Whenever anybody talks about a monument of love, the Taj Mahal in India swiftly pops up in everybody’s mind. As a sign of love for near and dear ones, many have built a monument of love – in every shape and size. However, a man in northern Bosnia upped the ante by building a rotating house for his wife.
The house that is situated in Srbac, Bosnia, was designed and built by 72-year-old Vojin Kusic to satisfy his wife Ljubica’s shifting desires. The house that has a green exterior and a red metal roof can rotate a full circle.
“After I reached an advanced age and after my children took over the family business, I finally had enough time to task myself with granting my wife her wish,” Associated Press quoted Kusic as saying.
The idea of the rotating house was “to be able to change the position of rooms in her house whenever she wants”.
When they tied the knot, Kusic had built another, typical house for himself and his wife. At that time, the wife wanted the bedrooms to face the sun, so they did. This meant the living room faced away from the road.
Understandably, the wife complained that “she could not see people entering our front yard”. The husband had to redesign the house, again.
“I had to tear down the wall between our two bedrooms to turn them into a living room and move all (electrical) installations. It was a very demanding task, it took a lot from me, but I did what she wanted,” he added.
Then six years back, one of the couple’s three children decided to marry. He lived with his parents on the top floor as the couple moved to the ground floor.
“Once again, this time on the ground floor, I had to start tearing down some walls, at which point, to not wait for her to change her mind again, I decided to build a new, rotating house so that she can spin it as she pleases,” Kusic said.
Kusic designed and built his rotating house by himself. He used electric motors and the wheels of an old military transport vehicle.
“Now, our front door also rotates, so if she spots unwanted guests heading our way, she can spin the house and make them turn away,” he joked.
In Bosnian, his wife’s name means “loved one.”
(With inputs from Associated Press)