Touring Weird Homes

What Makes a House a Home?

There are so many tips and tricks out there on how to make your house a home and you could spend hours looking at Pinterest and combing through design magazines for ideas. But what really makes a house a home? It’s different for everyone! Making your house your home is really about doing what makes you feel comfortable. Maybe you find comfort in a minimalistic space or perhaps you prefer an eclectic abode, everyone needs something different to be happy in their home.


While the decor and style of a house are usually the first factors people think of that contribute to making your house your home, there are also other intangible elements that can give you that warm and fuzzy feeling. For example, it could be a certain scent or aroma that makes you feel relaxed or maybe it’s coming home to a cherished pet. A house also can become a home by creating memories in it with family, friends, and loved ones.


Get Inspired!


If you are looking for inspiration or are curious about how other people have made their house their home, be sure to check out the book Weird Homes: The People and Places That Keep Austin Strangely Wonderful that catalogs some of the most amazing, unique, great, weird homes in Austin, TX! This is amazing picture book written by our friends David and Chelle Neff.




See It First Hand

What is better than reading about and seeing amazing photographs of Weird Homes? How about touring them. David and Chelle founded the Weird Homes Tour – an annual event in numerous cities around the country where homeowners of exceedingly interesting properties open their residences up to the public. Curious if your city has a Weird Homes Tour? Check out the Weird Homes Tour website for schedules, tickets, and all the event details.

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