the house and make them turn away,’ he joked.

At its fastest speed, the spinning house can rotate a full circle in just 22 seconds, and at its slowest it completes the turn in 24 hours.

In Bosnian, his wife’s name, Ljubica, means ‘loved one.’ She declined to be interviewed.

Vojin joked that now, if his wife spots unwanted guests, she can spin the house and make them turn away
Vojin joked that now, if his wife spots unwanted guests, she can spin the house and make them turn away

By : CLARE MCCARTHY FOR MAILONLINE and ASSOCIATED PRESS

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