Dream House Spins in Bosnia
Posted: January 1, 2022
Vojin Kusic’s head was spinning with ideas. Could he design a rotating house for his wife?
The 72-year-old Bosnian designed and built a rotating house for his wife Ljubica, whose name means “loved one.” He wanted her to be able to orient their home any way she wanted to. The green house sits (or spins!) in Srbac. That’s a small town in northern Bosnia-Herzegovina. The house can rotate in 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,” explains Mr. Kusic.
Many years ago, Mr. Kusic built his family’s first home. For that house, Mrs. Kusic wanted the bedrooms to face the Sun in the mornings. But that meant the living room faced away from the road. After a while, Mrs. Kusic complained that she “could not see people entering our front yard.” Mr. Kusic listened to his wife’s concerns. Then he got busy. He redid the house so that the living room faced the road. The Kusics lived in the remodeled house while their three children grew up.
Six years ago, the family shuffled the rooms of the house again. Mr. and Mrs. Kusic moved to the ground floor so that their son and his family could live upstairs.
“Once again, this time on the ground floor, I had to start tearing down some walls,” says the thoughtful carpenter. But he realized his wife was likely to desire more alterations in time. So, “I decided to build a new, rotating house so that she can spin it as she pleases,” explains creative Mr. Kusic.
The master builder (who did not have the chance to go to college) designed and built the new rotating house by himself. Electric motors and the wheels of an old military transport vehicle turn the house.
“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,” Mr. Kusic jokes.
Why? God desires sacrificial love between husbands and wives. When Mr. Kusic heard his wife’s concerns, he set out to solve them. He used the skills God gave him to create a fun and useful gift for his beloved spouse.