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Vojin constructed the house on a concrete platform and turned it using electric motors (photo courtesy of Reuters/Dado Ruvic).
Ljubica Kusic didn’t expect her spouse to grasp the assignment quite so well when she said she hoped she could see more from her windows.
That’s because Vojin, her husband, went with her concept and built them a home that rotates to suit Ljubica’s taste.
Vojin, 72, had no formal architectural or engineering experience and had never attended university, but that didn’t stop him from creating the one-of-a-kind property in his hometown of Srbac, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Ljubica may now spin the home up to 360 degrees anytime she wants to face the sun or view something new – or even twirl in it if the whim strikes her.
‘When I was older and my children had taken over the family company,’ Vojin said.
‘I had finally freed up enough time to fulfill my wife’s desire.’
The desire had been in the works for a long, since Ljubica had expressed dissatisfaction with the view from their previous house, where the couple had raised their three children.
The home can spin completely in 22 seconds (photo courtesy of Reuters/Dado Ruvic).
The bedrooms faced the sun, but their living room overlooked the rear yard, and Ljubica began to miss seeing people approaching the front door.
‘I had to take down the wall between our two bedrooms to convert them into a living area and relocate all (electrical) equipment,’ Vojin said.
‘It was a difficult job that demanded a lot of my time, but I completed it as she requested.’
When one of their sons married, the family decided that Vojin and Ljubica would live downstairs and the younger couple would reside upstairs, prompting the patriarch to undertake some more DIY.
Vojin quips that his wife will now be able to rotate away from unwelcome guests (Reuters/Dado Ruvic).
‘Once again, this time on the bottom level, I had to start taking down some walls, at which point, rather than waiting for her to alter her mind, I decided to construct a new, revolving home for her to spin as she pleases,’ Vojin said.
The home, which is mounted on a concrete plinth and rotates using electric motors and the wheels of an old military transport truck, is powered by electric motors.
Vojin devised the concept on his own and engineered it such that the home can complete a full revolution in 22 seconds, while at its slowest, it takes 24 hours.
‘Now our front door revolves as well,’ Vojin joked.
‘So if she sees any unwelcome visitors approaching our home, she can rotate the house around and make them flee.’
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