To please his wife, who wished for a more varied view from her family home, a Bosnian self-educated innovator has built a revolving house, which allows her to see the rising sun at one moment and passersby at the next. permission is granted.
“I’m tired of her complaints and the constant renovation of our family home and I said: I’ll build a revolving house for you so you can move around as you please,” 72-year-old Wojin Cusick told Reuters. His new home that attracts the attention of visitors.
Situated on a fertile plain in northern Bosnia near the city of Srbek, the house rotates around a 7-metre axis designed by Kusik, viewing corn fields and fields turning at the desired speed into forests and river.
“The house can make a full circle for 24 hours at the slowest spinning, while at the fastest spinning it can make a full circle in 22 seconds,” Cusick said.
His wife did not want to comment on the new home.
Kusik said he was inspired by Serbian-American inventors Nikola Tesla and Mihajlo Pupin, and coming from a poor family without the prospect of a good education forced him to look for ways to make things by himself.
“It’s not an innovation, it just requires desire and knowledge, and I had enough time and knowledge,” he said, adding that he had built the house entirely himself.
The project took six years to complete, excluding time for a hospital stay due to a heart condition. The house is more resistant to earthquake damage than stable homes, he said.
“I asked doctors to try to prolong (my life) for at least a year because I have this project in my mind, and … no one knows how to get it done.”