Boredom could be a good thing. Just ask German architect Markus Voglreiter, who fashioned a house inspired by, and resembling, a VW Beetle.

Boredom could be a good thing. Just ask German architect Markus Voglreiter, who fashioned a house inspired by, and resembling, a VW Beetle.

Voglreiter, an architect-general from Salzburg in Germany, has completed the construction of arguably one of the weirdest homes ever.

Built from wood, the house is 14 metres long and 10 metres high. The open-plan structure, with approximately 300 square metres of floor space, is fitted with technology to make it energy efficient.

“It is thermal insulated and fits the basic idea of a car, that very little fuel is needed,” Voglreiter told a German magazine.

But this little car will need to use very little fuel to even the scales a bit – it cost nearly R8 million rand to build. The house does draw lots of attention, though with tourists regularly dropping in, it’s attracted the attention of tour operators.