There are a lot of ways to avoid the worst kind of tenants (like those that don’t pay their rent on time or who have a history of being loud or otherwise problematic) but some human behavior is well beyond the realm of something that could be predicted by a credit check. Take a gander at some of these weird houses and thank your lucky stars these aren’t your tenants.*
1. The Bunny Museum
Most homes become museums of sorts for those things that the occupant holds near and dear whether it’s a ticket stub from a Bon Jovi concert or a plasma screen tv that they saved up for. But for Candace Frazee and Steve Lubanski, their home has become a very literal museum for all of the bunny memorabilia they’ve collected over the years to create The Bunny Museum. Out of the kindness of their hearts, they let the public traipse through their home regularly to look at all of their bunnies, including the real ones that live there. I can only imagine the difficulty a landlord might have inspecting a house fully of rabbits! Check out the video below for an informative explanation of what admission costs (it’s veggies for the bun buns):
2. The Hobbit House
In another case of extreme fandom, an English family built their house to look like it came right out of Middle Earth. Check with a lawyer before you decide to put a “No Hobbits” clause in your lease agreement!
3. The Hello Kitty Obsessed
Pretty much everyone has got some secret affinity for something from their childhood whether it’s a Transformers collection under the bed or a ratty stuffed animal from the State Fair, but the owners of this house in Shanghai have taken that obsession in the very adult world of homeownership. They completely renovated this home in a Hello Kitty theme from the inside out. At least pastel pink is easy to paint over…
4. Weird Steve
We’re not passing any judgments on Steve, he actually seems completely fine being referred to as weird and once you see what he keep in his Seattle home, you’ll be able to see why. From hundreds of antique toasters to a chill-inducing collection of literally two-faced animals, some people have called his home a Real Life Addams Family house. All we know is if you found out tenant had a 13’ high minotaur bust in the backyard, you might think twice about renewing their lease!
If you’re reading this blog, let us know if you’ve ever had any wacky tenants or weird neighbors with crazy collections and how you dealt with them in the comments!
*Most of these people probably own their own homes. This is just for fun.