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Winning spin for Canberra's rotating house

A solar powered rotating home in Canberra’s outer-north has sold for $1.2 million.
A rotating house in Canberra has sold for $1.2 million.

Girasole, named after the Italian phrase "turn to the sun", initially failed to sell at auction as it received no registrations.

At the time, co-seller Stephen Bunday for LJ Hooker Dickson told Property Observer that he would continue to try to sell it but that the owner would move into it if no one was interested.

It was designed by a local developer, John Andriolo, who works for MAG Constructions.

The house at 21 Indi Close in Crace was designed to rotate towards the sun in winter to keep it heated and to turn away in summer so it stayed cool. It runs on solar power and is moved on 28 wheels. In total, it takes ten minutes to rotate fully.

Plumbing and electricity uses flexi-piping and is located in the centre of the house so that it can work despite the house rotating.

Posted by Steve Douglas

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