Today’s post was a total unexpected little trip 30 minutes away from my parent’s house to the upside down house in Wertheim. I didn’t expect it to be such a success with my kids but it was and that’s why I decided to write a post now. It will be a quick and fun one.
We visited the Toppels House (Toppels Verdrehte Welt) right outside of Wertheim which is an upside-down house. Everything is upside down and it is done so well and makes a phenomenal backdrop for people who just love to take photos like us.
upside down house
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My daughter made my dad, her grandfather sign a contract that he’d take her back before we go back to the US because she has so many more ideas of what kind of photos she wants to take. He signed the contract (smirk) which means I’ll have to go and take more photos of her and her ideas.
Let’s just see what we came up with so far.
As you can tell I enjoyed the upside down house too. Actually quite a bit 😉
I think the below photo of my daughter on the fridge is one of my favorites:
My mom thought it was really interesting but couldn’t go all the way in because she struggles with dizziness. 80% of the people entering the home complained about it and I have to admit I felt a little strange myself.
I tried to explain to my mom that the floors and ceilings weren’t straight and they even tweaked the perspective to make the rooms look larger than they actually were in the photos. It’s like you are wearing someone’s prescription glasses for a while and you get dizzy from it which just proves how much your own eye can trick you.
Even in the roadside cafe, they have things upside-down.
We all give the Toppels-Haus a major thumbs up for odd fun without spending a lot of money or an entire day. If you love taking movies and photos as much as we do, then it’s a must. You should have seen my snapchat videos (@cuckoo4design)… it was bizarre. Maybe I’ll cut them together to make a little movie to show you.
And I’m also looking forward to what kind of photo ideas my little one comes up with on our trip back to the house since she won’t let the contract slide with my dad.
UPDATE: note the outfit change which means we already went back for more photos:
Wasn’t this fun?
And if you are interested in seeing other designer homes I’ve visited then you can check out the HGTV Dream Home on Martha’s Vineyard, the Southern Living Idea House on Bald Head Island, Jersey Shore architecture, beautiful Jersey shore homes with Bahama shutters, or the Philadelphia Magazine’s Design Home.