Have you ever considered what it would be like to live in a house that’s upside down? It might seem crazy, but there are plenty of these unique structures around the world that offer the opportunity to experience (if just for an hour or so) what it would feel like to “live on the ceiling”.
The best part of these attractions is the opportunity to take some incredible photos that make it seem like you’re hanging from or walking on the ceiling. We’ll look at the best upside houses around the globe:
1. USA Upside Down House | Los Angeles | Museum of Illusions
The Museum of Illusions in Los Angeles allows visitors to experience what it would be like to live in an upside down house. The unique museum has seven topsy-turvy rooms that let you do things like walk on the ceiling or cook breakfast in an outside-down kitchen.
The Museum of Illusions (and the Upside Down House) is open from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. daily. Admission is $30 for adults, $20 for children between ages 6 and 12, and free for children age 5 and younger.
Museum of Illusions, 6751 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028, 800 593-2902.
2. UK: Upside Down House Brighton
Brighton, the seaside resort along the English Channel, also has an upside down house. This attraction sits right on the beach, near the Brighton Palace Pier. From the outside, it looks like a giant picked up a traditional house and set it upside down on its roof.
Inside, it has all the features of a traditional house, only everything is upside down. Guests “walk” on the ceiling, but when you take selfies and other photos, you can switch the photo around, so it appears that you’re walking upside down on the ceiling. How fun is that? You can really get creative here.
The Upside Down House Brighton is open from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 pm. daily. Admission is five pounds for everyone age four and older. (Children age 3 and younger are admitted free.)
Upside down house Brighton, 42-43, Kings Road Arches, Brighton BN1 2LN, United Kingdom,
3. Canada: Upside Down House Niagara Falls
Located on Clifton Hill, near Adventure City and the Niagara Skywheel, the Upside Down House in Niagara Falls features six interactive rooms for visitors to explore. Built in 2012, the house is a great place for kids (young and old) to get creative. Online reviewers say it’s a great place to take kids, although you can get kind of dizzy and disoriented when you first walk in.
The Upside Down House in Niagara Falls is open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. Admission is C$11.99 for adults, C$8.99 for kids ages 5-12 and free for kids age 4 and younger.
Upside Down House, 4967 Clifton Hill, Niagara Falls, ON L2G 3N5, Canada; +1 905-353-9281
4. Estonia: Tagurpidi Maja (Upside Down House)
Everything is inverted in Estonia’s Upside Down House. The upstairs is downstairs, and the floor is the ceiling. It can be a little disorienting, but it’s fun to see and even more fun to take pictures that make you seem like you are walking or sitting on the ceiling.
For an even crazier experience, you can rent upside down goggles to enhance your visit. Reviewers on Google give the attraction a 4.6/5.0 rating, although they do caution not to visit when you have a hangover.
Tagurpidi Maja is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Admission is 7.50 Euros for adults and 6 Euros for children 5-18. There is no admission charge for children age 4 and younger. Group and family discounts are available.
Tagurpidi Maja (Upside Down House), Roosi 86, 51009 Tartu, Estonia; +372 5688 1811
5. Poland: Upside Down House
One of the largest of our collection of upside down houses, the house in Syzmbark, Poland (near Gdansk) is a quirky attraction with a political twist, making the statement that communist rule of Poland during the mid-20th century turned the country topsy-turvy. Visitors enter the house via the window (since the door is way up high) and can explore two floors of upside down rooms. Google reviewers give the Upside Down House a 4.7/5.00 rating and call it a great place to bring kids.
The Upside Down House in Poland is open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily. Admission is PLN 38. There is no charge for children age 5 and younger. Group discounts are available.
Upside Down House, 83-323, Szymbarskich Zakładników 12, 83-323 Szymbark, Poland; +48 605 570 637
5. Thailand: Upside Down Houses in Phuket and Pattaya
If you need a break from the beautiful beaches and Buddhist shrines and temples on Phuket, try the funky Upside Down House (Baan Teelanka) on the island. The two-level attraction offers plenty of opportunities to get creative with your photos and Instagram posts.
Also in Thailand is the Upside Down House in Pattaya. This attraction, located near Ramayana Water Park, is one of the most affordable of the Upside Down houses on our list.
The Upside Down House in Phuket is open from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily. The Upside Down House in Pattaya is open every day except for Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Baan Teelanka (Upside Down House), หมู่ที่ 5 51/11 Chalermprakiat Ratchakan Thi 9 Road, Ratsada, Mueang Phuket District, Phuket 83000, Thailand; +66 84 456 5279
Upside Down House, 31/48 Mo.2, Na jomtien, Sattahip, Chon Buri (Pattaya) 20250, Thailand
6. Colombia: Casaloca Guatavita (Upside Down House)
Columbia’s Upside Down House is located in Cundinamarca, a suburb of Bogota. This house is unique in that it has a topsy-turvy car in the house’s driveway. Inside the two-story attraction, there are plenty of opportunities to explore and take crazy photos to share. Admission is by timed entrance, so there’s never too make people in the house to be able to enjoy the rooms.
Casaloca Guatavita is open from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Friday through Sunday. Admission is 18,000 Columbia pesos for adults and 15,000 Columbia pesos for children ages 4-14. There is no admission charge for children ages 3 and younger.
Casaloca Guatavita (Upside Down House), Vereda, Santa María, Guatavita, Cundinamarca, Colombia; +57 301 6964836
8. Germany: Upside Down House of Trassenheide
Germany’s upside down house, called Toppels, is located in the Baltic Sea resort of Trassenheide in the northeast part of the country. Completed in 2008, this upside down house has two stories of crazy rooms to explore. There’s even an upside down cafe next door, where you can get a cup of coffee and a pastry. Google reviewers give the house and café a 4.4/5.00 rating.
Upside Down House of Trassenheide, Wiesenweg 2c, 17449 Trassenheide, Germany; +49 38371 26344
The Upside Down House of Tressenheide is open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. November through March and 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily from April through October. Admission is 8 Euros for adults and 7 Euros for children ages 3-16. There is no admission charge for children ages two and younger.
9. South Africa: Upside Down House
The Upside Down House in South Africa is a perfect place to visit after days of viewing big city attractions and going on photo safaris. This topsy-turvy house, located in Broederstroom, in the North West Province of South Africa, has all of the features and furniture you’d find in a real home, only it’s all upside down. It’s a great place to take some amazing photos to share with your friends back home. In addition to the upside down house, the site also features jumping castles and coin-operated kids rides as well as a cafe.
The Upside Down House in South Africa is open daily from 7:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Admission is R 100 for adults and R 60 for children ages 4-7 and pensioners. There is no admission charge for children age 3 and younger and for those age 80 and older.
Upside Down House South Africa, R3 Hartbeeshoek Road, Hartbeespoort, 0216, South Africa; +27 63 100 9858
The Kuwaiti Upside Down House is fun for kids of all ages. The house, located on the first floor of The Cube Mall in Salmiya, the Upside Down House makes a fun distraction after a day at the beach or a day of shopping. The House’s website calls the attraction “a combination of street art and experimental entertainment”. In addition to the house, there’s an adjacent upside down cafe that serves beverages, pastries, snacks and light lunch items. Google reviewers give the house a 4.7/5.00 rating.
The Upside Down House Kuwait is open from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. daily. Admission is 3.500 KWD for adults. Discounts are offered for children and groups.
Upside Down House, Arabian Gulf St, Salmiya, Kuwait; +965 6888 9608
Obviously, an upside down house isn’t something you’d want to live in. However, upside down houses are fun to visit and make a great exercise in creativity for both kids and adults.