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What do you think of round houses and would you live in one?

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One of the very 1st plans we got when thinking of building a home, some 30 something years ago...was a 3 separate round building, that connected to one another.

I also like the idea of a large round 'tank' or whatever....being made into a home.
I have seen a few on the show Grand-Designs, and loved them big time.

Ooooooh. I love it!
by Rice
There's a Lot
to love :)
by jonaja
They are really interesting but very hard to impossible to build closets and put in bedrooms. I have been in a dome and it is the same thing, really hard to make rooms let alone make closet space, nice to look at but rotten to live in!
I think they look positively delightful and I certainly would like to live in one . . . what an adventure!
by Rice
I would think it would be a bit inefficient to fit furniture into unless you had all curvy furniture (I have cylindrical bedside tables, but just about all the rest of my stuff is rectangular).
Oh dear, I would just put the furniture in the middle of the rooms. LOL. (Decor is not my forte.)
by Rice
Why not? With many types of 'alternate' building, such as mud brick, straw bale or rammed earth, you can build a house in any shape you like! And of course, in some traditional cultures most of the buildings were round - for example, igloos and yurts. The one in the photo is rather cool too!
You really have to live in one to know how terrible they are, very impractical for space.
I don't like the look of them at all. Having watched ' The Block ' this year with an octagonal building, they came up with all kinds of building, plumbing and decorating problems, purely because of the shape of the building. They had to use every trick in the book to create storage and space for furniture. The bedrooms in particular looked very small because of the space lost due to being circular. If it was a choice between renting or living in a round house, I would do it, but otherwise, no thank you.
I forgot that we did get a gift of liquer cherry truffles for Christmas. I just found them when cleaning out the cupboard. I haven't tried them, but my husband says that they are very nice. He got them as a Kris Kringle gift.
by Lluxi
Lluxi, I'm a little confused as to how your comment relates to your response to the question. :S
by Vee
Vee, it's the cherry truffles . . . . you know how it is. :-)
by Rice
Haha. Capisce. ;-)
by Vee
I don't. Never.

Huge waste of space. Just the furniture alone would be a problem, let alone any other items'.

We live in a 'rectangular' world.

My beautiful first home was a joy to look at, & very, very practical. Living made easy, in every which-way!

29 Squares' up, & same down. Huge, to fit us very comfortably. On 30 Perches' of land.
Big bluestone BBQ in backyard. Plenty of yard space for kids', & Corgi's, & cats!

Loved it for nigh on 40 years'.

They would be SO expensive to build, though they would probably be nice with no corners for dust to get into.
Then again, they would be difficult to furnish.
by Finy
Haha, looking at the Daddy Long-Legs in the corner over here makes me think you're on to something, Finy.
by Vee
. . .and if you had a roomba, it wouldn't get stuck! heehee.
by Rice
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