Bosnian man builds rotating house for his wife to have a diverse view

Seeking to please his wife who wanted a more diverse view from their family home, a Bosnian self-taught innovator built a revolving house, allowing him to observe a rising sun at one point and passers-by at a time.

“I’m tired of his complaints and the frequent renovation of our family home and said, I’m going to build you a rotating house so that you can spin it the way you want,” Vojin Kusic, 72, told Reuters. years old, standing in front of his new home that catches the attention of visitors.

Situated in a fertile northern Bosnian plain near the town of Srbac, the house revolves around a 7 meter axis designed by Kusic, with a view of cornfields and farmland turning into forests and river at a desired speed.

Vojin Kusic poses for a photo outside his revolving house in Srbac, Bosnia and Herzegovina, October 9, 2021. (Reuters)

“The house can make a full revolution for 24 hours when it is at the slowest speed, while at the fastest rotation it can make a full revolution in 22 seconds,” Kusic said.

His wife declined to comment on the new house.

Kusic said he was inspired by Serbian-American inventors Nikola Tesla and Mihajlo Pupin, and that coming from a poor family with no possibility of a good education had forced him to look for ways to make things by himself. -same.

The mechanism of Vojin Kusic’s revolving house is seen in Srbac, Bosnia and Herzegovina on October 9, 2021. (Reuters)

“It’s not an innovation, it just takes willpower and knowledge, and I had enough time and knowledge,” he said, adding that he had built the house entirely by himself.

The project lasted six years, with the exception of hospital leave due to heart disease. The house is more resistant to earthquake damage than stationary houses, he said.

“I have asked the doctors to try to extend (my life) for at least a year because I have this project in mind, and… no one will know how to carry it out.”