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Bosnian Man Builds His Wife A Rotating House To Stop Her Nagging

The man went to quite a lot of effort for a bit of peace and quiet.

As the (somewhat misogynistic) saying goes: “Happy wife, happy life.” Though, for one Bosnian man, it’s more a case of: “Rotating house, content spouse.”

After years of his wife complaining that she would like to have a more diversified view from her home, Vojin Kusic near the Bosnian town of Srbac, has managed to build a rotating house that allows his wife to enjoy a 360-degree view of the countryside.

"I've got tired of her complaints and frequent refurbishing of our family house and I said: I'll build you a rotating house so you can spin it as you wish," Kusic, 72, told Reuters. They say necessity is the mother of invention, but in this case it was more decades of nagging.

Kusic built a seven-metre axis on which the house rotates that can spin around at different speeds. "The house can make a full circle for 24 hours when it's at the slowest speed,” Kusic explained, which sounds like a nice, pleasant way to take in the view over the course of the day, before adding: “While at the fastest spinning it can make a full circle in 22 seconds.” Which seems pretty quick! You’d definitely want to make sure you have a few Kwells nearby just in case the device accidentally gets jammed at top speed.

It took six years for Kusic to get the house to rotate, but he doesn’t seem all that impressed by his own feat. "This is not an innovation, it only requires will and knowledge, and I had enough time and knowledge," he revealed. Which is extremely humble of him considering this Melbourne-based writer has been in lockdown for several months over the past two years with all the time in the world and all he’s managed to achieve around the house was change a single lightbulb (and even then it was only because the AirTasker was unavailable).

One advantage of having a rotating house is that, according to Kusic, it makes the house more resistant to earthquakes. Which is good to know if you’re the owner of Betty’s Burgers on Chapel Street in Melbourne, which is currently being rebuilt following the 5.8 magnitude earthquake two weeks ago. If you want that structure to withstand the next earthquake, pop a rotating device underneath that can the place around at a speed of 22 seconds per revolution.