Odd-looking homes have been around for the world since forever, but some weird homes have recently gained popularity due to people's newfound hobby - browsing online real estate listings.
When the coronavirus global pandemic hit the same month last year, everyone suddenly entered online real estate listings even if they were not planning to purchase one. Internet users are not only looking at any regular kind of houses for sale but some weird-looking houses that immediately went viral on social media.
Some of which include a mannequin-filled duplex, a single-family home straight out of a Halloween movie, a house with bathroom and kitchen combo, and a brutally honest "worst house on the street."
One of the most popular entertainment sources in the US would be the property listing website Zillow.
Weird Homes Lover Support Group
If you find yourself inclined with these kinds of homes, then there is a Facebook community ready to embrace that weirdness in you. Private Facebook group called "Weird Homes That Just Need To Be Shared" is a community for people who appreciate the oddest of the oddest home architecture designs on a daily basis.
"This group is for everyone who appreciates weird architecture and interior design - from unique Victorian mansions to carpeted bathroom monstrosities! We want to see it all - your ugly wallpaper, your bathroom straight from the '70s, your creepy haunted attic - nothing is too weird!" the Facebook group description reads.
"To us, 'weird' means anything odd or unique, something you just don't see every day. Weird can be hideous, or beautiful, or somewhere in between. Weirdness is in the eye of the beholder," the description added.
The group is full of members who find satisfaction in houses with strange rooms, structures, and interior that is good to keep to oneself, yet they share it with their fellow weirdos.
Mushroom-shaped homes, massive glass mansions, and house caves - these are just some of the kind of dwellings shared on this group. Aside from making fun of the weird properties, they also express appreciation for the bizarre-looking architectures.
How did the group start?
In an interview with Apartment Therapy, group founder Britanny Trasher shared that she created the group roughly a year ago when she tried to find a way to pass the time during quarantine.
"There was a major trend going on about people sharing their quirky homes; it was mostly like old-fashioned stuff, retro things... like bathrooms from the '70s, 50's-style living rooms," Thrasher said.
She saw the trend, decided to take action, and said: "Hey, wouldn't it be cool if we had a group just entirely dedicated to people sharing their weird rooms and homes.'"
Thrasher admitted that she created the group out of quarantine boredom in April 2020, but the weird home lover leader watched the community grow into a massive group of weird home enthusiasts.
"We all kind of need an escape, especially right now these days," Thrasher said.
The founder is not the only one who needs a little pandemic distraction, as the group now has over 136,300 members and counting.