This Upside Down House Will Have You Questioning Gravity Itself

South Africa's Upside Down House is what Instagram was made for.

Upside-down house in Hartbeespoort, South Africa
A visitor pretends to hold the structure up at the upside-down house in Hartbeespoort, South Africa. With its roof on the ground and it floor in the air, the upside down house is attracting tourists who want to see the world from a different perspective Daily Life, Hartbeespoort, South Africa. Photo: Themba Hadebe/AP/Shutterstock

Things are a little different in the Upside Down. No, not the Upside Down you're thinking of.

There is a house in South Africa that actually looks like it's been turned over on its roof, gaining it the apt title, the Upside Down House, according to the Associated Press (AP). While this little house-slash-art installation may seem quirky, don't worry – you're not actually traveling to an alternate dimension, though you may be able to recreate the photo version of Fred Astaire's famous dancing-on-the-ceiling moves.

According to the AP article, the popular attraction is located near Hartebeestpoort, South Africa, about 47 miles (75 kilometers) or an hour's drive north of Johannesburg. Not only is the house flipped upside down on the outside, but it's also flipped on the inside, creating an Insta-worthy destination full of interesting photo-ops to suit every traveler's imagination.

Upside-down house in Hartbeespoort, South Africa
A visitor sits on the floor of the sitting room at the upside-down house in Hartbeespoort, South Africa. With its roof on the ground and it floor in the air, the upside down house is attracting tourists who want to see the world from a different perspective Daily Life, Hartbeespoort, South Africa - 05 Mar 2020. Themba Hadebe/AP/Shutterstock

Think of it as a nice departure from the ordinary. In fact, putting things upside down has become a bit of a trend lately. For the last few years, upside-down Christmas trees have gained a lot of popularity.

The house has become sort of a local phenomenon, with local residents and tourists alike flocking to its door, if only to take pictures of themselves standing under this precarious-looking home or sitting in rooms with all the furniture — sofas, dining tables, beds, and appliances — on the ceiling.

And while it may look and feel like some random giant just came by and turned the house on its "head," anyone who had studied engineering or architecture will tell you that building such a structure is actually quite an impressive feat. It's obviously not easy balancing a whole house on the edge of a slanted roof, for instance, nor is keeping all the furniture in its rightful place, only upside down.

Even though you can't stay overnight in the Upside Down House, you can certainly visit for plenty of fun and creative Instagram moments. It's open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday through Sunday, as well as on public holidays, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. so there's plenty of time to fit it in during your next trip to the Johannesburg area.

Admission for this topsy-turvy tourist attraction is 100 South African Rand (about $6 USD) for adults and 60 South African Rand (about $4 USD) for seniors and children between the ages of four and seven, while kids under four and elderly folks ages 80 and over get in for free. Note that there are also several discounts available for those traveling with large groups.

For more information and to plan your own trip to this popular South Africa attraction, visit the Upside Down House website.

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