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Upside down in Siberia!

By Ksenia Lugovskaya
16 August 2014

Flipped houses appear in Omsk and Novosibirsk, as an attraction to locals and tourists.

The upended house in Omsk has appeared outside the shopping mall 'Continent'. The two-storey building comprises a kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, drawing room, nursery and garage, all upturned. Picture: Igor Konchik

The eye-catching bottom-up homes may make you worry you're hung over but they're the latest trend. 

The upended house in Omsk has appeared outside the shopping mall 'Continent'. The two-storey building comprises a kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, drawing room, nursery and garage, all upturned. 

All the rooms are completely equipped, right up to dishes in the cupboards, food in the fridge and even chicken in the oven. Outside, all looks normal. You see a bicycle waiting for owner next to the porch decorated with plants.  

It's a full-fledged house with the only one oddity - it stands on its head.

The man behind the idea Igor Konchik, 43, explained this was already his fifth upended house. 

Kitchen in upside down house in Omsk


Cupboard in upside down house in Omsk


Children room in upside down house in Omsk


Football in upside down house in Omsk

All the rooms are completely equipped, right up to dishes in the cupboards, food in the fridge and even chicken in the oven. Outside, all looks normal. Pictures: Ksenia Lugovskaya

'First, we were afraid, but after we discovered that our idea was met with a great response of society and media. It takes about three months to complete the project. We do everything ourselves: construction work and design.'

Another head over heels house has appeared in Novosibirsk, largest city in Siberia, in the grounds of the zoo.

'Each new house is not like the previous one. Since the Novosibirsk house is almost in the woods, surrounded by wild animals, we have built a hunting lodge with all the necessary features. 

'The living room has electric heater, a refrigerator is stocked with food, canned food  in the cupboards and kitchen utensils, a bunch of herbs on the walls. Even the table is set and two glasses of vodka are waiting for the hunters. 

'In the bathroom - washing machine and washing powders. All on its place and new. There is even a jeep parked outside - we decided, once here live hunters, so it should be a SUV.'

Upside down house in Novosibirsk


Car near upside down house in Novosibirsk


Konchik in upside down house in Novosibirsk


Two man in the kitchen of upside down house in Novosibirsk

Igor Konchik, 43, inspects new upended house in Novosibirsk. Pictures: Igor Konchik

The question arises: why build such houses?

Igor says they are 'interesting' for people. He was encouraged by a children's fantasy of upside down houses 'and this encouraged me to implement this idea'.

He explained: 'I wanted to do something different, new....that will be interesting to people.'

And he has. 

Comments (1)

Sometimes I feel the world is upside down too !
Denis, New Zealand
18/08/2014 23:59
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