Preview – The World’s Weirdest Homes

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For some the idea of living in a ‘normal’ house with walls, a garden and maybe a garage is not appealing. Architectural designer Charlie Luxton sets out to meet those that use their home as a way of expressing themselves, highlighting the world’s 20 weirdest, most fascinating and jaw-dropping homes.

In New York, Charlie meets an artist with one of the cheapest and most innovative houses you’ll ever see: Greg lives in a dumpster. He visits a Boeing 727 home in a pine forest, a summer house, which looks like it belongs on Mars in the south of France and an underground former nuclear missile silo, transformed love pad.

Over in Portugal, Luxton views a house that looks like it was made by Fred Flintstone; in Serbia a summerhouse built in the middle of a frequently-flooding river, he visits a perfect replica of the house from the 1960s sitcom The Munsters; a kitsch underground nuclear bunker in Las Vegas; and even a house shaped like a giant beagle.

Things continue to amaze when he meets a man from Middlesbrough who built an island home out of plastic bottles in Mexico and when he visits ‘Mr Toilet’, who has built a giant toilet house in South Korea.

The World’s Weirdest Homes, Thursday, 4.55pm – MoreFour