World’s Most Extraordinary Homes

Caroline and Piers head to Japan to four of the most unusual houses we’ve seen so far

Caroline and Piers head to Japan to four of the most unusual houses we’ve seen so far.

House one is a fisherman’s cottage – well, the owner’s a fisherman, but this is certainly not a quaint little shack.

Built on three timber supports, it’s ‘like a great big firework shooting up into the sky,’ according to Caroline. But its striking shape makes it earthquake-resistant – vital, as the owner’s last home was destroyed by the 2011 quake.

There’s also a fairy-tale property for two senior ladies who want to bring people together in their café/home, a stunning city dwelling with a glass brick façade that hides a family home and, finally, a house by the sea like no other.