The House That Makes You Dizzy

As of late, with man uncovering pretty much all there was to uncover on planet Earth, people have been searching for odd, bizarre places to visit, to satisfy their craving for something new.


One such unconventional tourist attraction lies in Poland, a country that is still recovering from its time under the communist regime but has a lot to offer tourists willing to take a chance and come for a visit. Set in the small village of Szymbark, the Upside-Down House built by Polish business-man and philanthropist Daniel Czapiewski is fast becoming one of the country’s most popular attractions.

It’s not the only upside-down house in the world, there are others, like the one in Vancouver, Canada or in Orlando, USA, but the thing that makes it unique, is that its interior is also completely reversed. That might not sound like much while you’re reading this article, but if you ever have the chance to visit you’ll realize what I’m talking about. Those who have actually been inside say that as soon as you enter the house, your eyes start playing tricks on you, you lose your balance very easily, start getting dizzy and feeling nauseous. Specialists say your body needs at least a half an hour to get used to the upside-down surroundings.


Czapiewski says he had the house built as a symbol to demonstrate how different the communist regime was like compared to the democracy Polish people live nowadays. However there are some that say Czapiewski, who is the owner of a company that builds timber frame houses, just built it to show what his company could achieve. They’ve practically built a whole showcase village in the area, to show the company’s products but The Upside-Down House is undoubtedly the most popular exhibit. It took Czapiewski’s workers 114 days to build, instead of the normal 3 weeks in which they build a regular house, because they had to take long breaks, to recover from getting disoriented by the strange angles of the house.


Here’s a tip if you ever have the chance to visit this wacky Upside-Down House, while you wait at the long lines that form in front of the house’s entrance, take a peak through the windows at the people already inside, you might have a good laugh watching them trying to stay on their feet.

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16 Comments for "The House That Makes You Dizzy"

P7 says on May 27th, 2008 at 4:02 pm:

What a great effort!

Janelle V. says on May 27th, 2008 at 7:47 pm:

Weird! How did they do that, I wonder? And is it real or photoshopped?

Surfergirl says on May 29th, 2008 at 2:58 am:

i’d love to see what’s inside

Alan Brown says on June 3rd, 2008 at 12:46 am:

Its not Photoshopped, its real, it is about 10km outside Gdansk. I’ve been and its amazing. Inside the lights come out of the floor and you have difficulty walking on the “ceiling”. The door frames are not vertical but your brain thinks they should be so you keep trying to walk what you think is upright but of course you are wrong. Its bit like being on a rolling ship. There is a notice outside saying you may feel sea sick.

The company make wooden framed houses and yiou can view all the different styles elsewhere on the site.

bel says on June 5th, 2008 at 4:29 am:

wow….so how would your ring the doorbell?…

MykeO says on June 5th, 2008 at 8:03 am:

It is upside down but also at an angle. Walking on the ‘ceiling’ at an angle does make you feel weird. I haven’t been in one of these houses but I bet you can take and pose some weird photos and boast that you’re Spiderman! or Spiderwoman!

Golfing in Thailand says on October 10th, 2008 at 7:13 pm:

wow sounds like fun…would love to walk around the house myself.

Matthew Carr says on November 21st, 2008 at 8:39 pm:

Is that a real house or is that a sculpture.

Starboy says on February 16th, 2010 at 6:59 pm:

am i dreaming no way a house could be upside down.(sigh)

kymberly says on February 17th, 2010 at 3:00 am:

omg wish i lived there it would leave you with so much excitement

Lucas says on April 21st, 2010 at 7:28 pm:

lol it looks so fun but so fake :( if it is real….. IM MOVING IN THAT PLACE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) P.S. im only 8

Lucas says on April 21st, 2010 at 7:33 pm:


Lucas says on April 21st, 2010 at 7:33 pm:

fuking lol :) says on June 15th, 2010 at 3:25 pm:

This is a pretty cool house…I wonder if they would actually build one for you?

mayank says on September 9th, 2010 at 4:57 am:

hey!!! how one can live here… everything goes turned around…

Otessa Regina Compton says on February 13th, 2013 at 9:27 am:

This house is definitely made for an upside down world. It is a change that is for sure, and something different on the block.


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