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The rotating house - a geeks dream

I have seen lots of weird gadgets in the past but this one tops them all. A house that can be rotated by 360° around a central core that contains all the plumbing and connections to the house? Sounds a little bit futuristic don't you think ? You can apparently rotate the house in correlation with the moving sun for instance. It is also nice to get a fresh view out of the window by simply rotating the house a little bit. Take a look at the pictures..

I personally think that this house and the view looks amazing. You might be wondering about the speed of the rotation, it would not be fun to get sick every time the house is rotating. There are several rotation speeds actually. The slowest and default speed is 40 meters per hour which means a full rotation will be performed in about 2 hours. The fastest rotation speed is 160 meters per hour which means that a full rotation will take 30 minutes to complete.

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The rotation is controlled by the computer interface pictured below. You first select a room of the house and then press the orientation of that room. The house will be automatically moved into that direction. The button follow the sun looks pretty interesting. I'm not absolutely sure but this could mean that you can select a room and rotate it the way that the sun is always shining into that room which would be great for a winter garden for instance. Wonder what happens at night though.

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The inside is looking great as well. I'm wondering how much it would cost to buy the house? If you want to look at more pictures and even see a short movie about the rotating house visit the Everingham rotating house website. Found at the hacked gadgets blog.





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    Comments

    1. Eugen said on April 23, 2007 at 7:26 pm
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      Wow, I want a house like this… You can wake up every day to a sunrise and go to sleep in a sunset… where else would that be possible!

    2. Steve said on April 26, 2007 at 6:29 am
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      Not the first one I’ve read about. Decades ago, I saw an article (Popular Mechanics?) about a saucer-shaped house that stood on a single column. Water and sewer lines were coaxial, with rotating joints. Power and phone lines (no cable TV then) came in through slip rings.

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