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April 22, 2007

Everingham Rotating House

at 6:29 am. Filed under Insane Equipment, What Were They Thinking

The Everingham Rotating House must be the geekiest house I have ever seem (I love it). When you get tired of the view from the living room just press a button and rotate the house to change the view. Or when the sun is glaring on the TV instead of closing the blinds you could just rotate out of the sun!

“The Everingham rotating house is a 24-metre diameter octagon with a 3-metre, 360-degree verandah. The exterior walls are mostly glass and steel, and it has a COLORBOND┬« roof. The entire structure, weighing approximately 50 tonnes, rotates up to 360-degrees if and when desired, within a 180 degree retainer wall and a 180 degree fixed deck and railing. The concept is the result of nearly a decade of intermittent research, planning and design, and ten months of construction over a two year period consuming all disposable time. The project was completed in March 2006. The idea was born when our neighbours were expounding the virtues of their new home and commented that if they could start again they would orientate the house 15 degrees more to the north. Deb said Wouldn’t it be handy to have a house that could move?”

Thanks David