Rotating house follows the sun
An Australian couple, the Evringhams, have built a house that rotates to follow the sun. The whole house is turned by a motor not much bigger than that in a washing machine and enables the house to make the most of the available sunlight.
If readers are wondering if all that turning might make the occupants dizzy well although not spinning quickly the couple admit it can be a little disorientering.
The couple have their own website Evringham Rotating House where pictures and videos of the house can be viewed.
The property, in Wingham, New South Wales, boasts irregularly-shaped rooms which are more spacious than most conventional houses and capture as much natural light as possible.
The entire structure, weighing approximately 50 tonnes, is powered by two electric engines not much bigger than a washing machine motor.
Rotation is controlled using a touch panel on the wall of the living room which can be preprogrammed or operated manually.