Man ‘tired of his wife’s complaining’ spends 6 years building rotating house

The rotating house is more resistant to earthquake damage than stationary houses, according to its builder

Vojin Kusic says the home in Srbac in northern Bosnia can spin one full circle in 24 hours at its slowest speed or in 22 seconds at its fastest

The rotating house is more resistant to earthquake damage than stationary houses, according to its builder (

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A man who was tired of his wife’s “complaining” about the view from their home has built a rotating house that can spin as she wishes.

Vojin Kusic, 72, said he designed the house in order to please his spouse so she could watch a rising sun in one moment and passers-by in the next.

Situated on a plain in northern Bosnia near the town of Srbac, the house spins around a 7-metre axis designed by Mr Kusic – who is self-taught – with a view of cornfields and farmland as well as forests and the river.

He told Reuters: “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 poses for a photo in front of his rotating house in Srbac
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At its slowest speed, the house can rotate a full circle for 24 hours. At its fastest, it can make a full circle in 22 seconds, he said.

Mr Kusic said he was inspired by Serbian-American inventors Nikola Tesla and Mihajlo Pupin, and his poor background had forced him to look for ways to make things by himself.

He said: ”This is not an innovation, it only requires will and knowledge, and I had enough time and knowledge.”

The home was entirely built by Mr Kusic himself over the course of six years, except for when he took time off for a hospital stay for a heart condition.



At its slowest speed, the house can rotate a full circle for 24 hours. At its fastest, it can make a full circle in 22 seconds.
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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.”

Mrs Kusic did not wish to comment on her new house.

Elsewhere in Canada’s Prince Edward Island, guests can stay at a holiday home built on top of a rotating platform, and take in 360 degree views of the landscape while sitting comfortably on the deck or inside in a cosy armchair.



The mechanism of Vojin Kusic’s rotating house
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A full rotation takes about 45 minutes and guests can control the rotations through an app on an iPhone, in order to look onto the island’s National Park Beach and Green Gables Shore.

The spinning home boasts a master bedroom, living room, ensuite bathroom, a kitchen and kitchen bar, and a spacious deck for sunnier afternoons.

According to its website, “the speed is so slow that you wouldn’t notice the movement unless you were looking out at a fixed point of reference”.

And in March, an adoring husband spent nine months and battled through storms to restore his wife’s 114-year-old childhood home to its original beauty.


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