Bosnian builds rotating house so that his wife has diversified view
Seeking to please his wife who had wished for a more diversified view from their family house, a Bosnian self-taught innovator has built a rotating house, allowing her to watch a rising sun in one moment and passers-by in the next.
“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,” Vojin Kusic, 72, told Reuters, standing in front of his new house that attracts the attention of visitors.
Situated on a fertile plain in northern Bosnia near the town of Srbac, the house spins around a 7-metre axis designed by Kusic, with the view of cornfields and farmland changing to forests and the river at a desired speed.
“The house can make a full circle for 24 hours when it’s at the slowest speed, while at the fastest spinning it can make a full circle in 22 seconds,” Kusic said.
The project took six years to finish, except time off for a hospital stay due to a heart condition. The house is more resistant to earthquake damage than stationary houses, he said.
Match the words with their synonyms.
1) renovating a) passers-by
2) unchanging b) diversified
3) revolving c) refurbishing
4) pedestrians d) constant
5) varied e) rotating
megoldókulcs: 1-c, 2-d, 3-e, 4-a, 5-b;
|rising sun||felkelő nap|
|at a desired speed||kívánság szerinti sebességgel|
|a full circle||teljes kör|