After poking around at a link that was sent to me by Lelia I found this interesting house style called a pigeonnier. The word in french has two meanings; A house that pigeons and other game birds are raised in or a low rent apartment, often in a less than desirable part of town. They have a very unique style, but what is uniform to most is they are taller than they are wide and they have gorgeous wooden beams.
Now this is pretty interesting concept, the wood interior is beautiful. Students at the University of Karlsruhe in Germany have developed a rolling house. It allows you to roll the house to alter the orientation of various elements to suit your need of the space. I can’t help thinking that I would feel like a hamster in a hamster ball, but I think the novelty of it would overcome that. I would think you would have to have some stationary part of this though, with storage, there are some things that just could not handle going upside down.
This is designed by a firm called “One Cool Habitat” it uses a 20 foot shipping container with some high end finishes. Designed to be a flexible space I don’t get the feeling they intended it to be a full on house, but I think you could work it. With custom windows and wooden floors, the space is warm and larger feeling. The whole thing is designed to be transported via a ship or truck.