Detroit has many popular house tours, mainly in historic neighborhoods like Indian Village or Boston-Edison. But for the first time this year, we’re getting a certified Weird Homes tour.
What does that even mean? The group organizes tours of artistic, eclectic, or just plain strange homes around the country; this summer, tours are in Austin, Portland, Houston, New Orleans, and Detroit. Part of the proceeds go to housing non-profits in each community. Detroit’s will go toward the United Community Housing Coalition, who works to keep families in their homes.
Tickets for the August 25 event are $30 for the self-guided tour of eight to ten homes. A VIP ticket of $45 gets access to an additional home. Tour organizers are also looking for volunteers for the event.
We have a sneak peek into a few of the homes lined up for the Detroit tour.
Woodbridge resident Gary Schwartz and his wife Cathy are opening their home up for the tour. On offering his home, Schwartz says, “Casa Avery is an expression of our move to Dé Troit from L.A. We love sharing and connection with the community. This is just one of many ways Cathy and I do that.” He hopes his home will serve as creative inspiration for others who take the tour.
Do you have a home some might call weird? The organizers are open to a few more homes to feature on the tour.