AROUND THE SEA - ROTATING HOUSE, RENTAL SUITES & TOURS
Featured in The National Post, CBC & CTV - Around The Sea rotating house, rental suites, & tours (ATS) is the world’s first rotating house with luxury condo rental suites* and is located in North Rustico on Green Gables Shore on Prince Edward Island, Canada. Overlooking PEI’s National Park Beach, the 5000 sq ft, two story home (plus 3000 sq ft basement available for tours) has four 625 sq ft condo rental suites on the main level and because the entire house rotates slowly throughout the day, every suite gets an ocean view! Every guest stay includes a welcome basket filled with local goodies to eat in your kitchen, on your 50' deck while enjoying the sun, or to take to the beach via the private path. Operating 365 days of the year, ATS welcomes guests from around the world who wish to have a truly unique vacation experience.
*That we know of
Your spacious 625 sq ft rotating condo includes:
- Master bedroom with king bed
- Optional Queen wall bed in living room
- Living room with sofa bed
- En-suite bathroom
- Full kitchen with kitchen bar
- 50’ deck
- A/C & heat
- COMPLIMENTARY WiFi & Cable TV
- COMPLIMENTARY private access directly to the National Park Beach
- COMPLIMENTARY Provincial Park Pass to access any provincial park in PEI (Must be returned at the end of your stay)
- COMPLIMENTARY tours of the rotating house @ 4PM Wednesdays & 11AM Sundays (Peak Summer Season Only)
- COMPLIMENTARY welcome basket with local food, drinks, & treats
Is the house always rotating?
The house can do one full revolution before rotating back again. It rotates as often as the controller wishes. The controller can dictate which part of the house faces which direction at any time (e.g. the master bedroom to face north east). This is carried out by a mobile phone application.
How quickly does the house rotate?
It takes the house about 45 minutes to make a full rotation. The speed is so slow that you wouldn't notice the movement unless you were looking out at a fixed point of reference.
Why have a house that rotates?
There are many advantages to having a house that rotates. Not only can you position the house to take advantage of weather conditions (e.g. choose between sun and shade, breeze and calm, etc.), the views can enjoyed in all parts of the house (e.g. wake up to ocean front in your bedroom or watch the sunset in the living room). But for Around the Sea it is so all of our guests get a variety of ocean views and can listen to the waves crashing against the shore at night.
How do I build my own?
If you would like information on how to build your own Deltec Home and/or E Rotating Structure, please visit our Build Your Own page.
How do I book a stay at Around The Sea?
Please visit our Availability page for details.
Can I host an event at Around The Sea?
Of course! We would like to help make your event a special one. Please contact us to discuss.
Are there other rotating houses in the world?
The original EEveringham Rotating House (the world's most publicized rotating house & the house that inspired Around the Sea) is located in Wingham, Australia a few hours north of Sydney. There is a rotating house built in 1969 in Saanich, near Victoria BC, which we visited in the summer of 2012. To read more about the BC rotating house & Horace Basil Oldfield, the inventor, click here (page 8 of the PDF). In 1994, Rolf Disch built the Heliotrope in Freiburg which was the world's first home to create more energy than it uses, as it physically rotates with the sun to maximize its solar intake. The rotating DAngelo Housesits at the base of the San Jacinto mountains in Snow Creek Village, 15 miles from Palm Springs, and provides (several) views of the dramatic landscape. You can enjoy your own vacation stay at Don Dunick's Lighthouse Rotating House in New Zealand and there are also rotating houses in San Diego, Canberra, and The Lofetnberg rotating house in Italy, which may have been the world's first rotating structure of any size (1935). We are always trying to meet & coordinate with other Rotating home owners to build a global network of people who like to think "outside the box".